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Marine Minister Welcomes Signing Of Contractor For Cape Clear Harbour Works
#IrishHarbours - Marine Minister Simon Coveney today (13 December) attended the signing of a contract with L&M Keating Ltd for the remediation and harbour improvement works at North Harbour on Cape Clear, Co Cork.   Welcoming the commencement of the project,…
Sandycove Harbour Gets Funding Boost in Budget '14 Allocation
#Harbours - Sandycove Harbour will receive more than €50,000 from a €295,000 package for repairs and upgrades to piers, quays and harbours around the Irish coast, as South County Dublin LifeTimes reports. The funding forms part of the €10 million…
Harbour Funding Approved for Ballyvaughan, Cappagh, Liscannor, Carrigaholt & Kilbaha
#clare – Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced funds totalling 91,500 euro for projects at Ballyvaughan, Cappagh, Liscannor, Carrigaholt and Kilbaha harbours/piers. "The safety works scheduled to take place at these harbours will have…
Public Consultation On Future Of Bantry Bay Harbour
#IrishHarbours - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) is asking members of the public and all interested parties for their views on plans to merge Bantry Bay Harbour with the Port of Cork Company. The department believes that…
Irish Harbours Get €7.4m Funding for Remedial Works
#IrishHarbours - Funding of €7.4 million for urgent remedial works at six regional harbours has been announced by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar. The funding will pay for repairs and safety works on essential harbour infrastructure, and…
Local Stakeholders Voice Upset at Howth Parking Charge Plans
#Howth - A new website has been set up outlining opposition by local traders and stakeholders to proposals to charge for parking in Howth Harbour. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Dublin North East TD Tommy Broughan slammed the proposals by…
Glandore Harbour Yacht Club Gets New Clubhouse
#GLANDORE HARBOUR - After 27 years, Glandore Harbour Yacht Club has finally acquired a clubhouse in the picturesque West Cork harbour village. "It may have taken a long time but the reward is that we have ended up with a…
New Harbour Charges Could End Trips to See Fungie
#IRISH HARBOURS - "Draconian" new charges for harbour users could bring an end to boat trips to see Dingle's most famous resident, according to The Irish Times. Fungie the dolphin has been a mainstay of Dingle harbour for almost 30…
Kerry Harbour Users Say No to Over-Regulation
#IRISH HARBOURS - Protesters took to the water off Kerry's piers last month in an organised swim drawing attention to proposed harbour bylaws designed to regulate the activities of water users. “We need to make the public aware they have…
Massive Fee Increases Proposed for Harbour Yacht Berths
#IRISH HARBOURS - Yachts berthing at Ireland's main fishing harbours could see their charges hiked by an incredible 800 per cent. According to The Irish Times, Marine Minister Simon Coveney has announced a mere 21 days for comment and consultation on…
Marine Notice on Construction in Castletownbere Harbour
#IRISH HARBOURS - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises on construction works at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Cork this week. The works involve the installation of four steel piles -…
Harbour Businesses Vent Frustration at DAFF
A Donegal businessman is fronting a new campaign that seeks a more positive and direct approach to supporting harbour businesses. John Shine - who spearheads the 'Fishing for Jobs' campaign - has accused the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food…
Arklow Harbour Fees Had No Legal Standing Says Report
Arklow Harbour was collecting fees without ministerial approval for two decades, a new report has emerged. According to The Irish Times, the due dilligence report shows Arklow Harbour Commissioners did not apply to the Minister for Transport for harbour rate…
Ferry Firm Challenges Marine Dept in High Court
An Aran Islands ferry company is currently battling the Department of the Marine in the High Court over charges for the use of Rossaveal Harbour, the Galway Advertiser reports. http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/35447 Island Ferries Teoranta claims that harbour fees have risen eight-fold…

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