The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has formally opened its new Richmond Education and Event Centre in Dublin.

The building on North Brunswick Street near the city centre was formerly the Richmond Hospital, which closed its doors in 1987 and moved to Beaumont Hospital, and in more recent years was used for District Court hearings.

The INMO bought the building in 2014 and refurbished it and now intends to use it as centre of excellence for the delivery of education courses to nurses and midwives.

The building will also be a new event centre for Dublin, where rooms can be rented for meetings, small conferences or social events.   

The redevelopment of the Richmond was shortlisted as a finalist in the Irish Construction Excellence Awards.