“BRILLIANT!” That’s the judges’ verdict on Dublin’s impressive convention centre – the first Irish winner of a top award for access.

Ireland’s first purpose-built international conference and event venue, on the banks of the River Liffey, has been granted the Access Excellence award.Judges said staff at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) “are passionate and driven to make this venue excellent in its access offer for all visitors.

They said such things as a step-free environment, Braille signage on all meeting rooms, loop systems in all public spaces, and concierge on hand to help all visitors make for a brilliant environment and a destination achieving excellence in so many areas.

The award acknowledges organisations that embrace an inclusive and integrated approach in creating accessible events.