Conor Healy, chief executive of Cork Chamber, said the decision to move ahead with the project a welcome one and he urged City Hall to move ahead without delay. Mr Healy also called for clear communication around efficient and cost-effective alternative parking arrangements.
“This equates to 96 spaces being used by commuters during the day only leaving 44 spaces available for shoppers.”
David Joyce, who is overseeing the project at City Hall, moved to calm these fears, clarifying that the Morrison’s Island works are primarily public realm projects with flood defence elements included and that it does not have any impact on the LLFRS. Cork City Council will complete the Morrison’s Island works, with the OPW leading the LLFRS.