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Petition to Lord Mayor to Protect Historic Buildings at Port of Cork Site

23rd November 2018
An outline render of a landmark building on the Custom House Quay site in Cork. An outline render of a landmark building on the Custom House Quay site in Cork.

#WaterfrontProperty - Calls for the protection of historic buildings at the Port of Cork that secured in a petition more than 1,500 signatures has been presented to the Lord Mayor of Cork city.

The Port of Cork site reports the Evening Echo was purchased by New York-based Irish developers, Kevin and Donal O’Sullivan, who have plans for a €100m development, including a 40-storey skyscraper.

The three acres contain the historic Port of Cork buildings, and while the development will include office space and a hotel, there are no plans to knock the protected buildings which were constructed during the Napoleonic Wars by the prisoners of Spike Island.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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