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Cork city/county merger was already done deal

Cork city — let’s call a spade a spade!

The Smiddy recommendation is not a merger, it is the abolition of Cork City.

But that is what Dublin wants.

After all the minister himself said so — even before his department’s committee had its first formal meeting.

John Whelan

Edenbrook Park

Rathfarnham

Dublin 14


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