Posted on October 21, 2015
By Tim O'Brien, The Irish Times
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s plans to create a 390m cruise berth and ancillary dredging are an “unquantified financial gamble”, a Bord Pleanála hearing into the plans has been told.
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said the harbour company proposals – to dredge a 1.5km harbour approach channel, a 500m turning circle to the north of the harbour mouth and an in-harbour access channel of 850m to the proposed berth – were costed at €18 million.
But he said that figure was less than the 1996 cost of building the smaller berth for the Stena HSS which is to be demolished as part of the scheme.
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