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What the papers say

News stand - THE IRISH TIMES

Consulting engineers are investigating cracks up to 70m long at the Great South Wall of Dublin Port. Originally made of interlocked unbonded granite blocks, the 18th century structure is considered one of the best constructed breakwaters of its kind in the world.

Ireland's National Trust, An Taisce, claims the cracks are due to grouting of the paved walkway with cement in 2003, turning the surface of the wall into 'a rigid, brittle plate'. Dublin Port says there is no evidence for this.

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