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'€500m Port plan bill'

A PLAN to double the capacity of Dublin Port over the next three decades would cost between €400m and €500m to implement, according to the port's chief executive.

Eamonn O'Reilly made the prediction ahead of the unveiling of a draft masterplan for public inspection.

Dublin Port hopes to have the plan finalised by early next year after it receives final submissions over the next two weeks from interested parties.

It wants to be able to boost its capacity to handle 60 million tonnes of goods a year compared with the just under 29 million that passed through the facility last year.