Three former lords mayor of Cork have united with the current office holder to urge the Government to make the “brave political decisions” required to deliver the city’s first boundary extension in more than 50 years.
Fri, 23 Jun, 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That old Irish joke, that the first item on any agenda is ‘the split’, has been superseded by the never-ending debate around the wisdom of amalgamating Cork city and county councils or of extending city boundaries to encompass growing dormitory towns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
EARLIER this week the Smiddy report was published and — unsurprisingly — it supported the expressed views of Environment Minister Alan Kelly by recommending, by the narrowest possible margin, that Cork City and County Councils be amalgamated.
Fri, 11 Sep, 2015
THAT the report from a five-person committee asked to consider the amalgamation of Cork city and county councils submitted to Environment Minister Alan Kelly last week was adopted by the narrowest possible margin is not at all surprising. Indeed, any other outcome would have been entirely unexpected.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015