Senator Malcolm Byrne has welcomed the decision of Wexford County Council to grant planning permission for the development of Tara Studios at Borleigh Manor but noted that there are still a number of steps before construction of the multi screen facility can commence in North Wexford.
Malcolm, who has been actively involved in helping the Tara Studios team with the development, said,
“I am happy that planning has been granted and remain optimistic that the project will now progress and that construction can commence later this year.”
“The global content creation industry is currently booming and there is a shortage of studio space. These studios could become one of the world’s leading venues. Ireland has excellent creative talent as well as being an attractive tax and financial base for film and television production.”
Malcolm pointed out that up to 30 direct jobs could be created at the studios while several hundred will be employed when the studios are operating at full capacity.
He thanked the local groups and businesses that have expressed support for the proposed development.