In the light of the Government’s recent disclosure that there will be no change to the existing local representation in either Cork City or Cork County it is plain to see that the extension of the city boundary has been long-fingered and obviously will continue to be
Fri, 13 Apr, 2018
A review of the local electoral areas in Cork city and county has been announced as the Government prepares legislation to give effect to the first extension of the city’s boundary in more than 50-years.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018
Kerry football legend Pat Spillane has ‘red-carded’ the Mackinnon recommendations for a major boundary extension of Cork City, but said the county council will have to cede more territory than it’s currently offering.
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
Cork county councillors are seeking urgent clarification from the minister responsible for the expansion of Cork City’s boundary amid fears the body overseeing its implementation considers the Mackinnon report to be written in stone.
Wed, 09 Aug, 2017
That old Irish joke, that the first item on any agenda is ‘the split’, has been superseded by the never-ending debate around the wisdom of amalgamating Cork city and county councils or of extending city boundaries to encompass growing dormitory towns and villages.
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
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Sat, 31 Oct, 2015
The head of an influential business association on the outskirts of Cork said his members still back a merger of the city and county councils, but only if the Government gives cast-iron guarantees about maintaining the city’s status.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
Cork delegates hoping to attract significant investment to the city at a major conference tomorrow are presenting a unified front despite harbouring fundamental disagreements on the best way to ensure the city’s economic prosperity.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2015
SHOULD Environment Minister Alan Kelly bring proposals to advance the merger of Cork city and county councils to cabinet today, he will exacerbate a difficult and dangerously divided situation. Such a proposal would be premature and a slight to the idea of local democracy or accountability.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2015
Senior Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has taken another apparent swipe at his party colleague Alan Kelly, saying the Department of Environment, over which Mr Kelly is minister, has done more to reduce the power of local government “than the British administration ever did in 800 years”.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015