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Dublin Port may join with Bremore plan

SPECULATION that Dublin Port may end up joining Drogheda Port Company as partners in the new Port Development at Bremore gained momentum this week following calls by the Progressive Democrats to relocate Dublin Port to the North County Dublin site.The Drogheda Port Company has already stated that it is seeking partners for the multi million euro project at the North Co Dublin

SPECULATION that Dublin Port may end up joining Drogheda Port Company as partners in the new Port Development at Bremore gained momentum this week following calls by the Progressive Democrats to relocate Dublin Port to the North County Dublin site.

The Drogheda Port Company has already stated that it is seeking partners for the multi million euro project at the North Co Dublin site.

Dublin Port is trying to reclaim 52 acres from the sea near Clontarf to expand its operation but that plan has little political support.

The PDs’ ambitious plan, which will probably form part of the party’s manifesto at the next general election, involves moving the existing Dublin port to Bremore, freeing up a land bank of over 650 acres of state-owned property in the heart of the city.

In its place the party wants to build a city quarter with 80,000 people living in it, along with offices, shops, businesses, parks, marinas, a cruise line terminal and waterfront walkways.

Commenting Mr Paul Fleming, CEO of Drogheda Port Company, said that the Bremore project was launched over 12 months ago as a necessary strategic development for the continued growth of Drogheda Port and their customers base.

‘We have designed the port to have a capability to also address the projected capacity shortfalls facing the east coast ports in the years ahead and we would welcome the opportunity through the Bremore development to assist with the congestion issues associated with Dublin, although the primary objective of the new port development is to address the growing needs of our own customers.’

‘The PD policy document as I understand is primarily to facilitate some wide range discussions relating to the future ability or desirability of Dublin port to cater for the long term shipping growth projected on the east coast.

‘We would certainly agree that Bremore has tremendous future potential to be one of Irelands premier ports competing with Dublin port and providing choice to importers and exporters.’



He said that the Bremore development is proceeding as a Drogheda Port project and they have recently announced their intention to seek a strategic partner through open competition.


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