Current Press Releases

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OPW announces launch of permit competition for boats to Skellig Michael

The Office of Public Works (OPW) today announced the launch of a Public Competition for the award of up to 15 Permits giving Boat Operators the right to ferry visitors to Skellig Michael, the world-renowned Monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site located 12 km off the South West Kerry coastline.   Successful applicants will be given the right to land visitors on Skellig Michael, where, because of conservation concerns, the number of visitors is strictly limited.

19 December 18

 

OPW Funding for New Ross Flood Defence Works

Minister of State at the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin 'Boxer' Moran TD and Minister of State at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Defence with Special Responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe TD today announced funding of €2.8 million from the Office of Public Works (OPW) towards flood relief works in New Ross Co. Wexford being undertaken by Wexford County Council.

18 December 18

 

Minister announces joint project for flood relief works in Shannon town and to upgrade flood defence embankments fronting the Shannon estuary

Minister of State at The Office of Public Works & Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, today visited Shannon town and the adjacent flood defence embankments fronting the Shannon estuary to announce plans to upgrade those defences and to construct new defences for Shannon town. This will be a joint project between the Office of Public Works (OPW), Clare County Council and the Shannon Airport Authority, with the Council managing the project overall.

18 December 18