Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company  chief executive Philomena Poole said the port’s transfer to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on October 3rd would allow for a combined future plan for both the harbour and the town. Photograph: Frank Miller

A lack of funding to accompany the transfer of Dún Laoghaire Harbour to the local authority has been described as “very disappointing” by its chief ex(...)

A seabin floating in the sea and taking in loose plastic.

Ireland’s first “seabin” has been submerged within Dún Laoghaire Harbour in Dublin. A seabin is a floating device designed to capture and remove was(...)

Dublin Bay yacht Rockabill VI (Paul O’Higgins) is an early entry for June’s Round Ireland Race and July’s Cork Week Regatta. Photograph: David O’Brien

Tánaiste Simon Coveney hailed Volvo Cork Week’s drive for change at this week’s regatta launch on Haulbowline Island . Organisers Royal Cork Yacht Cl(...)

The Fine Gael-Labour coalition introduced in 2011 new lower salary rates for chief executives appointed to commercial State companies following the economic crash. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of commercial State companies believe official salary rates for top-level personnel are now too low to attract suitable candidates or retain (...)

Dún Laoghaire Harbour (above): At a council meeting on Monday night, councillors unanimously agreed “serious risks for the local authority” had been raised in a due diligence report commissioned by the council into the position of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. File photograph: Getty Images

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county councillors from all the main parties have expressed concern at potential financial liabilities involved in taking over (...)

Shane Ross was responding to a strongly-worded attack on the company in the Dáil  Richard Boyd Barrrett. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The transfer of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company to local authority control is taking too long, Minister for Transport and Tourism Shane Ross has sai(...)

A man walks past a deciduous tree in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

1. Schools to reopen after ASTI agrees suspension of action All second-level schools are set to open on Wednesday after the Association of Secondary (...)

Dún Laoghaire Harbour’s ferry terminal: Could be used as office, retail, hotel, community, leisure or exhibition space. Photograph: Eric Luke

The former ferry terminal at St Michael’s Pier in Dún Laoghaire Harbour is on the letting market with agent Lisney quoting an indicative rent for its (...)

Artist’s impression showing size of cruise liner which could have entered Dún Laoghaire Harbour if the 340m limit was allowed. The illustration shows the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Sea in the harbour.

Super-size cruise liners will not be docking in Dún Laoghaire Harbour following a Bord Pleanála decision that restricts the size of vessels allowed un(...)

CGI of an urban baths project at Grand Canal Dock prepared by architects Urban Agency

Reclaiming riverfront and underused port areas for leisure (think Paris-Plages) is a growing trend as European cities and towns come to see harbour ba(...)

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