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Budget 2018: New Marine Institute Research Vessel to Replace 'Celtic Voyager'

9th October 2018
Celtic Voyager Celtic Voyager

A provision in today's budget will allow the Marine Institute to commence the planned replacement of the 21-year-old Celtic Voyager with a new 50m modern research vessel that will provide critical national infrastructure to enable Ireland to address the considerable challenges of Brexit and the Common Fisheries Policy as well as climate-induced impacts on our oceans.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced details of his Department’s 2019 €1.6bn Budget. Speaking this afternoon, the Minister also detailed a €78m Brexit Package for farmers, fishermen & food SMEs.

The provision for the Department’s Seafood Programme has been increased by €6 million, to a total of €133.8 million, and this will help fund vital investment in Castletownbere and Killybegs fishery harbours.

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