Jeanie Johnston being floated in dry dock at Dublin Port: it is the last ship in the port’s graving dock, which is being  filled in as part of a €230 million project. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

History was marked at Dublin Port on Monday when tall ship Jeanie Johnston floated out of its graving dock. The replica 19th century “Famine” ship is(...)

 The Georgian graving docks, at the Grand Canal Basin, Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Waterways enthusiasts and a Dublin docklands business group have called on Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys to save a key piece of the Grand C(...)

Sam Field Corbett on the ‘Laura Lucy’: he suggested a ‘floating village’ to the DDDA which would be fully accessible to the public. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

No mortgage, no exorbitant rent, no property tax, no doors to slam. With an overheated rental market and an acute shortage of social housing onshore, (...)

Alan Robinson, chief executive officer of Docklands Business Forum, at one of the Georgian Graving Docks at the Grand Canal Basin, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Three Georgian docks within Dublin’s Grand Canal Basin could be regenerated for theatre space, children’s recreation and marine repairs, according to (...)

Bylaws proposed by Waterways Ireland will see a range of charges rise significantly as the authority tries to draw waterways users to the canals and prevent boats  from blocking key moorings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Plans to introduce charges of up to €3,500 per year for houseboats on the Grand and Royal canals and the river Barrow have bee(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan: has put a four-week stay on plans by Waterways Ireland to break up the Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan has said that any proposal to save the former Aran island ferry (...)

The Naomh Éanna after it was towed into a dry dock in the Grand Canal Basin for dismantling. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has rejected appeals to save the former Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna, which is due to be br(...)

MV Naomh Éanna, the CIÉ transport ship that serviced the Aran islands for years, is awaiting scrappage at Grand Canal  Docks in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joyce’s Ulysses publisher Sylvia Beach and writers Brendan Behan and Breandán Ó hÉithir were among the many who travelled and reminisced about travell(...)

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more than 200 years of boating activity on the canal system “could be killed off with the stroke of a Minister’s pen”.

Revised bylaws and new charges for boat users could result in a “serious decline in boat traffic” on the Grand and Royal canals and Barrow Navigation,(...)