The Irish Examiner has been hosting an event, debating the city's transformation and future from both a national and international perspective.
Editor of Construction News, Tom Fitzpatrick was happy to see that Cork was ranked the fourth highest city in the world- ahead of the likes of New York, Shanghai and Beijing for economic potential according to a Financial Times report.
UCC Economist Declan Jordan welcomed some good news from the event:
Ciara Flaherty said she was looking forward to reading the Irish Examiner #CorkonTheRise supplement in detail after the event.
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
Sales and Managing Director of Trigon Hotels, Ray Kelleher said: "It’s always a pleasure to attend an event where @simoncoveney is one of the panel speakers, a powerful orator and someone who truly wants the best for #Cork discussing the potential Cork of 2040."
It’s always a pleasure to attend an event where @simoncoveney is one of the panel speakers, a powerful orator and someone who truly wants the best for #Cork discussing the potential Cork of 2040 #CorkOnTheRise @irishexaminer pic.twitter.com/lXV1uwFDR1— Ray Kelleher (@RayKelleherCork) April 26, 2019
A real honest address from Michael O’Flynn CEO of the O’Flynn Group on what should be the immediate strategy to grow the housing market in #cork #CorkOnTheRise @irishexaminer @corkcitycentre pic.twitter.com/vpg2IUKCeE— Ray Kelleher (@RayKelleherCork) April 26, 2019
Speaking at this morning's event, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he hopes the Irish Examiner will be the vehicle that actually tells the story as "we put the pieces in place over the next 20 years".
Chief Executive of Cork City Council Ann Doherty spoke about growing Cork's population to 350,000 by 2040:
Our CE, Ann Doherty speaks about how if we are to grow #cork’s population to 350,000 by 2040, we need to build a #Sustainable city from now with good jobs, quality housing, public transport, green spaces #cork @corkcitycentre #CorkOnTheRise pic.twitter.com/7iCFuG6W0n— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) April 26, 2019
Cork can be the most sustainable city in Europe:
Congratulations to @irishexaminer for spearheading #corkontherise this morning. @angelabradyRIBA has thrown down the gauntlet #cork can be the most sustainable city in Europe pic.twitter.com/yTwU3GhDYe— Paula Cogan (@PaulaCoganCork) 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
Some of the attendees included Journalist Kieran McGeary:
Co-founder of University College Cork's Planning school, Brendan O'Sullivan:
Pick up your copy of the Irish Examiner for a special supplement with a series of articles on the future of Cork.
“As this city & region grows, we as a university, must assist in tackling the challenges that undoubtedly will arise on the horizon.”— UCC Ireland (@UCC) April 26, 2019
In @irishexaminer #CorkOnTheRise supplement today, @osheaucc examines our shared future. pic.twitter.com/qgtIclYzOw
The supplement begins with an essay from architect Angela Brady:
Fab: @irishexaminer takes on Challenge: Debate 26/04/19 "CorkOnTheRise" on Corks Future- based on 20 essay of leading voices I collected in #TheCorkPapers#SustainableCity https://t.co/dwwh4imM4e … @ArchitectureIre @simoncoveney @corkcitycouncil @Corkcoco @RIAIOnline @RedFMNews pic.twitter.com/w8BNqBkzQz— Angela Brady Designs (@angelabradyRIBA) April 11, 2019
RT @danielle_r_h: RT @EoinBearla: #Cork city is embarking on a period of unprecedented growth & development, bringing major opportunities but also posing major challenges.— Cork Community (@BestofCork) April 24, 2019
We examine the issues in a special #CorkOnTheRise supplement, this Friday.
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