[Audio] Cork Events Centre EUR 14m decision delayed by another 2 weeks

29th October 2014
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

There’s been another delay in the Events Centre saga in Cork.

Two bidders are vying to access “up to” 14 million euro of public money to
kick start construction of a City Centre venue.
: 10 million from the Government, and 4 from the City Council.

The deadline for the receipt of final bids has now been extended by two
weeks.

One bidder is backing the former Beamish brewery site and the other is
backing on Albert Quay.

Both bidders met with the initial deadline in September, but one requested
an extension to an October deadline.

A final decision on the matter is still expected before Christmas.

Both the Taoiseach, and Minister Simon Coveney are among a wide group who
have urged the City council to fast-track the selection process,
which is already in it’s second outing.

In his most recent visit to we asked the Taoiseach about the Events Centre,
here’s what Enda Kenny had to say last month

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