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‘Take 2’ for film studios plan at Galway Airport


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

‘Take 2’ for film studios plan at Galway Airport ‘Take 2’ for film studios plan at Galway Airport

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – City officials have suggested that proposals for a multi-million-euro film studio at Galway Airport could be reapplied for after limitations to the planning permission granted left the project ‘practically unviable’.

At a meeting of Galway City Council, Cllr Níall McNelis (Lab), reiterated previous criticisms of the County Council for placing a five-year limit on their grant of permission for the €5 million project – citing a desire to create a long-term plan for the site beyond that period.

“At no time did anybody in the County Council flag the short lease. This is economic sabotage by someone in the County Council who doesn’t understand how important that site would be for the city,” he said.

Danú Media, the company which produces Ros na Rún in An Spidéal, was granted planning permission by the County Council – as the site falls within its jurisdiction – in October, but the Galway City Tribune understands that the five-year limit would not justify such heavy investment.

Director of Services for Economic Development at City Hall, Brian Barrett, said the City Council had always worked with Dánu on their proposals for a disused hangar at the airport.

He said it was his understanding that a new application would be made in light of the five-year limit imposed on their original proposal.

“We met with the promoters as recently as two weeks ago to prepare a resubmission of that application and hopefully we will get a positive resolution in the coming months,” said Mr Barrett.

This is a shortened preview version of this story. To read the rest of the article, see the December 30 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can support our journalism by buying a digital edition HERE.


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