It's been announced that Cork will be getting a new office block to accommodate 450 new jobs, based in its historical business district, the South Mall.
Construction for the new offices will begin straight away and plans to be completed by late summer 2018 by construction company JCD, who are also hirng 125 workers for the build.
The offices will be for foreign direct investment (FDI) and IT start-up companies, and have been welcomed by Cork Chamber of Commerce.
Minister Simon Coveney described the news as “a very positive new development in the city centre, providing new office accommodation to enable Cork to compete on both a national and international level for foreign direct investment. It will also contribute to the vibrancy of the South Mall.”