The Government must acknowledge the potential of Cork as Ireland’s second city with investment to substantially strengthen our metropolitan profile, Cork Chamber President Bill O'Connell has said.
Mr O'Connell was speaking at Cork Chamber's annual dinner in City Hall last night. He has called for a commitment from Government to invest in Cork’s public transport needs including a rapid transit system and a high-speed rail connecting Cork and Dublin while emphasising that the Limerick to Cork motorway and events centre must be built.
“A second city of scale, a true compliment to Dublin, with critical mass of talent, innovation, infrastructure, diversity and culture will ensure the continued success of the Irish economy," he said.
“Cork will be the fastest growing region in the country for the next two decades. We are ready for this challenge. Government must be ready to allocate investment accordingly and acknowledge the potential of Ireland’s second city to substantially strengthen Ireland’s metropolitan profile.”
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