The Irish Maritime Forum

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The Irish Maritime Forum (TIMARFOR) is an independent and non-political collegiate group of thirty professionals who have a wide range of experience in the maritime domain. TIMARFOR members hold, or have held, positions at the highest level in national and international maritime organisations.

The vision of TIMARFOR is to increase awareness of the importance of Ireland’s Maritime Dimension in the national interest.

In pursuit of this vision TIMARFOR engages with Government on matters of maritime policy. We produced a paper for the Department of Defence prior to the publication of the White Paper on Defence. We produced a paper for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade prior to the publication of its policy statement “The Global Island”.  We also produced a paper for the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government on Marine Spatial Planning.  Access to these documents is available on this website.

In 2016, to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising, TIMARFOR held a Seminar in the National Maritime College of Ireland entitled “Revolution on an Island – The Maritime Aspects of the 1916 Rebellion”.