| The EMP permitting system was suspended for the Grand Canal Dock with effect from 31 March 2016 pending a review.|
The review and consultations with all the stakeholders has not yet been completed. Please note that current permitting processes will remain in place until 31 March 2017 to ensure that operation of moorings on the canal system is fully regulated and that boat owners are in compliance with current processes.
Vessel owners should therefore ensure that both their CMP and EMP for Grand Canal Dock are fully paid until 31 March 2017, including all arrears and any outstanding service charge amounts due. Letters outlining the above have been issued to all boat owners concerned.
Completed application forms and payment in full must be received by Shane Anderson, Waterways Ireland, Harbour Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly by Friday 18 November 2016.
Any vessel which does not have a valid CMP and EMP after this date will be requested to leave the Grand Canal Basin and failure to do so will result in its removal from the navigation.
Changes to the permitting system will be implemented prior to 31 March 2017 and boat owners will be formally notified of the changes and their impact in advance of implementation.
Any queries with regard to the above compliance requirements for owners of boats in Grand Canal Dock should be addressed to:
John Boyle, Director of Business Development, Waterways Ireland, 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, N Ireland BT74 7JY.