The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, will officially open Townhouse Twenty2, a new office space at The Digital Hub, this Monday, 26th November, at 12.30pm at No. 22 Thomas Street, Dublin 8. The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, will also attend the opening event, along with Dublin City Manager John Tierney.
Townhouse Twenty2 is the latest office premises to be developed by the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) and is the seventh new building to be brought into use since the Digital Hub was established. A building with a rich history, it housed a feather merchant and his family in the 18th Century; provided refuge for Lord Edward Fitzgerald during the 1798 rebellion; served as a public library for almost 100 years; and – more recently – provided hostel accommodation for tourists. With its latest redevelopment, it has been transformed into a high-end, flexible office space to meet the needs of 21st Century digital businesses.
Speaking in advance of the opening, Philip Flynn, Chief Executive Officer of the DHDA, said: “It was announced last month that The Digital Hub will transition into Dublin City Council over the coming months, as part of the Government’s programme to rationalise State agencies. We are currently working closely with the City Council and the Department of Communications on the transition plan.
“The Lord Mayor and the Minister are both attending Monday’s event as a mark of their strong commitment to The Digital Hub and the importance they place on its continued development, both to the City of Dublin and to the national digital economy. Currently, the Digital Hub campus is at full occupancy. The opening of Townhouse Twenty2 and the ongoing demand from growing digital media companies for office space is proof that Ireland’s digital sector continues to go from strength to strength.”