The current coaster at Tayto Park

Tayto Park has been given the green light to build a new 15.5 million euro rollercoaster.

The grant of permission from An Bord Pleanála’s appeals board clears the way for the construction of “Coaster 2021.”

The new attraction at the theme park near Ashbourne will consist of a 31 metre high and 748 metre long “Suspended Thrill Coaster” and a 24.2 metre high and 238 metre long “Family Boomerang” ride.

Tayto Park previously said that the project will create 40 new jobs in the area.

The rollercoasters were expected to open to the public in 2023 before the latest appeal was lodged.

The decision brings to an end a two year battle by Tayto Park owner Raymond Coyle to secure planning permission for the new attraction.

A previous rollercoaster proposed for Tayto Park was refused planning permission in 2019 due, in part, to objections from local residents on the grounds that the screams from ride users would a serious negative impact on their home.