WI has advised (MN#19 of 14/3/16) that Lock 3 will be closed from 14 to 25 March for repairs to the lock operating system. Further information: +353 (0)71 96 50562.
WI has advised (MN#20 of 14/3/16) that the canal will remain closed until the 24 March for completion of works by Longford Co. Council. MN#8/16 refers.
Date of Issue: 14 February 2016 Election Candidates nationwide have been contacting the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) to pledge their support for an IWAI call for provision to be made for new canal bye-laws via a dedicated Canal Bill during the next Dáil. This campaign allows Candidates an opportunity to publically demonstrate their [...]
Heritage Bill 2016 – Prohibitive Legislation That Looks Set to Stifle The Potential Development of our Canals for the Benefit of all Users
Date of Issue: 25 January 2016 Heritage Bill 2016 – prohibitive legislation that looks set to stifle the potential development of our canals for the benefit of all users Heritage Bill 2016 – Canals Act 1986 (amendment 2016) With no advance notice or consultation with the inland waterways stakeholders & canal communities the Heritage Bill [...]
The Oireachtas Joint Committee Members on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht express their concerns to Waterways Ireland on the proposed Canal Bye-Law amendments
Date of Issue: 31 March 2015 PDF DOWNLOAD The Oireachtas Joint Committee Members on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht express their concerns to Waterways Ireland on the proposed Canal Byelaw amendments. Carmel Meegan, President of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) led our delegation 25 March 2014 meeting the above Joint Committee to outline concerns that [...]
Boating to the Ploughing Grand Canal and Agricultural links to be celebrated during this years Ploughing Championships in Athy.
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 [...]
The IWAI welcome Kildare County Councils motion rejecting the Waterways Ireland proposed Canal Bye – law amendments 2014
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]