4th March 2020: The Commissioners of Irish Lights (Irish Lights) were delighted to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their three-day official visit to Ireland today.
The Duke and Duchess met with Kieran Crowley, Chairman and Yvonne Shields O’Connor, CEO, Irish Lights at the Baily Lighthouse in Howth. They discussed the long-standing historic relationship between Irish Lights and their General Lighthouse Authority partners in the United Kingdom, Trinity House and Northern Lighthouse Board. This active partnership sees the three authorities co-operating on a daily basis to deliver a range of services to ensure safe navigation around the Irish and UK coasts, meeting the Irish and UK governments’ obligations under the Safety of Life at Sea Convention.
"It is an honour to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and to acknowledge the close working partnership that exists between Irish Lights and our colleagues in Trinity House and the Northern Lighthouse Board. For over 150 years we have worked in close collaboration to ensure safety at sea for mariners through our network of lighthouses, buoys and electronic aids to navigation. We recognise the hugely valuable work their Royal Highnesses are doing in relation to climate change and marine conservation, which is very relevant to the service that we provide.”