When reading the sign on Academy St., two queries came to mind.
1. Should the sign be remade as the building upon which the sign was erected was demolished in 2008. So the Cork Examiner was not founded in the building upon which the sign is affixed.
2. If he was Mayor of Cork, when did the title Lord Mayor of Cork commence?
The Cork City Council website as to title of Lord Mayor showed 1900 to be critical date.
'Although there has been a Mayor of Cork since at least the 13th century, the first entitled the Lord Mayor of Cork was Daniel J. Hegarty in 1900. He was born on 6 January 1849, and was the son of a merchant from Summerhill, and he married a Margaret Murphy, the daughter of Alderman Michael Murphy. The title ‘Lord Mayor’ was granted to Cork in Hegarty’s honour by a Charter, dated 9 July 1900, from Queen Victoria of England (1819-1901), following her visit to Ireland and Cork earlier that year.'