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Lough Corrib navigation marks

There are some interesting comments about Lough Corrib’s navigation marking system in this report by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board.

Ireland

Mineral Oil Tax

Here is a list showing the number of returns for Mineral Oil Tax, the number of litres declared and the tax paid. Everyone in Ireland who owns a diesel-powered boat, and fuels it with green diesel, should be making a return; clearly very few are, and I suspect most of the litres (and the money) come from the hire firms. 80 more words

Economic Activities

Waterways Ireland's boat register

A boat-owner of my acquaintance received a text message today. The message, which I have redacted, read:

Hi, Boater, Waterways Ireland is currently data protecting the boat register.

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Ireland

The Earl of Granard

The Earl of Granard has, within the last ten days, placed a neat little steam-boat for pleasure on the Shannon. She is upwards of fifty tons burden, and is, we believe, the first steam-boat for pleasure ever placed on the Upper Shannon. 8 more words

Ireland

Alice is at it again

Learned readers are no doubt familiar with Dame Felicity Lott‘s interpretation of the song Alice is at it again, wherein the nature of what Alice was actually at is left to the imagination of the listeners. 219 more words

Ireland

Lough Neagh sand trade

Paul Whittle has spent much time researching and writing a history of the UK marine aggregate dredging industry. He is now publishing it online in blog format. 30 more words

Economic Activities