Proposal to develop a 'publicl...


Proposal to develop a 'publicly-owned' Events Centre defeated at special Council meeting

Lana O'Connor
Lana O'Connor

11:17 21 Feb 2024

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A proposal to develop a 'publicly-owned' Events Centre was defeated at special meeting of Cork City Council last night

Three City Councillors called for the withdrawal of a request for additional state funding for the long stalled project.

€57 million has already been pledged, and Cabinet is due to consider a request for an undisclosed amount of additional funding

Council CEO Ann Doherty told councillors that if they agreed to adopt the resolution it would “considerably delay” the delivery of such a facility.

Speaking on the Neil Prendeville Show the Irish Examiner's Eoin English says she also explained why the costs are rising

"What was  initially proposed as the Events Centre for Cork  over a decade ago, is we're told,  a completely different animal now. That if you are to compare what was proposed 10 years ago with what's actually got planning now, it's like comparing apples and oranges, which is why the public money element has gone up"

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