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Refuse permission to Dunlaoghaire Harbour Co. to build a cruise ship berth in DL harbour

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Save Our Seafront are opposed to the building of a cruise ship berth in Dunlaoghaire harbour on the following grounds;

• DLH is a splendid Victorian harbour, part of the nation’s heritage.  It is the 2nd oldest man-made harbour in the world & will be 200 yrs old in 2017.   It must not be destroyed for a speculative commercial venture.

• Negative visual impact. Over 300 metres long and taller than Liberty Hall, super liners will dominate the harbour.

• Negative impact on sailing and leisure events due to berthing such large cruise ships in harbour.

• No objective evaluation appears to have been done as to whether the investment cost is recoverable.

 • At present smaller cruise ships (23 expected in 2015) can moor at Carlisle pier and larger ones in the bay.  No need to damage harbour.

• There is little evidence that cruise passengers would spend in Dun Laoghaire & most will be bussed off elsewhere

• 40 coaches daily needed to bus passengers through Dun Laoghaire.

• Dublin Port already has suitable berths for super cruisers.  Its location is more suited to receive cruise liners & transfer them to tourist destinations

 

 

 


 

 

 



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