An international group of investors plan a new national sports stadium and casino complex in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Joan Maher, Chairperson of Fingal County Council, who argues that the proposal has nothing to offer the area and that the casino would be a,
Glorified amusement arcade.
Tom Morrissey, Fine Gael councillor can not see how the development would create employment. Manchester businessman Norman Turner, Chief Executive of Ogden Entertainment, argues that the development when complete would employ a thousand people in the casino and associated shops and restaurants.
Under the Gaming and Lotteries Act, casinos are illegal in Ireland. Investors are hoping to convince the government to amend the gaming legislation by promising significant tax gains for the exchequer.
An RTÉ News report was broadcast on 12 September 1994. The reporter is Adrian Beattie.