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Industry in Cork

Tens of thousands of Cork people were employed in industry throughout the twentieth century. Industries like Ford's cars and Dunlop's tyres set up along the quays of the River Lee and employed many people until they finally closed in the 1980s.

Today, multinational companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and computer industries employ thousands of Cork people.
Ringaskiddy on Cork Harbour is now the industrial centre of Cork. Large factories produce chemical, medical and other products.
Apple Computers is also a large employer in Cork today.

Ireland's only oil refinery, operated by the Irish National Petroleum Corporation, is located at Whitegate on Cork Harbour.

Are you aware of any large companies or industries in your locality that no longer exist there? Do you know what industries are today most prominent in your area?