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FS007188

FS007188 Reference Number FS007188 Title of Application FS007188 RWE Renewables Ireland Ltd. Applicant Details RWE Renewables Ireland Ltd.Unit 5 Desart HouseLower New StreetKilkennyR95 H488 Location of Activity Off the Coasts of counties Dublin and Wicklow County Off the coasts of counties Dublin and Wicklow Proposed Activity Foreshore Licence to undertake geotechnical and geophysical site investigations and ecological, wind, wave and current monitoring to provide further data to refine wind farm design, cable routing, landfall design and associated installation methodologies for […]

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LIC230001

LIC230001 Reference no:             LIC230001          Title of Application LIC230001 – North Irish Sea Array Windfarm Limited Applicant Details North Irish Sea Array Windfarm LimitedBuilding 3400,Cork Airport Business Park,Co. Cork,T12AE76 Location of Activity Off the coasts of counties Dublin, Meath and Louth County Off the coasts of counties Dublin, Meath and Louth Proposed Activity Site investigation activities to inform the development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore windfarm (OWF) and export cable, off the coasts of counties Dublin, Meath

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Help inform MARA’s first Statement of Strategy 2024-2027

Ireland’s relationship with the sea has helped define our nation’s culture and history. Our seas are a critical part of our identify as an Island nation. They are part of what makes us who we are. MARA – the Maritime Area Regulatory Authority, is an important part of that new National Marine Planning Framework. We were established in July 2023 as the state agency which will act as the regulator of the maritime area for the benefit of current and

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Study on activities that may be exempt from requiring a marine licence

MARA is a new State agency with responsibility for licencing certain marine activities including: To understand the impact such activities may have on the marine environment, MARA has initiated a study with the Marine Institute. The output of this study, expected Q1 2024, will inform MARA if changes in the licence regime are warranted.  If so, MARA will engage with the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to prioritise drafting legislative amendments to exempt some ‘low risk’ activities that

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MARA Launch Marks Major Milestone for Offshore Energy Development

The Government has today (13th July 2023) officially launched the Maritime Area Regulatory Authority (MARA), marking a significant milestone in the State’s stewardship of the maritime area including plans for renewable offshore energy development. The newly established authority will be responsible for regulating development and activity in Ireland’s maritime area and its role will include assessing applications for Maritime Area Consents (MACs), which are required before developers of offshore wind and other projects in the maritime area can make a

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Board Members

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Laura Brien Laura Brien has over 25 years experience in the area of regulation across a number of industries, in particular the energy sector. Prior to appointment as CEO of MARA, Laura was Chief Executive/Registrar of the Health Insurance Authority. She was previously a Director at the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) (2014-2020), where she held various roles covering responsibility for Energy Markets, Water, and Compliance. She was a member of the Bureau of

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