The new English Market signage on a revamped entrance facing onto Grand Parade has been vandalised with letters removed just a few weeks after being put in place.
Letters were removed from the world 'English' on the signage over the bank holiday weekend.
Trader's annoyance was summed up through the English Market Twitter account which tweeted:
“Not impressed AT ALL with the vandalism of our new signage on the Grand Parade frontage over the long weekend.”
Pat O'Connell, chairman of the English Market Traders' Committee and fishmonger said that great efforts had been made to freshen up the market over recent weeks and the damage to the signage will be costly to repair.
“We got a whole makeover there about four weeks ago. It's frustrating but we'll replace it and move on,” he said.
“It is costly to replace it because it's lovely signage. It's disappointing that something like that would be vandalised for no reason. I'm sure whoever did it thought it was funny at the time but it isn't at all.
"It's sad that some people haven't got respect for property, particularly such an iconic building in Cork. We've made a great effort recently getting the Market revamped and freshened up but we can't let things like that knock us back. We have to look forward and that's exactly what we'll do," he added.