Originally published by RTE News
Citywest centre planning to be appealed
February 25, 2004
(15:49) An Bord PleanÃ¡la has ruled that An Taisce is entitled to appeal against developer Jim Mansfield's plans to build a convention centre beside his Citywest Hotel in Saggart in Dublin.
Mr Mansfield had claimed that the environmental group had no right to take the appeal as it had not objected to South Dublin County Council about his plans.
However, the board has ruled that the council should have notified An Taisce about the planning application.
The Board has yet to make a decision on the 6,000 seat convention centre.
A decision is due by 20 April. South Dublin County Council is taking legal proceedings against Mr Mansfield for failing to comply with an enforcement order preventing him from carrying out work at the site.
Proper order the last thing this Country needed was conferences being conducted from a barn.
- PVC King
I was listening to the debate on electronic voting in the Dail yesterday and it sounded more like a ZOO, so why shouldn't the conference centre be like a barn!!!
(Especially since Fianna Fail will probably hold their Ard Dheis there next year!!):D
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Still on the Treasury Website National Conference Centre
The National Conference & Exhibition Centre located in the heart of the city, on the banks of the Liffey and Royal Canal, at Spencer Dock, Dublin.
This is perhaps the finest landmark building ever planned for the capital city. Designed by world renowned architect Kevin Roche, this award-winning international conference and exhibition centre, is likely to be the best of its type in Europe.
Size: 844,000 sq. ft.
Completion Date: 2006/7
Now thats a conference Centre worth having
- PVC King