20 April 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
A new partnership to drive progress for Cork’s city centre will be formally launched at City Hall, Cork on Thursday 21 April 2016.
Spearheaded by Cork City Council and local stakeholders including Cork Chamber, Cork Business Association, An Garda Siochána, Bus Éireann and representatives from hospitality and retail sectors, the new entity called CORE will focus on creating opportunities, highlighting positive developments and delivering new initiatives that promote and drive a vibrant city centre for those who live, work and visit Cork city centre.
“Core means something that is central to existence or character, and certainly Cork city centre is at the heart of a dynamic and vibrant region. This collaboration will see us focusing on the city centre, strategically and operationally, and working to ensure that opportunities are maximized and the city centre achieves and hopefully surpasses its enormous potential,” said Paul McGuirk, Cork City Council, recently appointed to the role of City Centre Co-ordinator.
At the CORE Launch, it is expected that Cork City Council Chief Executive Ann Doherty will unveil a report on the 2015/2016 Cork City Centre Action Plan, which showcases a number of developments and initiatives, current and planned, worth over €300 million.
The CORE Launch will take place in Millenium Hall at Cork City Hall on Thursday 21 April 2016 from 6pm to 8pm.