Phase Two of Sport Ireland NIA gets go ahead

This month, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD confirmed the commencement of Phase Two of the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena in Dublin.

The second phase will provide permanent indoor facilities for Ireland’s three leading field sports including Gaelic Games, Football and Rugby. These will be used by all of the Ireland international Men’s and Women’s teams. The second phase will also provide ancillary facilities including changing and player rooms, offices and meeting rooms.

Shane Ross TD said, “Since Phase One opened earlier this year, the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena has had an extremely positive impact on sport in Ireland with a number of events of national and international significance having already taken place. Ireland has a strong international track record in rugby and football, while the GAA continues to provide opportunities to so many around the country. The addition of these indoor facilities to our sporting infrastructure will greatly benefit all three sports from grassroots right up to high performance level. I look forward to the commencement of work in the coming weeks.”

Kieran Mulvey, Chairman of Sport Ireland said, “The development of Phase Two means that Ireland’s three leading field sports will have access to extensive indoor and outdoor facilities along with the world-class facilities of the Sport Ireland Institute in one location.”

Construction of Phase Two is expected to take two years to complete.