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Purple flag flying again

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 3:20pm

Cork city is celebrating a hat trick after being awarded for its night-time economy for the third time.

The Purple Flag award is an international accreditation, awarded by the Association of Cities and Towns Management ACTM, that celebrates areas of excellence in the night-time economy. It requires renewal every two years.

Cork city was subjected to a rigorous assessment of a panel of judges who carried out an evaluation last November under a number of stringent criteria including the quality of the city centre’s offering, ease of movement through the area and the level of partnership working.

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Joe Kavanagh said: “This award affirms that Cork is a safe and vibrant destination for people who enjoy the city at night time. There is great enthusiasm amongst all in the city to help rebuild our hospitality and cultural night time experience as we live with Covid – but to do it safely,” he said.

“Venues and businesses together with the gardai, Cork City Council, Cork Chamber and Cork Business Association continue to work hard to ensure that Cork remains a city comparable with the best. I’d like to thank all these businesses and venues who continue to show considerable resilience in these challenging times.”

Some of the assessors’ comments in approving renewal of the award include:




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