Dublin Port Seeks to Take Back Leased Land Post-Brexit For Border Checks

The Dublin Port Company (DPC) has told the Commercial Court it fears a standstill of truck traffic in the immediate aftermath of Brexit if its plans to take back land leased for non-core activities are hampered.

It is seeking an injunction over a site at Tolka Quay which it says it needs to provide truck parking and border control posts.

DPC, a State-owned commercial company, wants to use the 3.7 hectare site at Tolka Quay, about 600m south of the the Port Tunnel, as one of its truck park and customs, immigration, agricultural inspection posts after Brexit.

The property, which contains a warehouse and a two-storey office building, is mainly occupied by McQuaid O’Flanagan Warehousing and Transport which had a lease with the former owners of the site.

DPC says it bought the site in January from the former owners and McQuaid O’Flanagan’s lease expired last November.

It is seeking an order preventing McQuaid O’Flanagan trespassing or otherwise interfering with its right to take possession. It also sought similar orders against AYBL Ltd, a company occupying another smaller office building on the site.

Source: Irish Times

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