The facility at Ballybough was secured by Dublin City Council following the surrender of a lease assigned to a local pigeon club.
Finance to refurbish the facility was provided directly from Dublin City Council’s own resources, and through the North East Inner City Initiative as part of a series of short term actions.
Following the completion of works in Quarter 3 2018, it was expected that the facility would operate primarily as a local boxing club with additional provision for under 10’s services, including after school and recreation activities.
I understand that the building has not come into operation as yet as consensus could not be reached between the local entities involved on a mixed tenure arrangement.
To ensure both community initiatives are met, Dublin City Council is endeavouring to provide each entity with a suitable facility.