Conference centre complete in months


Long-awaited national conference centre — which could be worth over €50m a year to Dublin’s economy — is well on the way to being completed. The colossal structure in Dublin’s Docklands should be finished within a few months. After years of planning, the centre will soon be a reality. The Liffey-side building was designed by internationally renowned, Irish-born architect Kevin Roche. The centre will accommodate up to 2,000 delegates. It will also have 22 multi-purpose meeting rooms and approximately 4,500square metres of exhibition and banqueting space, along with press and delegate support facilities. When plans for the project were unveiled, then Tourism Minister John O’Donoghue said: “The new conference centre should bring in, in the order of 30,000 additional visitors to Dublin and to Ireland. “It is worth somewhere between €25m and €50m to the Dublin economy a year.”

Evening Herald