The significant role for ports, and need for associated infrastructure development, in Irish Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) development is recognised. A multiple of ports will be required to provide facilities for the different activities at several locations around the country and at different times for the various phases of the fixed and floating ORE developments. The Minister for Transport has recently decided that a multi-port approach will be required to address the needs of the ORE industry. This has been confirmed in the publication of a Ports ORE Policy Statement in December 2021. This approach will help maximise the economic benefits at regional level, as well as national level, in terms of the creation of jobs and new SME enterprise that will support the development of the ORE industry such as engineering, fabrication, transport and logistics, and other technologies.