An oral hearing into the proposed extension of Galway Harbour is taking place today.

An Bord Pleanála expects the proceedings will take three weeks to complete.

The proposal to extend the harbour was lodged last year.

The project would cost €126 million and involve the reclamation of 24 hectares from the seabed and extensive development to enhance and expand the port.

Among the items included in the application are increased commercial storage, more than 200 new marine berths, a new fishing pier and a rail spur off the Galway-Dublin line…

RTE News 13/01/2015 Read the article ‘Galway Harbour project outlined at An Bord Pleanála hearing