Maybe not today | Curtain falls on plans for film studio at Poolbeg

Plans to create a Hollywood style film studio at Poolbeg have been scrapped. The new plans propose the creation of a new urban quarter with 3000 homes in high storey buildings.

The new quarter will be developed on the former Irish Glass Bottle site on Dublin’ Poolbeg peninsula. This fast-track scheme will see apartments blocks up to 50 metres or 16 storeys high been built. 80 per cent of the site will be used for homes, all apartments, with the remaining area for offices and retail.

Plans will be available for public consultation next month and should be finalised next May.

There will be no provision made for the development of a film studio that was originally proposed by Windmill Lane Studio founder James Morris and film producer Alan Moloney. They had asked Dublin City Council to set aside 20 acres of the site to develop the €80 million hanger style studio. U2 frontman Bono lobbied support for the studio.

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