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Fair City to get a new home as RTE undergo major cost cutting drive

The national broadcaster is selling the land on which the current set is built.
There's big changes ahead for the Fair City set.
There’s big changes ahead for the Fair City set.

Fair City’s set is to be rebuilt from scratch at a new location on the RTE set as part of a major cost cutting drive.

The national broadcaster is selling the land on which the current set is built, as part of a plan to sell nine acres of “under-utilised” land at their Donnybrook headquarters.

The sale is expected to generate up to €75m of much needed funds, which will be used for investment and debt reduction.

The new set will be a carbon copy of the existing streetscape that is currently used for filming the long-running soap.

The soap has been dealing the viewers in with a number of explosive storylines lately PIC: Fair City Twitter
The soap has been dealing the viewers in with a number of explosive storylines lately PIC: Fair City Twitter

According to the Independent.ie, RTE has assured viewers that there will be no disruption to the show while construction takes place.

“As part of RTE’s decision to sell a portion of under-utilised land on the Donnybrook site… RTE will also move the Fair City lot to a new location onsite,” it said.

“Fair City currently films on a number of indoor and outdoor locations throughout RTE’s Donnybrook campus, some of which are situated next to the proposed new location for the set.”

 

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