Cork 2019: Built for the future

Cork’s boundary expansion has brought with it new hopes for the city’s development

16th June, 2019
There is a real sense of anticipation in Cork, as derelict sites begin to disappear and new buildings go up Picture: Barrow Coakley

The change happened as the citizens slept. In the second it took the four-faced liar of Shandon to turn midnight on May 31, the population had grown by 85,000. Decades of dithering and political posturing over the city boundary had come to an end, and the citizens of New Cork awoke to embrace the coming change.

For the first time in many years, there is a real sense of anticipation in Cork. Beneath the growing forest of...

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