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Lord Mayor urges the people of Cork to support Cork Businesses

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Dara Murphy today thanked Cork’s business community for their help and support in the present crisis and urged the people of Cork to strongly support Cork businesses.

The Lord Mayor was speaking in advance of the launch of the upcoming ‘A Christmas Celebration on the Grand Parade, presented by Cork City Council in association with Bord Gàis Energy’,  launching on Friday, 27th November.


The Lord Mayor stated:

“Despite our recent difficulties, and because of the work of so many, Cork is still ready to start the Christmas countdown. We are asking everyone to come and enjoy the city centre lights, markets and shopping.’

Donal Healy, C.E.O. Cork Business Association today thanked Cork City Council’s Emergency Team for their exceptional efforts throughout the weekend to restore Water and Services to the City.

Mr. Healy stated:

“Our Public Sector workers quick response in dealing with the safety of people is to be highly commended. The Community response and commitment is working well to get business back trading for the important festive season.

We would also like to pay special tribute to our Local Press and Radio Stations for the continual update of information throughout the day.

Hopefully most businesses affected by the floodwater will be back trading by the weekend. It is important to note that the rest of the City is unaffected and open for business.

Conor Healy, Chief Executive of Cork Chamber today congratulated the business community in Cork on responding in a most positive and pro active manner to the crisis which hit Cork unexpectedly last Friday morning.

 Mr. Healy stated :

“Cork’s business community has responded to the emergency situation experienced since last Friday in a very positive way by offering support, assistance and services to both businesses and homeowners directly impacted by flooding and the water restrictions which have followed.

He continued:

“The effort of the business community and the determination of business owners and staff in combination with the work of the emergency services and the wider community is helping to ensure that businesses can return to trading as quickly as possible. It is now critical that business in the city is fully supported in the run up to Christmas.”

The Lord Mayor concurred:

“Business has supported the people of Cork magnificently in this crisis. I now urge the people of Cork to come out, enjoy the festivities, and support city businesses”



Cllr. Dara Murphy

Ardmhéara Chorcaí

Lord Mayor of Cork


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