Dredging plan would dump ‘two Croke Parks’ of silt in Dublin Bay

15th August, 2015
The Irish Underwater Council says the the proposed dumping site lies in an EU protected area for harbour porpoises Picture: iStock

Ireland’s main diving organisation is objecting to plans to dump enough dredged material in Dublin Bay’s special area of conservation to fill Croke Park to the brim twice.

Dublin Port is seeking a licence from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dump 6.3 million tonnes of silt at the Burford Bank as part of its huge proposed redevelopment.

The €230 million project, approved by An Bord Pleanála, will redevelop three kilometres of...

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