ON Friday December 9th the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Terry Shannon signed an Agreement with Mr. Fan Chang An, Secretary General of the Shenzhen Tourism Association on the first leg of his three city visit to China.
The Lord Mayor said, “This agreement will open the way for a major tourism boost to Cork and the Southwest.
“There are huge opportunities in Asia and we must all work to ensure that these are taken up in partnership with business interests in Cork”.
Also present will be leaders of the city’s religious communities, former Lord Mayors and representatives of the An Garda Síochána, the Army, Navy, Port of Cork, CBA, Chamber of Commerce, UCC, CIT and various representatives of the Arts Community.
THE Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Terry Shannon has written to the consultants engaged by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar to review the options for the future ownership and operation of Cork and Shannon Airports.
In the letter the Lord Mayor called for Cork City Council to be included in the consultation process on the airport’s future.
THE Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Terry Shannon has announced that a Book of Condolences will be opened in the foyer of City Hall, new offices, Anglesea Street, Cork for the victims and survivors of the Oslo bombing and Utoya Island shootings of Friday last 22nd July.
Speaking in advance of the opening of the Book of Condolences the Lord Mayor said, “My thoughts and prayers and those of the people of Cork are with the familes and friends of the dead and injured of these unspeakable tragedies.”
THE Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Michael O’ Connell and City Manager Tim Lucey welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Policy, Alan Kelly, that €55 million will be spent on sustainable travel projects this year including €5 million announced today for projects in regional cities under Jobs Initiative.
SPEAKING on the announcement of the death of Deputy Brian Lenihan, the Lord Mayor Cllr. Michael O’Connell has said the thoughts of the people of Cork are with his family at this sad time.
“It was with great sadness I learned earlier today of the death of Deputy Brian Lenihan.
LORD Mayor of Cork Cllr Michael O’Connell joined John McCarthy, founder of Mad Pride Ireland, to launch this year’s flagship event to be held in Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Park on Sunday June 5th next.
The event, in its fourth year, runs from 1-5pm and is entirely free for all the family.
Kila will headline the Mad Pride Family Fun Day playing a live, free gig on the main stage and will join a host of other acts including, Novella Hermosa, The Dizzy Blues Band and others.