The Kerry-based hotel group behind the last-minute legal challenge to the €50m state-funding package for Cork's event centre has been accused of lodging a “nasty, vexatious, commercial ambush” on the stalled project.
The developers of the proposed student apartment complex overlooking the Lough in Cork city have started discussions with An Bord Pleanála with a view to increasing the number of apartments in the development.
Frontline garda supervisors in Cork city have warned that the biggest ever restructuring of An Garda Siochana since its foundation will remove policing resources away from the outlying areas into the centre.
The developer of a proposed new, European-style co-housing apartment development in Cork city centre says that such projects are needed to attract long-term residents back into Irish cities and strengthen urban communities.
A resident of the Cork city centre apartment block at the centre of a controversy over an attempted eviction of tenants has praised the turnaround in fortunes for those living in the building after it was bought out by a housing association.
The Yes campaign for a directly elected Lord Mayor in Cork has been criticised by the present incumbent, who said there was no surprise the plebiscite was turned down by just over half of the voting public.
A full recount is underway in the Cork city south central Local Electoral Area (LEA) this morning while the early signs in the city's mayoral plebiscite show the outcome could be tighter than expected.
The Lord Mayor of Cork has branded efforts to create a directly-elected mayor in Cork city as premature and warned that the addition of executive powers to the office could actually distance the role from the public.
Too many of the reactions to the latest round of discussions on the idea of directly-elected mayors for some cities were sadly indicative of how the trust, the mutual sense of participation, between citizens and elected representatives has become so very stretched.