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Taoiseach Welcomes Cork Events Centre Progress

By Dave Simpson
Taoiseach Welcomes Cork Events Centre Progress

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has welcomed progress on a new Cork Events Centre, following the completion of funding arrangements by Cork City Council and news that construction is scheduled to start later in 2022.

Updated On Plans

According to a statement published on, the government has been updated on plans for the events centre, which will be located on the site of the former Beamish & Crawford brewery, as part of a significant regeneration of Cork’s entire Grand Parade Quarter.

Additional Government Funding

According to the statement published on, additional government funding of €7 million has been green-lit to meet the cost of construction delays that were caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Statement By The Taoiseach

The statement published on included a statement from the Taoiseach, in which he said, “The progress made by Cork City Council and all involved in this flagship project is very welcome.

“This project is potentially of major benefit to the city and entire region, complemented by the additional development of the Grand Parade Quarter through €46 million funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.


“The Grand Parade and entire medieval quarter is set for a significant renaissance and regeneration, creating a compelling and vibrant cultural heart of the city, and a catalyst for further economic growth.

“Once completed, the Cork Events Centre and Grand Parade Quarter will be a public space that the entire city and country can be proud of.”

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