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Oct 23, 2014

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Guinness denies it's leaving Dublin

Irish government buys buildings at St. James Gate

Feb 22, 2001 - The Irish government has bought the hop store and surrounding buildings on Guinness' 60-acre brewery site for 15 million, adding to speculation that Guinness is are planning to move out of Dublin city, where it has operated for the past 240 years.

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The proposal is for the St. James's Gate brewery to become the site for a new multi-media village called the Digital Hub.

The Hub will incorporate the campus of Media Lab Europe, which is a joint venture set up between the government and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Denying rumors it will leave Dublin, a Guinness spokesperson said that the site was surplus to requirements and that the brewery remained committed to Dublin.


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