Reilly bids for medical agency next to airport
Former health minister James Reilly has urged the Government to pitch a 70-acre site close to Dublin Airport as home for a major EU body.
Ireland is among the frontrunners to attract the European Medical Agency (EMA) to Dublin following the decision by the UK to leave the EU.
A decision is expected to be made as early as the summer.
Health Minister Simon Harris has held a series of stakeholder meetings on the matter. Now, his predecessor Dr Reilly has called on him to pitch a location close to the airport.
The site in question is the new International Business campus, which is situated on a 70-acre site beside the airport. The site is also in the senator's constituency of Dublin Fingal.
Dr Reilly, Fine Gael's deputy leader, said he has held discussions about the potential investment with the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA).