Cork’s long awaited events centre confirmed for South Main Street

22nd December 2014
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

Dara Murphy, Fine Gael TD and Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection today cited the events centre and Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment as proof of the Government’s commitment to delivering for Cork.

Speaking after the announcement that the Heineken BAM consortium has won the battle to build Cork’s first multi-million events centre, Dara Murphy said:

“After fifteen years of neglect by Fianna Fáil during the lifetime of the previous Government, this Government of Fine Gael and Labour are delivering a second major infrastructure project for the southern capital. Following on from the €30 million support announced for Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the Government has committed to supporting to Cork City Council to the tune of €10 million to develop the new 6,000 seat events centre project in Cork City Centre.”

“The events centre, which will be in my own constituency of Cork North Central, is further proof of this Government’s commitment to Cork as the second engine for economic growth in the country.”

“It was extremely frustrating for me as a Cork politician to see, even in times of the so-called boom, that Cork was consistently overlooked by the previous Fianna Fáíl-led Government. In particular, during my time as Lord Mayor, I was frustrated by the lack of influence that Micheál Martin and other senior Fianna Fáil ministers had in delivering for Cork. This trend is now being steadily reversed and I look forward to a bright”

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