Meeting the challenge of how to serve needs of a growing city

Cork’s expansion means it will need more housing and a top-class public transport system if quality of life is to be maintained, writes Lorraine Courtney

16th June, 2019
Fearghal Reidy, director of strategic and economic development, Cork City Council Picture: Cathal Noonan

The city of Cork swelled to nearly five times its size, increasing its population by 85,000 to 210,000, on May 31. The city’s historic boundary extension was the first since 1965.

The next couple of decades will see huge growth in Cork running in tandem with the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 plan. Expanding Cork city’s boundary will allow Leeside to grow in a sustainable manner and ensure a vibrant and exciting city with jobs, improved transport systems...

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