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'For Ireland to succeed, we need Cork to succeed' - the sights and sounds of #CorkOnTheRise

Cork - a city full of history, culture and identity, and a city with so much more potential.

A city with a new appetite that is on the right path and a city that is ambitious and not afraid to be different.

But a city with a broken rental market that needs to change and a city and a city with an unfinished Events Centre.

These are just some of the points raised about Cork's future and potential amongst the discussion and debate at today's #CorkOnTheRise event at UCC's Executive Education Centre.

The ups and downs of what Cork was, what Cork currently is and what Cork could be were discussed by a panel which included Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Cork City Council Chief Executive Ann Doherty, property developer Michael O'Flynn of O'Flynn Group and Architect Angela Brady, and was led by Michael Clifford.

Here we take a look at the sights and sounds from the event.

Videographers: Jim Coughlan and Denis Minihane.

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#CorkOnTheRise 🇮🇩 Check out the link in our stories to hear what Cork people want to see happen in the city over the years ahead. A series of thought-provoking essays will be published free with the Irish Examiner in a special supplement tomorrow. The supplement will explore the opportunities and challenges facing one of the country’s fastest growing regions and is part of a cross platform initiative in which we hope to start a public conversation on what makes a city great and the decisions and joined up thinking needed to get us there. Please feel free to send us your own contribution on what you feel that future holds, what direction you feel the city is heading and what you want Cork to be in the decades ahead. #cork #corkcity #irishexaminer

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