Dublin has been in talks with Formula E about potentially hosting a race in the Irish capital.
Irish officals have been talking to the championship since January of this year and Fine Gael’s Deputy Noel Rock believes that the government should follow through with the proposal.
“Fáilte Ireland have informed me, via a parliamentary question response, that they have spoken with Formula E Operations Limited last year and have met with Dublin City Council in January of this year to explore the possibility of Dublin becoming a host city for a future Formula E championship race,” explained Rock.
“They are currently waiting to receive a ‘host city requirements manual’ from Formula E. This is a positive development for Dublin and one that the Government should fully support.
“Formula E is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and is designed for shorter courses on temporary street circuits. I believe Dublin would perfectly fit the bill for such a race and it would make for exciting viewing.
“I fully support Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council exploring the possibility of acting as a host city and I would expect that the Government would support such a bid if one was to be made in the future,” continued Deputy Rock.
“With Ireland’s rich history in motorsport and with Northern Ireland’s own Adam Carroll who competed in the series, I believe it would be a great achievement for Dublin to be on the Formula E calendar alongside cities such as London, New York and Paris.
“I believe any potential bid would show Ireland as a strong candidate for any potential sporting events in the future,”added Rock.