Conor Pope: Sitting on the dock of the bay
It’s right in the centre of the capital, and it's the busiest stretch of water in Ireland, bringing in 80 per cent of the country’s freight, but we often forget it’s there.
Right now the Dublin Port Company - which keeps everything on this sprawling site ticking over - is waiting to see if ambitious redevelopment plans with An Bord Pleanála get the green light.
It wants to make its berths longer and deepen a 10km stretch of water from Dublin Bay to the East Link Bridge known as the Liffey Channel to accommodate giant cargo shops and huge cruise liners.
Conor Pope spent a day in the port to see what makes it tick.