Minister Deenihan Visits the ICC Site

 

The Minister said ‘I stand totally behind this as a major Diaspora project and challenge the Irish community in London to help bring it to fruition. It can be the major centenary project for our community in London in 2016.'

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD visited the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith on Tuesday 30 June 2015 as part of an official visit to the UK. The ICC has been in the development stages since 2012 and is due to open around Easter 2016. The Minister took the opportunity to look around the site with members of the Board and Management before it reaches the 'first fix' stage of the project. The Minister said ‘I stand totally behind this as a major Diaspora project and challenge the Irish community in London to help bring it to fruition. It can be the major centenary project for our community in London in 2016.' The handover will take place early in 2016 and the ICC are currently involved in a fundraising campaign to help finance the fit out the newly developed site. The Chairman Jim O'Hara said 'We are delighted that the Minister was able to come and view the new Centre under construction and we very much appreciate the support which the Irish Government and the Emigrant Support Programme has given to us in helping to bring this project towards completion next year.'
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