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Liam Neeson backing plans for Dublin Bay film studio

By Staff Reporter

Liam Neeson has lent his support to plans to build a €75 million film Hollywood style studio on Dublin's Poolbeg Peninsula.

The 200,000 sq ft Dublin Bay Studios would directly employ some 1,800 people and would exceed the size of the 40,000sq ft studio space at Ardmore Studios and 45,000sq ft at Ashford as well as the 70,000sq ft at the new Troy Studios facility in Limerick.

The proposal is currently being considered by Dublin City Council as part of the Poolbeg West SDZ and if it gets the go ahead would bring the number of sound studios in Ireland up to 25.

Neeson believes building Dublin bay Studios would enable Ireland to compete with the UK and US film industries.

The proposal also has the backing of Cillian Murphy who said most of his contemporaries were forced to emigrate due to the lack of opportunities.

Liam Neeson has lent his support to plans to build a €75 million Hollywood-style film studio on Dublin's Poolbeg Peninsula.

The 200,000 sq ft Dublin Bay Studios would directly employ some 1,800 people and would exceed the size of the 40,000 sq ft studio space at Ardmore Studios and 45,000 sq ft at Ashford as well as the 70,000 sq ft at the new Troy Studios facility in Limerick.

The proposal is currently being considered by Dublin City Council as part of the Poolbeg West SDZ and if it gets the go ahead would bring the number of sound studios in Ireland up to 25.

Ballymena-born Neeson believes building Dublin Bay Studios would enable Ireland to compete with the UK and US film industries.

The proposal also has the backing of Cork actor Cillian Murphy, who said most of his contemporaries were forced to emigrate due to the lack of opportunities.

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