Following the recent announcement by Shelbourne F.C. that the club has agreed to ground share Dalymount Park with Bohemians, I sought an update from the City Council on the progress of advancing the redevelopment of Dalymount.
Officials informed me at this week’s Dublin Central Area Committee meeting that as a result of the recent purchase of Tolka Park, Dublin City Council is now in the position to move the Dalymount project forward. The Council is in the process of drawing up tender documents to be in a position to procure an integrated design team to draw up a detailed design for the project. In addition to this, a steering group has been put in place with representatives from Bohemian FC, Shelbourne FC (who both will become the anchor tenants of the new stadium), Football Association of Ireland and Dublin City Council’s local area office. This group will help advise the Council on design issues and requirements.
I believe this project should be advanced promptly but in a way that allows for the widest consultative process possible so that residents in Phisbborough can have their say on progressing this redevelopment plan.