IMF News Archive
IMOA Meets in Howth Yacht Club
Eleven member Marinas met in Howth Yacht Club to discuss a number of issues including current business conditions, Blue Flag Marina Scheme, development plans in County Kerry, the rigid interpretation of Habitat 2000 regualations. The Government init... [more]
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD will officially open the new Cork Harbour Marina, Monkstown, Co. Cork on Saturday April 7th. at 2.30pm. The board and the members of the Irish Marine Federation and the Irish Marina ... [more]
Irish Marine Federation Submission
The Irish Marine Federation has provided a submission dealing with issues raised in the briefing documents supplied in relation to Our Ocean Wealth: Towards an Integrated Marine Policy for Ireland. Details of the submission are available from steve@d... [more]
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, launches Consultation Process
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today launched a public consultation process on how to harness the potential of Ireland's vast marine resource to tap into a Trillion Euro global market for marine products & servic... [more]
Waterford Marina Joins IMOA
A special welcome to Waterford Marina who have recently joined the Irish Marine Federation and the Irish Marina Operators Association. Waterford Marina participated in the recent Marina Forum and Conference in Conwy. The marina, which, is located in... [more]
Irish-sea.org Announces Specific Marine Industry Training
The Ireland/Wales Interreg IVA Programme irish-sea.org has announced a number of specific training courses aimed at improving the industry competitiveness. For details of the courses please see the more details icon below this story.... [more]
23 MARINAS MEET IN CONWY, NORTH WALES
8 marinas from Ireland were represented at the Marina Forum and Conference held in Conwy Marina. A total of 23 marinas were represented from North and South Wales and together with their colleagues from Ireland participated in a lively debate in rela... [more]
FAILTE IRELAND TO DEVELOP MARINE LEISURE TOURISM STRATEGY
Failte Ireland are in the process of developing a Marine Leisure Tourism strategy. The first stage in the process is to establish a cross sector steering group to advise on activities, location and markets. The second stage is to develop research to ... [more]
Web Site Goes Live
The web site for the Interreg Progamme has gone live. This will be an important resource for all marine leisure companies operating in the counties Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Kerry. The site will also contain tourism related inform... [more]
IMF Works With Pisces Programme
The Irish Marine Federation has engaged with the Pisces Programme to establish Stakeholder Guidelines for the implementation of the GES (Good Environmental Status) in the Celtic Sea. This is in relation to the recent EU Directive, Marine Strategy Fra... [more]
Westport Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo
The two day forum was well attended and there was an emphasis on the potential for the development of our marine leisure tourism product. Mr, Chris Doyle, Vice President of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, stated that the potential for Ireland... [more]
National Maritime College of Ireland
The Irish Coastal Network: Ico Net, conference takes place on Friday 25th. November. The conference theme is Sustainably Developing Ireland's Coastal & Maritime Resource. Speakers include: Haitze. J. Siemers, Director General Maritime Affairs and... [more]
The Annual General Meeting will take place at 18.00 on Wednesday November 30th.2011.
Dear IMF Member, I would like to inform you that the Annual General Meeting of the IMF will be held at 18.00 on Wednesday 30th November at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. The AGM is open to all members of the IMF whose subscriptions are up... [more]
IBRA and the ECBA Meets Waterways Ireland in Clondra, Co. Longford.
The Irish Boat Rental Association held a joint meeting with the Erne Charter Boat Association hosted by Waterways Ireland in the Royal Canal Offices at Richmond Harbour. Waterways Ireland gave a presentation on the restoration work carried out in ord... [more]
The Irish Marine Federation announces the death of Mr. Paul Kingston
RIP. Warm tributes have been paid to Cork Yacht Broker Paul Kingston (53), formerly of Kilmacsimon boatyard, who died unexpectedly at the weekend. A one time Irish Marine Federation (IMF) board member the news of his death has shocked both the local ... [more]
New European Directives for Recreational Craft, Common EU Boating Licenses and a New EU Tourism Policy.
The Irish Marine Federationís Steve Conlon is to meet with Ms. Mirna Cieniewicz, Secretary General of The European Boating Industry, to discuss the implications of the changes recently announced by EU Vice President Antonio Tajani. Vice President Taj... [more]
Waterways Ireland Consultation Period Re: Draft Bye Laws
Waterways Ireland has provided a draft of their new bye-laws for consultation. The initial consultation period is up to the 15th. of October.The new bye-laws, if enacted, could have a significant impact on businesses operating along the navigation. P... [more]
The irish-sea.org interreg programme is continuing to develop a number of actions that will benefit the marine industry in Ireland.
The research into the economic value of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has now been completed and further research projects are getting underway. Management training is being undertaken by a number of marine businesses and training for marina oper... [more]
The Irish Marine Federation has submitted a paper on the need for a fully integrated coastal zone management frame work.
The submission outlines the need for a framework that takes full cognisance of the need for sustainable development and should be used when compiling the new Regional Planning Guide Lines for the East coast of Ireland. The submission was made as part... [more]
The Irish Marine Federation has been invited to participate in the steering committee for the organisation of the Liverpool Boat Show.
The Liverpool Boat Show will be an important event for the North West of England and represents an oportunity to promote the Irish Sea as a marine leisure destination... [more]
The South-East Regional Authority is hosting a conference: Sustainable Estuarial Regions. Development of Waterford Estuary.
Ramada Viking Hotel, Waterford City. More details later.... [more]
The Irish Marina Operators Association has been awarded a grant from Failte Ireland to promote marine leisure tourism in Ireland
The grant will enable the production of a new website aimed at providing information for visiting boater together with some advertising and promotion overseas of the marine leisure tourism, opportunities in Ireland... [more]
The Irish Marine Federation has been invited by the Dublin Regional Authority to participate in the formation of an Irish Sea Platform.
The platform will be made up of the stakeholders who have an interest in the various maritime aspects for the development of a maritime spatial plan for the Irish Sea.... [more]
Malahide Marina. October 16th to 18th.
Ever dream of owning a boat? There has never been a better time to buy! Visit the Irish Marine Federation Used Boat Show, Malahide Marina for a display of more than 50 sail boats and powerboats priced to sell. For unbelieveable prices visit the on-li... [more]