Minister Donohoe welcomes purchase of Dalymount Park

8th June, 2015

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe TD has today (Monday) welcomed the news that Dublin City Council is purchasing Dalymount Park for €3.8m from Bohemians FC.


Commenting on the proposed deal, Minister Donohoe said: ‘I am delighted that Dublin City Council has been able to agree a deal for the purchase of Dalymount Park. Dalymount Park has a special place in the affections of Irish football fans and the stadium has witnessed many wonderful footballing occasions over the years’.


Referring to Dublin City Council Minister Donohoe said: ‘It goes without saying that DCC deserves great credit for its proactive approach in this matter. This model of ownership and operation of a stadium by a local authority follows the example set by South Dublin County Council in relation to Tallaght Stadium. It will ensure that Dalymount will be a great asset to the local community.  I fully support, and look forward to DCC’s ownership and operation of a redeveloped Dalymount stadium along such lines.


“Obviously a redeveloped stadium will be a boost for Bohemians in particular, and the League of Ireland in general, but it can be expected that such a redevelopment will bring about wider economic benefits for the local area.”