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Cork On The Rise: Radical steps to protect city are needed

In 1991, the Temple Bar Architectural Framework Plan was welcomed as a visionary approach to creating a new “cultural quarter” for Dublin in one of the most historic areas of the city.

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Cork On The Rise: A tale of two cities

There are numerous similarities between Aarhus and Cork.

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Cork on the Rise: Long-running Event Centre saga is worthy of a grand stage

Despite the fact work has not yet started on the events venue, the key players insist the project will eventually reach fruition, writes Eoin English

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Cork on the Rise: Seeds of a new Cork have been planted but we need the tools to deliver change

Expanding public transport will be one of the key strategic goals for our city during the next five years, writes Conor Healy

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Cork on the Rise: We need leadership and courage to become a powerhouse

Cork can reach its potential to compete with Dublin and other European cities but we must tackle the planning strategy that is failing this generation. There is no place for slogans and partisan politics, argues Michael O’Flynn

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Cork on the Rise: Flood-defence scheme process as long and winding as the River Lee

Save Cork City offers an alternative plan to protect Cork’s heritage, writes Eoin English

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Cork on the Rise: People-friendly cities can be driver of change

The prioritisation of the car and poor land use have polluted and ghettoised our cities, but a sustainable approach can change all that, says Abhas K Jha

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Cork on the Rise: Plans are afoot to be ready for the future

Transport plans take into consideration the population growth expected to take place by 2040, says Gerard O’Beirne

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Cork on the Rise: Pana ban a bump in the road in Cork's journey toward modernity

The Pana ban debate showed Cork can expect to hit further potholes as it bids to modernise the city centre, writes Eoin English

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Cork on the Rise: We want a city of neighbourhoods, where residents feel part of vibrant communities

The CEO of Cork City Council, Ann Doherty, sets out the city’s vision for growth, and points out that next month’s historic boundary extension will finally give a voice at council to people who already participate in the life of the city

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Readers blog #CorkontheRise: Your views on the shape of Cork's future

Check out a collection of submissions made by readers as part of our #CorkontheRise initiative. Submit your own views for consideration and have your say on this issue here.

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Cork on the Rise: Cork on track to be the fastest growing city in Ireland for the next 20 years

Cork is buzzing and exciting developments can be seen throughout the city and county. We are seeing the start of the most significant growth period for Cork since independence, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

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Cork on the Rise: ‘Public consultation is key for city sustainability’

The time is ripe for Cork to be one of the leading sustainable cities in Europe, according to a world-renowned architectural expert.

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Cork on the Rise: There’s a place for the past in our future

As Cork continues to grow, it faces many of the same issues others do. It has many natural advantages, but without community involvement and a focus on sustainability, much of what already makes Cork great could be lost, writes Angela Brady

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Cork on the Rise: Cork, quo vadis? The evolution of a new city

Cork’s prosperity is and will be built on its ability to generate and to attract capital and talent, writes Pat Ledwidge

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'For Ireland to succeed, we need Cork to succeed' - the sights and sounds of #CorkOnTheRise

Cork - a city full of history, culture and identity, and a city with so much more potential.

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Cork has a second wind in its development sails 12 years on

Cork has a second wind in its development sails, so it is perhaps salutary to look back to the last development surge, and the hopes and concerns just before the crash 12 years ago.

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Cork On The Rise: Northside of city deserves more

The northside of Cork city remains an integral part of the city that needs to see its fair share of development and progress, political and business leaders have admitted.

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Cork On The Rise: City can drive its own destiny with funding and political leadership

Cork is at a pivotal moment in its history and needs funding to be ring-fenced in order to bring certainty to long-mooted infrastructural projects.

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Cabinet to discuss stalled Cork event centre project next week

The Cabinet is set to discuss the stalled Cork event centre project when it meets in the city next week.

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Tánaiste hopes talks will facilitate reestablishment of Stormont executive

The Tánaiste said he hopes talks with the Northern Secretary of State today will produce a structure to facilitate the re-establishment of a functioning executive in Stormont.

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Cork on the Rise: We need to bridge the gap between our commercial and housing needs

‘Tails are up and the cranes are up’, but putting roofs over people’s heads is far from top of the agenda, writes Property Editor Tommy Barker

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#CorkonTheRise: What people are saying

Here's what people are saying about #CorkonTheRise.

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Cork on the Rise: Irish Examiner event explores where city is heading and what we want it to be

The Irish Examiner is this morning hosting an event which is debating and exploring the city’s transformation and future both from a national and international perspective.

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Cork on the Rise: A revival backed by a unified vision will ensure region prospers further

A risorgimento on Leeside can come to the aid of the nation, writes Allan Prosser

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Cork on the Rise: Dublin needs to set Cork free if city is to reach its full economic potential

To address our challenges, Cork needs much more autonomy and freedom to shape its future prospects, argues Dr Frank Crowley.

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Cork on the Rise: Mad about the artistic projects renewing sense of pride Leeside

Mad about reimagining Cork city community groups involved in painting, street art and guerrilla gardening projects are fuelling a renewed sense of pride Leeside, even making electricity boxes hot property, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Cork on the Rise: A city with all the right ingredients for a sustainable future

Cork has strong economic and cultural foundations and an embarrassment of natural and landscape assets. Can they be knitted together to ensure a sustainable good life for generations to come, asks Shane Clarke, urban designer and CEO of Nano Nagle Place in Cork city.

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