Jack Higgins’s successful journey through public office culminated in his attainment of the position of Cork City Manager in 1995, and it is a fascinating story to record. He joined the civil service after leaving school, and took up a post with Cork Corporation for 10 years, working in various departments, after which he was transferred to other councils around the country. He became City Manager in Limerick in 1987 until his appointment as Cork City Manager in 1995. This recording includes a discussion on the many changes seen in the city, such as the upgrading of Patrick Street, the pedestrianisation of streets and the support of the arts. Since his retirement, Jack has sat on the Board of the Everyman Theatre, as well as on the Board of the Midsummer Festival.