Freedom for three Corkmen

By Bryan T. Smyth

The Freedom of Cork City for 2013 will be awarded to three people.

Michael Twomey, Frank Duggan and Billa O’Connell

It’s the highest honour that the City can bestow, and last night Cork City
approved the proposal by Lord Mayor Councillor John Buttimer to confer it
on the three entertainers ,

However…. an increasing number of Councillors are worried that the
exclusivity of Freedom of the City

is being diluted because of the number of nominations …

There’s been a call for rules to limit the award to one person per year,
and even to suggest that some years it be kept back.

The Lord Mayor John Buttimer admits the process needs to be looked at


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