European Maritime Day a huge opportunity for Cork - Ní Riada
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has congratulated Cork City on being chosen to host the 2020 European Maritime Day.
The Ireland South MEP said the event would be an opportunity to showcase the city to the most influential people in the sector.
“This is fantastic news for the city, the Council of the European Union could not have chosen a better place for the event,” she said.
“Cork has a rich maritime history, a bustling port, one of the largest natural harbours in the world, a world class tradition of seafood and is the home of much exciting marine research.
“The event will coincide with annual the SeaFest celebrations and the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, making 2020 a banner year for the city and its relationship with its waters.
“The event itself will bring thousands of maritime policy makers, researchers, academics and NGOs not just to Cork, but to Ireland for the first time, giving us the opportunity to build crucial relationships with influential groups in what will be a post-Brexit Europe.
“This event is not only a recognition of Cork's unique maritime history, facilities and resources, but an opportunity that the entire country can't afford to miss.”