A city in recovery mode

Cork is slowly getting back on its feet after the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic, and it can draw on the lessons of history as it begins the process of rejuvenation and renewal

20th September, 2020
A city in recovery mode
Cork is witnessing a vibrant culture of street dining that was previously thought impossible Picture: John Allen

In reality, there was nothing that Cork could have done to prepare for the pandemic. The city had been experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, with a rapidly growing tech cluster and a city expansion that presented huge potential to plan for the future.

Conversations about a light rail network and finally building a motorway to Limerick were quickly replaced with uncertainty and anxiety. Cork, like every city, struggled with not knowing what was going...

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