Councillors concern for funding of new sports complex

Concerns have been expressed by Councillors in Killarney over the sale of an asset to fund the new sports complex. Councillor Michael Gleeson stated he was opposed to the sale of the ‘Jimmy The Masters’ site to provide funding for the complex. The entire project is expected to cost 11.9 million euro. 5.3 million euro in grants has been earmarked for the project. Killarney Town Council are moving towards tender stage and will be seeking contractors expressing interest in the sports complex. According to Town Engineer, Tom Curran, a contractor will be on site for April or May of next year.5.3 million euro in grants has been earmarked for the project. The Town Council has to sell the ‘Jimmy the Masters’ site to provide the funding necessary to complete the sports complex. Councillor Michael Gleeson stated he was opposed to the sale of the ‘jimmy-the-masters’ site. He believes the site can be used for parking in the town and it would be a mistake to sell this land. Both Pat O Donohue and Niall ‘Botty’ O Callaghan agreed. Mr. Gleeson`s opposition was noted but it was decided to proceed with the project as planned.

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