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.
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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. 
Ferry Terminal Dun Laoghaire

Tech innovation project sinks in Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Plans to transform the former ferry terminal in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, into Ireland’s largest technology innovation campus were dashed this week when would-be tenants discovered that the harbour company failed to obtain the necessary foreshore licence to lease the building — two years after the building had been advertised for lease.
Kish Lighthouse

Relatives visit the RMS Leinster site at the Kish Lighthouse

The mail boat was torpedoed by German submarine UB 123. More than 550 people were killed, making this the worst maritime disaster on the Irish Sea.
DL St Michaels Wharf

New lease of life for Dún Laoghaire ferry terminal

Smaller regional harbour innovation hubs are also proposed across Ireland over the next three years, strategically located to provide a local business with skills, knowledge, training and resources to apply disruptive technology to specific…
Seafest 2017 Beau Weston

Galway economy to benefit from major maritime festival

Ireland's premier maritime festival (June 29-July 1) in Galway is expected to attracted over 100,000 visitors and to generate in excess of €7m for the local economy. Galway harbour will be the hub for the three-day festival of vessel tours, aquatic displays, exhibitions and entertainment.

The addition of Galway's European Region of Gastronomy designation "will be outstanding in terms of food and tourism", remarked Dave Hickey, president of Galway Chamber of Commerce. 

Seafest 2017 Beau Weston

Beau Weston, stunt performer and pro-flyboard from New Zealand, entertains the crowds at Seafest 2017

Ireland's marine infrastructure and resources will be on show, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the ocean and to celebrate maritime history.

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RNLI 'fund our kit' Mayday appeal

Veteran marathon and long-distance runner Mary Nolan Hickey is supporting the RNLI's national Mayday appeal 'Do your bit - fund our kit' to raise funds for the charity's volunteer lifeboat crews in Ireland.

Web RNLI Mayday 4

Mary Nolan Hickey (65) who recently completed a 1,509 mile 'lap of the map' of Ireland for the RNLI, said she appreciates the value of having and wearing the right clothing for performance:

"For RNLI volunteers, their specialist kit protects them against extreme conditions, giving them a firm footing on unsteady surfaces, allowing them to carry out their lifesaving work."

Arklow lifeboat crew Sinead Myler, Jimmy Myler and Ned Dillon with Mary Nolan Hickey in Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Arklow RNLI mechanic Michael Fitgerald is one of many crew members who will be receiving a new all-weather lifeboat kit. 

Yvonne Shields IL

Irish Lights launches next generation maritime services

Irish Lights chief executive has described the agency’s five-year strategy to 2023 as a “major process of change” that puts the organisation in a strong position operationally, financially and from a government perspective.

“The clue is in the title,” remarked Yvonne Shields at the launch of Safe Seas – Connected Coasts 2018-2023 which maps out a vision to deliver next generation maritime services to protect lives, property, trade and the environment.

Yvonne Shields IL

 The strategy commits Irish Lights to implementing a combination of new and existing navigation technology, engineering and data management solutions to enable safe navigation at sea for commercial shipping, fishing, leisure craft and passenger vessels. Its mission is to be a ‘leading and innovative provider of reliable, efficient and cost-effective navigation and maritime services for the safety of all’, and will be benchmarked against delivery in a ‘tangible, timely and effective way to the benefit of all stakeholders’.