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Redevelopment Plans of Marino Point to Be Made Public

26th August 2019
The Marino Point jetty in Cork Harbour, the site of the former chemical factory IFI  The Marino Point jetty in Cork Harbour, the site of the former chemical factory IFI Photo: EchoLive -facebook

According to EchoLive questions regarding plans for the long-awaited redevelopment of Marino Point, the former Irish Fertiliser Industries (IFI) site, near Cobh, will be taken by Port of Cork staff at two events in September.

Two public information evenings are due to take place regarding the Belvelly Port Facility masterplan on September 4 at Belvelly Port Facility office at Marino Point and Thursday, September 5, at Passage West GAA club, both between 4pm and 8pm.

The Marino Point jetty is located in 10m of water, enabling large ships to dock there and a number of companies are set to be located in the 114-acre site.

Port activities will likely be focused on oil, agri-feed, and fertiliser traffic.

The site was previously owned by IFI and UK-based Chemical Industries and closed in 2002 with the loss of over 200 jobs.

For more including comments from a local councillor, click here. 

Published in Port of Cork
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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