Docklands film studio should go ahead, say Poolbeg backers

James Morris says Dublin Bay Studios would help Ireland compete for Hollywood business

 James Morris: “It  is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to have a working, living community in the inner city.” Photograph: David Sleator

James Morris: “It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to have a working, living community in the inner city.” Photograph: David Sleator

The “time is now” to build a world-class film studio in Dublin’s docklands that would help Ireland compete for Hollywood business and boost inner city employment, say the backers of the proposed Dublin Bay Studios on the Poolbeg peninsula.

Montréal in Canada, which has built up a “creative cluster” around its downtown Cité du Cinéma film studios, is being touted as the model of creative economy success that the backers believe could be replicated in Dublin.

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