Fianna Fáil TD in Dublin Fingal, Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the DAA announcement that they are seeking expressions of interest for the development and operation of a new 402 bedroom four star hotel at Terminal 2.
Up to four hundred new jobs are to be created at Dublin Airport with the opening of a new terminal-linked four star hotel. It will provide employment for 250 people, as well as a further 150 jobs during its construction which is expected to last about 18 months.
Speaking following the announcement, Deputy O’Brien said, “The airport already employs thousands of people including 15,000 jobs on campus and a total of 97,400 jobs in the wider Irish economy. It is worth billions to the Irish economy and is the single biggest generator of economic activity in the State.
The DAA and other employers in the airport have been a huge source of employment for people in the Fingal area of Dublin. It is one of the reasons areas like Swords have been able to persevere through the economic downturn.
“I am delighted to hear of the continued investment in the campus at Dublin Airport. It will also provide much needed additional hotel capacity for the entire Dublin region.
“This development will benefit not just the airport but the city and region as a whole as Dublin needs more hotel beds.
“Dublin Airport continues to experience strong growth in volumes, with the latest observation breaking the previous record, welcoming more than 25 million people. Dublin Airport is currently the fastest growing major airport in Europe.
“It is therefore essential we continue building on the success of the last few years, to help the airport, the local economy and the wider economy to flourish,” concluded O’Brien.