14th January 2014
By Bryan T. Smyth, reporting from Cork City Hall
The location of Cork’s new Events Centre will be known by May.
A team of Consultants appointed by the City Manager have begun their
4 month job of weighing up proposals for South Main Street and Albert
The goal is to select whichever would be “the most economically
advantageous for the City”
The City Council will support the winner with 6 million euro, and the
Government will provide 10 million.
However, Fine Gael Councillor John Buttimer has complained that the
elected councillors – who will eventually sign off on the release of funds –
have had no input into the selection criteria being used to asses the
Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil Cllr Tim Brosnan believes councillors should
stay OUT of the selection process and have faith in professional planners,
and the City Manager says the
process is fair, and will deliver the result for Cork.
Press below to play audio of Cllr John Buttimer