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Govt. Advises Against Plans For Cork To Host The America's Cup.

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There's concern over the cost of staging the event.

Government has advised against the plan for Cork to host the America's Cup yacht race.

Minister Simon Coveney brought forward plans for the prestigious racing event to take place in Cork Harbour before the Dáil recess.

But last night, Department of Sport officials expressed concerns the process was rushed and the uncertainty around costs for the race - with fears it may end up costing the State.

Niall Hawes from the Commodore of Cove Sailing Club says there is massive disappointment to the Government's advice as this is a one-off opportunity

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