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Lord Mayor Hosts Civic Reception honouring Mercy University Hospital on its 150th Anniversary

On 13th March 2007 the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Michael Ahern, and Cork City Council hosted a Civic Reception in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork honouring Mercy University Hospital on it's 150th Anniversary.

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The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Michael Ahern, and the Lady Mayoress, Eileen Ahern, with members of the Mercy Order in the Lord Mayor's Chamber at the Civic Reception

Addressing the invited audience the Lord Mayor paid tribute to the generations of service the "Mercy" had given to the people of Cork:

"Situated in one of the oldest parts of the city, the "Mercy" has been synonymous with the care of the people of Cork for over a century and half of the city's remarkable history. It has been a caring resource, a place of healing, of comfort and compassion. It has been single-minded in its attitude to health care, professional and demanding in its standards, progressive and innovative in its approach."

The Lord Mayor reminded the invitees of the fact that the older Mercy building was in fact the Lord Mayor’s residence for part of its history and concluded by congratulating the staff and board of the hospital on recent developments and on their ambitious future plans:

"On behalf of the City Council and of the people of Cork I congratulate you on your achievements and your vision and I thank you for the part you have played in making the Mercy part of the fabric of this great city".

 

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The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Michael Ahern, presented an Engraved Ornate Cork Silver Salver to Mercy University Hospital Chairman, Des Murphy, at the Civic Reception.

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