The plans to reclaim 21 hectares of land in Dublin Port have been rejected by An Bord Pleanála. The infill, Dublin Port claimed, would have dealt with the imminent capacity issues at the port, and would have increased capacity at the port by 50%,
The plan was rejected on environmental grounds, with the area north of Alexandra Road on the port's eastern extremity designated for expansion.
The Port Company were stunned by the decision, which deemed the proposed infill area would have a detrimental impact on the south Dublin Bay and Tolka Estuary pSPA (proposed special protection area) designated under the EU Birds Directive.
Full Irish Times report on the decision is HERE.