Cork Harbour reborn

Can Cork turn the Celtic Sea into hard cash and real jobs?

22nd March, 2015
The unit in Cork Harbour would handle large volumes of liquid gas supplies from the south of the US.

On a clear day, the view from the top of the naval base at Haulbowline is sensational, bluer than blue. The island in the middle of Cork Harbour, the second-largest natural harbour in the world, gives on to the vast expanse of shimmering water framed by Ringaskiddy, Cobh and Corkbeg.

Facing south beyond Spike Island, promontory forts – Camden and Carlisle – hug the gap between Crosshaven and Roches Point, the opening to the Atlantic...

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