#corkharbour - A picket by protestors held at Port of Cork sites in Cobh due to a dispute over public rights of way have been asked to stop, due to concerns that it is giving a bad impression to cruise liner tourists.
Locals reports EchoLive.ie are aggrieved that access to the Five Foot Way on Deepwater Quay has been restricted when cruise liners are docked.
However, the Port of Cork has said it needs to close the area for health and safety reasons when incoming cruise liners are tying up and taking off.
The 580 passengers arriving on the first cruise liner of the season on Monday, the Astoria, were met with protesters and more demonstrations are planned if an agreement is not reached.
The protestors have moved to clarify they are not picketing against the liners but some local councillors urged them to pursue the matter through other avenues.
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