Cork is the second city of the Republic of Ireland. It is recognised as a premier location for entrepreneurship, innovation, business, investment and tourism. It is a digital gateway to Europe with excellent international connectivity to the USA and UK via transatlantic undersea fibre cable.
Cork City is in an era of profound transformation in terms of its developing economy, increased population and expanding geography. Cork City Council is currently planning for a boundary extension that will result in a city that is approximately 5 times larger in size and that will see the population of the city increase by over 85,000 people. While the extension will give Cork the potential to become a European city of scale, which is vital when attracting international investment to the region, it will require a significant transformation of the city to optimise the benefits for Cork and its citizens.