Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

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Photo of Seán SherlockSeán Sherlock (Cork East, Labour)
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1363. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of a project (details suppled). [6570/20]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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The Cork Event Centre is included as a commitment under Project Ireland 2040 and it underlines the Government’s objectives around urban regeneration, enhanced amenity and heritage, associated quality of life standards, balanced regional development, and the regeneration and development of Cork City Centre. 

It was agreed in the context of Budget 2020 that responsibility at central Government level for making the grant aid support available for the project would transfer to my Department.  In that context, funding was allocated to my Department to support the project.

Responsibility for the advancement of proposals for the development of the Cork Event Centre remains, in the first instance, a matter for Cork City Council.

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