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Locals to be consulted on big plans for Dublin Port

Public asked for help in devising a ‘masterplan’ for the redevelopment of Ireland’s most important port.

A container ship unloading at Dublin Port
A container ship unloading at Dublin Port

THIRTY MILLION TONNES of goods and 1.8 million ferry passengers travel through Dublin Port every year, but ambitious new plans will see those figures double over the next thirty years.

Dublin Port Company is launching a public consultation process in order to develop a ‘masterplan‘ for the facility. As well as business groups, port users, statutory groups and local councils, the general public are being invited to have their two cents at public information days taking place in East Wall and Ringsend this month.

Dublin Port Chief Executive Eamonn O’Reilly says that while business at the Port has quadrupled in the last thirty years, the facilities have not grown to meet demand. He says:

We need to grow, in a way which better integrates the Port with the city and which contributes substantially to improve both the natural and built environments

The consultation process will look at land use around the Port, environmental and sustainability concerns, the relationship between the Port and local communities and maximising its tourism potential.

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