In May 2015, An Board Pleanála granted planning permission to the Port of Cork for the redevelopment of existing port facilities at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. 

This redevelopment is necessary to allow the Port of Cork to overcome the existing physical  constraints in handling larger vessels and to adapt to the changing nature of port activities, including  the trend towards port-centred logistics. Being able to accommodate larger vessels is vital for the Port of Cork to remain competitive and future proof Cork as an international gateway for trade.

Four key areas for development were submitted in the planning application to An Board Pleanála, however three areas are now being progressed by the Port of Cork. 

These include a new container terminal with an initial 360m berth at Ringaskiddy East, internal road improvements and improvements to the external road entrance into the existing Deepwater Berth and the construction of a new amenity area, including a new public pier and slipway at Paddy’s Point.