According to the newspaper, Dublin City Council has published notice of a licence application to dump 824,000 tonnes of 'spoil' from the new Ringsend waste water treatment project at a site off Howth Head.
The council says that similar material has been deposited in the past near Burford Bank in centre of the bay, with no harm to the environment.
It also outlined in its licence application how it explored a number of possible alternatives - such as infill for engineering projects - which were eventually ruled out.
Meanwhile, independent councillor Mannix Flynn described the plan as "akin to landfill".
The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.