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Council 'fully committeed' to events centre

Wednesday, 10th January, 2018 5:10pm

The amount of extra funding to progress with the now stalled events centre has still to be finalised.

Cork City Council say that it is continuing to work with BAM contractors and the relevant government departments in relation to the extra funding recommended for the events centre.

It comes as the two anniversary of the sod turning on the South Main Street site is just around the corner.

More than two years ago BAM was given €20 million in state funding - €12 million from the state and €8 million from the City Council - after the company won a public tender to build the events centre.

Last year, city councillors were informed that BAM would need an extra funds in state aid to proceed, stating that €18 million more is needed.

Cork City Council requested additional Government funding for the events centre on 28 March and Cork City Council provided further information on 13 June to support this application.

This week, at a meeting of Cork City Council, Pat Ledwidge who was standing in for the Chief Executive told councillors that the council is committed to the project.

He said: “We’re fully committed and we’re actively engaging with the relevant departments.”

His comments came after Sinn Féin Cllr Mick Nugent asked if any progression had been made on the project.

 

 

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