Digital Hub

  • The development of a Digital Hub at the former Military Barracks in Ballina is a very welcome development for the town, but the project must be designed in such a way that local contractors can tender, and local people can get jobs during the construction phase.

    That's according to Ballina-based Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary.

    On Friday last, the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy gave approval for the Ballina Digital Hub which is a €7 million euro project, and €3.2 million has already been allocated, with planning permission granted.

    Deputy Calleary says the project will bring jobs and investment, but he wants to ensure that local contractors and building workers will benefit also....

  • Planning permission has been granted for a new Digital Hub at the former Military Barracks in Ballina.

    Late last year, over €3 million Government funding was announced under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund to transform the 18th century military barracks into a digital hub and innovation quarter.

    Councillors have now approved the €7 million project to go to tender stage.

    The issue was discussed at yesterday's meeting of the Ballina Municipal District, which was held at Hennigan's Heritage Centre in Killasser.

    After the meeting, Fine Gael Councillor Jarlath Munnelly told Midwest Radio that this is a very important project for Ballina.