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RBLNA is Making a Difference for World Wetlands Day

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

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IWAI Press Release No 3 Heritage Bill

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

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IWAI Heritage Bill 2016 Press Release No 4

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

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IWAI Heritage Bill 2016 News Release No 2

November 6th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

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Free boat trips for all at Oldbridge, Co. Meath

October 11th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Boyne Navigation branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) held their annual Open Day on Sunday, 28th August, 2016, to coincide with National [...]

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IWAI Carrick Cares Day – Promoting our Waterways for All

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

As members of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), we sometimes take access to over 1000km of lakes, rivers & canals for granted. The fact that we can [...]

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Catriona Lucas

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Release, Uncategorized|

Notice of sympathy IWAI members extend sincere sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Catriona Lucas, Doolin Coast Guard volunteer

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IWAI Press Release 2 Election 2016 – Good cross party support emerging for Canal Bill Pledge

March 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

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 [...]

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Heritage Bill 2016 – Prohibitive Legislation That Looks Set to Stifle The Potential Development of our Canals for the Benefit of all Users

January 25th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

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 [...]

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The Oireachtas Joint Committee Members on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht express their concerns to Waterways Ireland on the proposed Canal Bye-Law amendments

March 31st, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

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 [...]

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IWAI Canal Bill Pledges

February 9th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

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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|Categories: 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 [...]

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

March 3rd, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

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2014 The IWAI seeks engagement …

February 6th, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

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

January 28th, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

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No More Boats on the Grand and Royal Canals ??

January 21st, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

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IWAI encourages participation in Bye-Law Consultation

January 14th, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

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Change at the helm of Waterways Ireland

June 29th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Today Ministers appointed Dawn Livingstone to the post of Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland for a seven-year contract, with effect from 29th July 2013 or the earliest possible date thereafter. Carmel Meegan President of [...]

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IWAI Change of the Watch

May 29th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

At the recent AGM of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), the chain of office of the countries largest inland leisure boating organization was handed over by outgoing President Mr.Greg Whelan to Ms. [...]

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Locke’s “Grand Crew” reaches Dublin by canal

October 6th, 2009|Categories: Press Release|

PRESS RELEASE Lord Mayor to welcome Traditional shipment of whiskey casks on Grand Canal Date and Times: 6 October 2009 with Official Reception at 16.30 Portobello Lock Grand Canal Event [...]

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