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Harry Crosbie’s grand plan for Dublin’s docks: ‘I’ve enough firepower and desire to do this’

The developer has garnered support from the local community, Bono and Bob Geldof for his latest, ambitious plan for the city’s docklands

Harry Crosbie: ‘I know I’m old. But I’ve enough firepower and desire to do this’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Harry Crosbie bristled with intent as he shuffled sheafs of paper and jabbed the plans for the abandoned dry docks near his house on the edge of Grand Canal Dock in Dublin.

He knows the clock is ticking. After all, just a few weeks ago the Naomh Éanna, the rusty shell of a former merchant vessel, tipped over and half-capsized, providing a pungent symbol of the neglect of the dock.

And although Crosbie didn’t want to talk about it much during an interview with the Business Post in his Hanover Quay home, at 75, this could be the last major project for the man who, more than most, has shaped and inspired the development of Dublin’s docklands over the last four decades.