Galway harbour. The first phase of the proposed €126 million port expansion into south Galway Bay involves reclamation of almost 27 hectares of foreshore and seabed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

State wildlife experts have “key outstanding concerns” about the implications of the Galway harbour expansion plan, an oral hearing has heard. (...)

Detailed plans for a proposed €126 million redevelopment which would allow Galway harbour to accommodate cruise liners were outlined during the firs(...)

There will be no negative impact on marine or bird life at the Alexandra Basin (above)  as a result of a  plan to redevelop  Dublin Port, a planning hearing has heard.

If Dublin Port fails to expand to cater for cruise ships of over 300m in length, it will “become obsolete” and will be out of the burgeoning cruise bu(...)