Neil Grant

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An €80 million event centre in Cork was granted planning permission by the city council. Photograph: iStock

Cork City Council has granted planning permission for an €80 million event centre on the site of the former Beamish & Crawford brewery in the city(...)

West Cork. “Much of my UK market now comes through tour operators, and the key thing is we don’t want to lose our UK market.” Photograph: Getty Images

Neil Grant, general manager of the thriving Celtic Ross Hotel in the west Cork village of Rosscarbery, has spent the last few years steadily gearing u(...)

A hotels federation survey in Cork city and county reveals average occupancy rate of 74% , leading to fears that additional rooms could oversaturate the market if the Events Centre does not start soon. File photograph: Getty Images

Cork needs a definite delivery date for the planned €80 million events centre if the city’s hotel sector is to capitalize on the 1,500 hotel rooms sch(...)