Dublin Port Company
Dublin Port Company is a self-financing, private limited company wholly-owned by the State, whose business is to manage Dublin Port, Ireland’s premier port. Established as a corporate entity in 1997, Dublin Port Company is responsible for the management, control, operation and development of the port. Dublin Port Company provides world-class facilities, services, accommodation and lands in the harbour for ships, goods and passengers. The company currently employs 144 staff.
Located in the heart of Dublin City, at the hub of the national road and rail network Dublin Port is a key strategic access point for Ireland and in particular the Dublin area.
Commissioners of Irish Lights Vessel Services
ILV Granuaile advanced multi-functional vessel available for hire for ocean energy related projects.
Marine Institute Research Vessel Operations
Research Vessel Operations is responsible for the management, development and promotion of the state's research vessels, specifically the R.V. Celtic Voyager, the R.V. Celtic Explorer and the Holland I deepwater ROV.
Shannon Foynes Port Company
Shannon Foynes Port Company, Ireland’s second largest port operation, has statutory jurisdiction over all marine activities on a 500km2 area on the Shannon Estuary, stretching from Kerry/Loop Heads to Limerick City. The strategic location of our terminals offers access to the vibrant economy and population of a large part of Ireland.
The company provides a variety of services, from controlling navigation and marine safety, to warehousing, logistics and cargo handling. We handle the largest vessels entering Irish waters, up to 200,000 dwt, and have a track record of continuous growth and innovation. All our operations are accredited to ISO9001:2008 by Lloyds Registry Quality Assurance.
The company was formed in 2000, resulting from the merger of the former Shannon Estuary Ports and Foynes Port companies; these in turn were originally formed in 1996 following the Harbour’s Act of that year, which provided for the establishment of statutory port companies, free to operate independently with a strong commercial remit, while ownership was retained by the State.
Irish Maritime Development Office
- To promote and assist the development of Irish shipping and Irish shipping services and seafarer training.
- To liaise with, support and market the shipping and shipping services sector.
- To advise the Minister on the development and co-ordination of policy in the shipping and shipping services sector so as to protect and create employment.
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