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Opposition to Limerick Docks proposals
20 June 2006 16:15
Opposition to proposals to sell off or close Limerick Docks has intensified, following a legal challenge by one of the biggest exporters based at the docks.
The Shannon Foynes Port Company is currently examining tenders from a number of commercial interests who have ambitions to develop the 44-acre site.
The company wants to see what interest is in the market and will make a decision about its future by the end of September.
But there is considerable opposition among a number of commercial and community interests to any proposals to sell the docks.
Hegarty Metals, which has been exporting scrap metal from Limerick Docks for over 45 years, has lodged papers in the High Court to fight any plans to sell.
The port company says it will repel any move by what it describes as ‘vested interests’ to inhibit its right to determine the future of the docks.
Limerick City Council has also re-iterated its complete opposition to any proposals to sell or close the docks.