Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (208)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

208. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the correspondence he has received from Cork City Council in respect of a funding proposal for an event centre. [18467/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has not received any correspondence from Cork City Council in respect of a funding proposal for an event centre. The Deputy will understand that while my Department sets the capital allocations for Departments and the delegated sanction arrangements under which Departments make their spending decisions, the actual roll-out of particular capital projects and programmes is, of course, managed by the individual line Departments and their agencies who are responsible for project and programme delivery.

In regard to the Cork Event Centre project, overall responsibility for the management and delivery of the project rests with Cork City Council, with Exchequer grant funding being administered through the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.