Yearly Archives: 2014

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Boating to the Ploughing Grand Canal and Agricultural links to be celebrated during this years Ploughing Championships in Athy.

May 29th, 2014|Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) will be avoiding the traffic queues at this year's Ploughing Championships by arriving via the Grand Canal. This is quite appropriate given the historical significance of the role that the Grand Canal played in the development of the surrounding farming hinterlands, the IWAI believe that it is appropriate that the farming and [...]

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The IWAI welcome Kildare County Councils motion rejecting the Waterways Ireland proposed Canal Bye – law amendments 2014

March 3rd, 2014|Press Release, Uncategorized|

Speaking this week, Carmel Meegan, President of The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) welcomed the unanimous support from Kildare’s democratically elected representatives in the Council and added that it provides further proof that “the proposed bye-laws do not put user requirements, tourism development and local communities at the centre of the regulations.” The motion was moved by Councillor John McGinley. It has been confirmed that at the [...]

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2014 The IWAI seeks engagement …

February 6th, 2014|Press Release|

The IWAI submission to the Waterways Ireland bye-laws raises serious alarm in relation to- the five day rule and a ‘move on’ mentality that will affect traffic and tourism on the navigations and local communities all along the waterways the fixed penalty system and other legal sanctions, including powers of arrest by regulators the high costs of [...]

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ONE DAY ONLY – Monday 3 rd Feb 201 4: Save the Canals & River Barrow.

January 28th, 2014|Press Release|

IWAI News Release Date of Issue 28 January 2014 ONE DAY ONLY– Monday 3rd Feb 2014:Save the Canals & River Barrow. Widespread community alarm is emerging at proposed amendments by Waterways Ireland on Canals Bye-laws. Comments in the Seanad on Tuesday 21st January included “there is an element within the proposed bye-laws of over-bureaucracy and bureaucracy gone mad”. Waterways Ireland opened a consultation on these bye-laws; from 6th Jan for just 21 [...]

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No More Boats on the Grand and Royal Canals ??

January 21st, 2014|Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is preparing a robust response to the amendments proposed by Waterways Ireland to the Canals bye-laws. IWAI raise serious concerns regarding the future of boating on the Grand and Royal canals and River Barrow. An initial review by IWAI of proposals for amendments to the canal regulations indicates that they will not encourage and nurture the growth of domestic [...]

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IWAI encourages participation in Bye-Law Consultation

January 14th, 2014|Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) acknowledges the Waterways Ireland consultation period on canal use bye-laws. The IWAI today 6th January welcomed the Waterways Ireland 2014-2016 draft Corporate Plan. Waterways Ireland is the North-South body responsible for maintenance of the Inland Navigations across the whole of Ireland. An item in the draft plan is the introduction of canal [...]

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