Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (561)

Micheál Martin

Question:

561. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the funding and staging of the procurement process of the new convention centre in Cork city; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38322/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The Taoiseach has indicated that a new simplified process is being put in place to ensure certainty over the levels of funding and delivery mechanisms for the Cork Event Centre project, which will provide a substantial addition to the cultural offering in Cork City and County when it is complete. Under the new arrangements it is intended that responsibility for oversight of the project will transfer to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and discussions in that regard are underway.