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New city boundary proposal should be cause of concern for Harbour community.

The outcome of a Government commissioned report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork was launched by Simon Coveney TD at the Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Cork last Friday. The main outcome of the report is that the two local authorities (City and County) of Cork will continue to exist but with a redrawn border of the Cork city authority. The redrawn border will mean that Douglas, Glanmire, Frankfield, Rochestown, Donnybrook, Grange, Tower, Blarney, Ballincollig, Little island, Glounthaune and Carrigtwohill will be incorporated from the county into the city boundary. Clearly the new report recognises that Cork city has changed quite considerably since the last

Varadkar does not offer any new vision for Ireland

In recent days, the international media has had significant interest in the appointment of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach of Ireland. In reality, in Ireland, the ethnic background or sexual orientation of Leo Varadkar was never of any real significance in the decision of Fine Gael to appoint him as their leader. However, that fact is symbolic. The choice of Leo Varadkar as the leader of Fine Gael may be identified as a proxy of the open, tolerant and diverse society that Ireland has become. And this is important, not just from a human rights perspective, but also from an economic perspective. The vast majority of the theoretical and empirical literature in economics indicates that a society open

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