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Retirement of Cork City Manager Joe Gavin

Joe Gavin, Cork City Manager, retired on 31st August 2010 after 10 years in the post. Having spent 45 years in various positions in the public service, Mr. Gavin was strong in his praise of the role of Local Government and particularly the employees of Cork City Council.

Speaking at an impromptu farewell for him held yesterday, Monday August 30th in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork where he was presented with a framed painting of the refurbished Grand Parade by Kevin Terry, Director of Planning at Cork City Council on behalf of Council staff, Mr. Gavin stated:

"I leave City Council with the fondest memories of the City Council team. I would like to thank all members and staff of the Council for their work and the support they have given me over the years. Cork City Council staff are a dedicated team and have great pride in the city and in the City Council. They are loyal and very positive. They have a strong sense of public service and are always willing to help out when the occasion arises. "

He continued:

" I would like to thank the elected members who were very supportive down through the years. It is they who provide the policy and plans which give direction to the city. I would also like to acknowledge the great support received from the business community, voluntary associations the arts community and the emergency services particularly the Gardaí, Army, Navy and the Health Service Executive. There is a strong tradition of working together in Cork and this tradition is of immense benefit to the wellbeing of all citizens. I would like to wish everybody, and the city, continued success."

Presentation to Joe Gavin

Kevin Terry, Director of Planning, presenting Mr. Gavin with a framed painting of the refurbished Grand Parade on behalf of Council staff.

Joe Gavin and Lord Mayor

Joe Gavin photographed with the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Michael O'Connell.

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