Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (228)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

228. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his specific responsibilities with regard to the Cork event centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18978/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

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, overall responsibility for the management and delivery of this project lies with Cork City Council, with Exchequer grant funding being administered through the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

I am advised by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht that discussions are ongoing with Cork City Council about various elements of the project.