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For the category of corporate arch-vandals we must present the Trustees of St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork:

1. Tom Cavanagh of Fermoy, Co. Cork. Cavanagh describes himself Chairman of Cavanagh’s Motor Group Ltd; teacher Cork Vocational Education Committee (1952-1953); former Director of Allied Irish Banks; former chariman and current (2006) director of Conrad Hotel; patron Cheshire Homes Cork; trustee of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland, Trustee of Fermoy Golf Club; chairman of the Trustees of St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh; founding chairman of Irish Business against Litter; member of the Board of Trustees of the Gluksman Gallery, Cork; Board of University College Cork, UCC board member of the Fenton Gallery. We are told that his hobbies, apart from wrecking Cobh Cathedral, include voluntary community work , reading, travel, arts !!, theatre and, somewhat incongrously in the Case of Cobh Cathedral given the present mess it is in, anti-litter campaigns. We are also told that he is a change-embracer when it is good!

2. Tim Fouhy a junior curate in Cobh and a would-be musician. None of the usual Who’s Who sources have anything to say about this individual. WHo might I ask dresses in a suit without a tie? Enough said.

3. Bishop Magee, well, suffice it to say that it is strange that 30 years of meandering around the painted halls of the Vatican Palace has seemingly not had the slightest effect on him as far as art or architecture are concerned. Apart from trying to wreck Cobh Cathedral he does not have hobbies.

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