Horgan seeks full publication of Cork Event Centre documentation
- Labour Cork City Rep demands additional State Aid request to be revealed.
- The sod was turned on the project in 2016 by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny but no building progress of any kind has taken place since, but Exchequer commitments have grown to €57 million.
Labour’s Cork City South East Representative Peter Horgan has called again for the publication of all documentation, unredacted, in relation to the Event Centre in advance of a Government decision on additional State Aid for the project.
Mr Horgan was speaking after the airing of the RTÉ Primetime.
“The lámh is amach again for more public funding for this project. A public Investment that has ballooned from €20 million to €57 million and not a brick laid. If more public monies are to be pledged to this project we need to know exactly why and what for. That can only be done by the full, unredacted publication of all documents relating to this near decade long stalling.
“This wouldn’t be allowed happen in Dublin, it shouldn’t be allowed happen in the second city of the State.
“We can’t be blaming covid when no works took place before the pandemic. If this project is to proceed, public confidence must be won back. As it is, it is the white elephant of Cork city protects. One that should be a benefit but is riddled with holes now in the public psyche.
“Publish the documents and the need for additional aid.”