Sam Field Corbett of Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication acquired the ‘Naomh Eanna’ for €1 in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former CIÉ transport ship that serviced the Aran Islands will become home to luxury five-star accommodation, and its owners are hoping to berth at D(...)

Winters Property management says it  has been in discussions with Bibby Maritime to lease “high end” barges like the one above. This one, the  Bibby Stockholm, has  222 en-suite bedrooms. Photograph: Bibby Maritime Ltd

A Galway property management company is currently exploring the possibility of providing “floating” accommodation for university students. Winters Pr(...)

Sam Field Corbett at the ‘Naomh Éanna’, which is in dry dock in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The owner of a heritage ship is seeking about €2 million from a joint investor to convert the vessel into a boutique hotel/ hostel, cafe and restauran(...)

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, (...)

Say hello, wave goodbye: the Stena Explorer arrives in Dún Laoghaire for the first time, in 1996. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Alistair Rumball is good at making a splash or two, as marine co-ordinator for films such as The Guard and Saving Private Ryan. The Sky television ser(...)

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(...)