Freedom of Cork for President Higgins

On Thursday, 24th April 2014 the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins was conferred with the Freedom of Cork by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Catherine Clancy and the City Council.  Bishop Paul Colton attended the special meeting of the Council in Cork City Hall.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Catherine Clancy confers the Freedom of Cork on the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins (Photo:  David Barry)

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Catherine Clancy confers the Freedom of Cork on the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins (Photo: David Barry)

l-r Barry O'Brien (Chairman, Young Fine Gael, Cork South-Central), Regina Donnelly (Friends of Marymount Hospice), Paula Dorney, Bishop Colton and Councillor Laura McGonigle at the reception following the special meeting of Cork City Council. (Photo:  David Barry)

l-r Barry O’Brien (Chairman, Young Fine Gael, Cork South-Central), Regina Donnelly (Friends of Marymount Hospice), Paula Dorney, Bishop Colton and Councillor Laura McGonigle at the reception following the special meeting of Cork City Council. (Photo: David Barry)

Bishop Colton chats with Cllr Lorraine Kingston and her family at Cork City Hall following the conferring of the Freedom of Cork on President Michael D. Higgins.

Bishop Colton jokes with Cllr Lorraine Kingston and her family at Cork City Hall following the conferring of the Freedom of Cork on President Michael D. Higgins. (Photo: David Barry)

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