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.
Great supplement in today’s @irishexaminer on the ambitious development underway in Cork. Congratulations to all involved #CorkOnTheRise, pleasure to be at the event. I’ll save copies for all members of Cabinet at our meeting in Cork next week. pic.twitter.com/9FwcEk4CHX— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) April 26, 2019
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Hard to think of better value for a newspaper anywhere today with the @irishexaminer #CorkOnTheRise special supplement included. It's a whopper -- you'll be reading all weekend, it's that big 😍Exceptional content from key contributors 💪— Padraig Hoare (@PodgeExaminer) April 26, 2019
“The Examiner, I hope, will be the vehicle who actually tells the story as we put the pieces in place over the next 20 years” - @simoncoveney #CorkOnTheRise #Cork #iestaff @irishexaminer via @BredaGraham pic.twitter.com/ADofLt7maE— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) April 26, 2019
Congratulations to all our friends in the Irish Examiner for organizing the superb Cork On The Rise event this morning @irishexaminer #CorkOnTheRise @corkcitycentre @PhilipGillivan @eoinfromzone @echolivecork @NiamhMurphyETC @corkcitycouncil @CorkAirport @pattheenglishm1 pic.twitter.com/1cQ2J6SCmn— CBA Cork (@CBA_cork) April 26, 2019
Well done to the @irishexaminer team on this morning's #corkontherise supplement - striking design and imagery and informative and timely pieces. Looking forward to reading in detail after the event! #ACityRising #cork pic.twitter.com/xSFIIXC7mA— Ciara Flaherty (@CiaraFlaherty) April 26, 2019
“The truth is that #Cork is the same size, in population terms, of Waterford, Limerick and Galway combined” - @simoncoveney #CorkOnTheRise #iestaff via @BredaGraham pic.twitter.com/I13If1T2Pv— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) April 26, 2019
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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
#CorkOnTheRise major congrats @irishexaminer on supplement; the glass box architecture though depicted in several of the proposed developments really lack creativity; for me I would like to see that the new buildings reflect the city’s history, Atlanticness & its communities pic.twitter.com/tvotpteWBz— Kieran McCarthy (@cllrkmac) April 26, 2019
“As this city & region grows, we as a university, must assist in tackling the challenges that undoubtedly will arise on the horizon.”April 26, 2019
I always forget this is what I sound like. I pass houses where my ancestors lived regularly - one is actually in the #CorkOnTheRise supplement but I’m not going to say what page https://t.co/M8LGsDSbyg— David O'Mahony (@DavidOMahony) April 26, 2019
Nice to see community groups included in the @irishexaminer's #CorkOnTheRise supplement today. "We see all this as making cities people friendly" - @kevob777 representing us here. pic.twitter.com/ke9Ip7hI7Q— Mad About Cork (@MadAboutCork) April 26, 2019