Saturday 23 September 2017

Pat Cox: Resignations will not cloud joy of one of city's finest years yet

Pat Cox pictured at the public meeting in the Clarion Hotel, Limerick following the shock resignation of its artistic director Karl Wallace. Pic. Brian Arthur/ Press 22.
Pat Cox pictured at the public meeting in the Clarion Hotel, Limerick following the shock resignation of its artistic director Karl Wallace. Pic. Brian Arthur/ Press 22.

The news that emerged just 48 hours ago in relation to Limerick National City of Culture 2014 was both surprising and unexpected.

The city was just basking in the glow of a wonderfully successful New Year's Eve launch and here it was dealing with the resignation of its artistic director and two programmers declaring their intention to withdraw their services.

Some of the more alarming media reports would have you question the very future of the project but as the dust settles, as we move forward, as we begin to embrace this year-long celebration of culture in Limerick, it will become very clear that the legacy of Ireland's first city of culture will be the one everyone so passionately involved in this project wants it to be.

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