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Kim O'Leary

North City Depot on course to open in Ballymun in 2023 as construction enters final stages

Dublin City Council's new North City Operations Depot in Ballymun is set to open in early 2023, as construction works on the facility enter into its final stages.

The multi-purpose facility in Ballymun is worth an estimated €50million and will free up 16 existing depots, as well as create space for 750 social housing units. The development will include workshops for welding, painting, electrical, carpentry and fleet workshops as well as signage and fleet branding unit.

Independent Councillor for Ballymun Noeleen Reilly has welcomed the new North City depot reaching its final stages. She said: "It is really positive to see the new North City Depot reaching the final stages of completion.

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"Construction started in 2020 and progress has been impressive for such a large-scale building. The new DCC complex will house up to 800 workers who will be relocated from other depots across the Northside which will now be used for housing," she said.

Cllr Reilly said that said that she believes that the new depot will be a "positive development" for the Ballymun area. She said: "It has totally transformed that piece of land which was a dumping ground and looked awful.

"The local economy will also benefit from the 800 workers now locally and the community will now have a civic recycling centre on their doorsteps."

Cllr Reilly has also called on Dublin City Council to introduce an apprenticeship scheme for young, disadvantaged people from Ballymun/Finglas.


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