This week on my podcast, I focus on what Dublin is doing about its waterfront. This follows on my last podcast about the lack of attention by many of the country’s towns and cities to their waterfronts and why they should be doing more to make those waterfronts attractive to the public, so that they would become part of local environmental infrastructure, making the ports accessible as far as possible, allowing for security and safety constraints, so that there would be more public understanding and appreciation of the importance of the ports.
Dublin Port’s Chief Executive, Eamonn O’Reilly, has spoken to me about what Dublin is doing in this regard. He has just announced the competition for public art work displays in the port and he explains to me the Port Trail is being constructed, a public viewing facility of the port, its history and culture. This is a positive development and puts Dublin far ahead of any other port in the country. What is most important is the realisation which he expresses, that public appreciation and understanding of the port has diminished and that this link needs to be restored.
And he speaks about sailing within the port area.
• Listen to the podcast below.
• I will be interviewing Eamonn O’Reilly in more depth and detail in the next edition of my radio programme podcast – THIS ISLAND on Afloat.ie about the working of the port and its plans for future expansion.
Read all the latest Dublin Port news here