Project to unlock cultural potential of Irish and Welsh ports

A four-year Irish-Welsh project aims to unlock the cultural potential of the ports of Dublin and Rosslare alongside Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock. The research will explore their cultures, traditions and histories to enable their cultural heritages become a driver of economic growth. ‘Ports, Past and Present: Cultural Crossing between Ireland and Walsh’ is a joint initiative with University College Cork and Wexford County Council in Ireland, and Aberystwyth University and the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, in Wales.

Seafest maritime festival heads to the rebel county city

Over 100 free events are listed for the 2019 free maritime festival (June 7-9) at the Port of Cork. An estimated 100,000 visitors are expected on the quays over the three days for talks, demonstrations and maritime events on an off the water. 

RNLI annual nationwide Mayday appeal

Throughout the month of May, the RNLI is asking the public to 'give it some welly' and answer their Mayday fundraising appeal. 

Whiddy Island disaster: 40 years on

In a disaster that should never have happened, the failures that took place on MV Betelgeuse and at the Oil Terminal at Whiddy Island, were some of the worst derelictions of duty in relation to safety in world maritime history, by the tanker owners, Total Oil S.A, the terminal operators, Gulf Oil Corporation, the Irish government, and other world governments.
Coast Guard 2018 stats

Coast guard urges water users to always wear a flotation device

The capacity to raise the alarm and stay afloat is essential to reducing loss of life from drownings at sea or on inland waterways.
Michael Kingston receives the Challenge Coin Award from Capt John Mauger, Commanding Officer USCG Maritime Safety Centre HQ

Climate change: Ireland's Arctic momentum gathers pace

Ireland must, without hesitation, apply for ‘Observer Member Status’ of the Arctic Council. I focused primarily on climate change and the obvious necessity to make this application as a matter of priority, to gain the critical knowledge needed to help make informed decisions about coastal erosion and flood defences, planning, agriculture, fisheries, and safety, all of which depend upon local weather predictions.
Duncannon, Co Wexford

Stakeholder feedback to influence long-term planning of Ireland’s marine territory

Publication of Inshore Ireland (Winter 2018) also marks the deadline for stakeholder submissions on a plan that will influence development of Ireland’s marine territory, described as waters (sea area), territorial seas, Exclusive Economic Zone and continental shelf.

Ferry service to Dún Laoghaire with Brexit on the horizon?

Call to revive ferry service at Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, in light of Brexit
St Michael's Wharf Dun Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire council restates it support of a harbour innovation campus

Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council confirms to Inshore Ireland that planning permission granted in late July was not contingent on a foreshore licence being granted.