Last weeks Corkman newspaper reported on Cork County Council backing down from a huge 10,000% rent increase for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Pipe Band in the newly refurbished Carnegie Hall. The article can be read here, but below is an extract:
THERE was a slice of very welcome news” at the Kanturk Area meeting this week when senior official Aidan Weir said that Millstreet Pipe Band and the Millstreet Museum could remain in situ at the revamped Carnegie Hall for a “nominal rent”.
At a previous meeting in September, Cllr Noel Buckley (FG) lamented an increase being put on both voluntary organisations and said the rental asking price of €6,400 was just not a reality.
Despite Mr Weir dishing out bagloads of disappointing news to councillors who wanted potholes fixed and lighting put in place, he was able to deliver a slice of very welcome news.
He said he met with other officials and it was unanimously decided that both groups do Trojan work in their community and they would now only have to pay a nominal rent.
“At last, some good news,” said the chairman of Kanturk Area Meeting Cllr Noel Buckley.