ALSAA received a one-year license extension following a dispute with Dublin Airport

ALSAA, the operator of the fitness facilities on the Dublin Airport campus, has been granted a one-year license extension by the DAA following a public dispute.

The sports and social club had been told they needed to vacate the complex by June 30.

The club’s most recent five-year license term with daa ended in December 2021 and an extension to April was granted.

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The daa said ALSAA was offered an extension for May and June 2022, “which they declined, and according to their agreement, they must then vacate the complex.”

They said they gave ALSAA a two-month notice period to “facilitate engagement with their members” and confirmed this morning that a new extension until June 30, 2023 has been given to “ensure that a new deal can be put in place.”

ALSAA went public with the dispute on Sunday, saying: “Please help us prevent the DAA from turning our Club into a commercial benefit.

“We serve many groups, teams, schools, clubs, special needs and many more organizations. Where will these groups go? Speak up with your local councilors and DTs.”

A spokesperson for the daa said that when the most recent license term ended in December, they “invited submissions from a variety of parties, including the current tenant, ALSAA, to outline their operational and investment plans for the future.”

He said: “The regular users of the facilities are aware of the urgent need for improvements to parts of the complex to bring the sports and leisure facilities to an acceptable level to meet the needs of all users of our campus, including adults, children and special persons”. Olympic athletes who regularly use the facilities.

“daa is fully committed to ensuring the investment and continued use of its sporting and recreational facilities at Dublin Airport…

“As owners of the resort, daa must consider all stakeholders and cannot put the interests of an existing tenant operator before those of current and new users of its sports and recreation facilities.”

Following confirmation of the extension, ALSAA said they will continue talks over the next year to “secure their future.”

They said online: “The daa has withdrawn its demand for ALSAA to vacate our building for another year. ALSAA will continue discussions and negotiations for the next 12 months to secure ALSAA’s future.

“Thank you all for your continued support, we really appreciate it.”

Dublin Live has contacted ALSAA for further comment.

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