NO city in Ireland has greater potential than Cork.
That was the message of the new Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, who urged the city to take advantage of its potential and develop in the coming years.
Mr Fitzgerald was last night elected Lord Mayor of Cork, replacing the outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Des Cahill in the role.
He was voted in by 25 votes to four.
Speaking last night, Mr Fitzgerald said that the city’s global profile is now more important than ever.
He said the city is primed for an influx of investment from Britain and Europe in the coming years - if the right steps “There is no other city in Ireland that has similar potential for new urbanism”, he said.
Mr Fitzgerald becomes the first Fianna Fáil Lord Mayor since 2014, with his election coming after 17 years on Cork City Council.