Land reclamation around Dublin Bay has been going on for centuries. But in 1969, plans to reclaim large amounts of land for industrial use proved controversial, with a campaign against it led by the Dublin Bay Preservation Association.
'Newsbeat' examines the issue in this report from 6 November 1969. According to reporter Cathal O'Shannon, Dublin Port doesn't need planning permission for land reclamation as it can get a harbour works order from the minister for transport and power. Previous projects have resulted in amenities such as Fairview Park, but if current proposals go ahead, most of the Clontarf sea front will be filled in for industrial development.