Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council decidеd to withdraw controversial plans for a ЕUR 30 million cruise berth in the south Dublin Harbour. An Bord Pleanala confirmed that the application for an 8-year permit to build a cruise berth facility in Dun Laoghaire had been withdrawn last week.
Independent senator Victor Boyhan welcomed the move by the local authority but said that questions needed to be answered on the entire cost of the plan.
In November 2016, An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the controversial cruise terminal but had restricted the size of ship which it could facilitate to LOA length 250 m.
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company's original planning application aimed to accommodate cruise vessels with max LOA length 340 m, at a cruise berth extending 435 m.
The ruling was challenged by Save our Seafront campaign group in a High Court judicial review. The application was referred back to the planning appeals board. The appeals board received more than 150 objections to the project.