Design experts behind the €6m revamp of Cork’s Morrison’s Island, which integrates flood defences with public realm upgrades, believe it “strikes the right balance” between protecting the area’s heritage and reducing flood risk.
The appointment of a new chief executive of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has been broadly welcomed in Cork, with interested parties saying his strong background in retail and services will complement the county’s airport growth strategy.
Cork outsourcing company Voxpro has given a boost to students in the county, saying it is eyeing the talent pool from the likes of CIT and UCC as it expands following a €150m takeover by Canadian firm Telus International.
Because of plans to increase investment in national infrastructure by €500m each year, between 2019 and 2021, the M20 motorway, between Cork and Limerick, is a step closer to happening, the two city’s business leaders said last night.
The head of one of Europe’s largest low-fares airlines has promised to shake up the Irish transatlantic market after launching 17 ultra- low-fares flights from Ireland to the US — including the first direct transatlantic route from Cork Airport.
Significant investment is needed in public transport and infrastructure in Dublin and Cork city centres if they are to keep up with increasing development and passenger numbers, according to the cities’ chambers of commerce.