Cobh & Harbour Chamber

This morning Friday, February 23- 2024 members of Save Cobh’s Right of Way mounted a demonstration outside the Cobh Heritage Centre. at 8.15 am, while Cobh & Harbour Chamber was hosting a breakfast meeting inside, which was sponsored by the Port of Cork Company.
 
The very same company is sponsoring and proceeding with a court case to permanently remove the community’s traditional Right of Way and be able to walk freely on The Deepwater Quay/Five Foot Way as they have done for generations.
 
Over the past few years, the Port of Cork Company continued using tactics of bullying and abuse when trying to impose its will in our community. The Cobh & Harbour Chamber and its members support the Port of Cork, a company that bullies and abuses local community members in their effort to extinguish our historic Right of Way on The Deep Water Quay / Five Foot Way /Waters Edge.
 
Both Cobh & Harbour Chamber and the Port of Cork and its employees have decided that bullying and intimidation, which is straight out of the corporate school curriculum is the only acceptable way to deal with the local community, under their rules of engagement.
 
As we have pointed out numerous times, Cobh Harbour and Chamber are guilty by association and favour the Bullying in the community by the Port Of Cork Company for ” 30 pieces of silver “ the price of betrayal under the guise of sponsorship.
 
One would expect that Cobh Harbour Chamber would exercise good judgement on this when accepting sponsorship, as there is potential for conflict of interest where financial and in-kind support is received from Port Of Cork Company.
 
The businesses they represent would not exist without community support, a fact that must not be forgotten.
 
Hopefully, the upcoming cruise season will be free from bullying and abuse of local community members by the Port of Cork and its employees.
 
So despite ongoing bullying and intimidation of members of our community by the Port of Cork and its employees, as long as the Port of Cork is still proceeding with a court case to permanently remove the community’s traditional Right of Way and being able to walk freely on The Deepwater Quay/Five Foot Way as they have done for generations, the ongoing campaign will continue.