Cork City Council doubles property inspector numbers to six

Cork City Council doubles property inspector numbers to six

Cork City Council has doubled the number of property inspectors on its books as it aims to improve its rate of inspection of private rented dwellings.

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Cork council approves €6m upgrade plan for docklands

Cork council approves €6m upgrade plan for docklands

A controversial €6m road upgrade to help open Cork’s sprawling south docklands for more development has been given the green light despite claims the planning process was flawed.

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Cork city council holds first paperless meeting

Cork city council holds first paperless meeting

Cork City Council held its first paperless meeting tonight — a move which will save taxpayers almost €7,000 a year.

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SF to seek legal advice after larger parties on Cork City Council accused of 'shafting' long-serving councillors

SF to seek legal advice after larger parties on Cork City Council accused of 'shafting' long-serving councillors

Sinn Féin has accused the larger political parties on Cork City Council of shafting long-serving councillors by removing them from certain committees during a lengthy and at times tense council meeting tonight.

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John Sheehan set to be elected as Cork's Lord Mayor

John Sheehan set to be elected as Cork's Lord Mayor

A GP on Cork’s northside is set to be elected Lord Mayor of the expanded city tomorrow night even as last-minute talks on a voting deal continue.

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Cork City Council to change rules on replacements

Cork City Council to change rules on replacements

Cork’s City Council agreed last night to change its rules on the replacement of certain councillors following a resignation, election, sickness, or death.

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Council chiefs ‘not unaccountable’ says former city manager

Council chiefs ‘not unaccountable’ says former city manager

A former city manager has dismissed suggestions raised during the directly elected mayor debate that council chiefs are unaccountable and answerable to no-one.

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Elected mayors will have more fundraising clout, says Varadkar

Elected mayors will have more fundraising clout, says Varadkar

Directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick, and Waterford will give the cities extra clout in securing State funding, said the Taoiseach.

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Tax rules require updating to mirror how we work

Tax rules require updating to mirror how we work

This paper has reported that Cork City Council has been audited by the Revenue Commissioners and made a settlement of well in excess of €1m for underpaid taxes.

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Tax payment limits council’s 24-hour call-out service

Tax payment limits council’s 24-hour call-out service

Cork City Council has had to revise practices for the management of its 140 vehicles as a result of a Revenue audit that cost the local authority almost €1.4m.

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Clean up of Ellis's Yard in Ballyvolane will cost at least €53,000

Clean up of Ellis's Yard in Ballyvolane will cost at least €53,000

Residents who live overlooking a vast illegal dump on the northside of Cork city have demanded a start-date for a promised clean-up.

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Calls to protect cycle lanes on Cork streets to be considered by council

Calls to protect cycle lanes on Cork streets to be considered by council

Calls to install bollards and other physical barriers along some of Cork’s busiest streets are to be considered by the City Council, amid complaints that the local authority is not doing enough to prevent vehicles parking on cycle lanes, writes Joe Leouge.

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At least 200 staff to transfer from Cork county to city council

At least 200 staff to transfer from Cork county to city council

At least 200 staff are set to transfer from Cork County Council to the city council as part of the city’s boundary extension process.

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Cork City Council settles €1.3m tax liability

Cork City Council settles €1.3m tax liability

Cork City Council has had to pay over €1.3m to settle additional tax liabilities following a lengthy Revenue audit.

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Cúil Aodha community angered by heavy lorry traffic

Cúil Aodha community angered by heavy lorry traffic

A rural community has appealed to the developers of a nearby 38-turbine windfarm to reconsider plans to drive up to 55 lorry loads of concrete a day through the heart of a village, where children are being collected from pre-school.

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Cork’s boundary war: Get on with it

Cork’s boundary war: Get on with it

Nature offers many peculiar mating rituals. The New Mexican whiptail lizard, an all-female species, has a particular but unnecessary penchant for simulated sex but, as far as can be easily established, the on-off courtship between Cork city and county councils is without parallel.

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Cork City Council to discuss legal challenge to merger at midnight meeting

Cork City Council to discuss legal challenge to merger at midnight meeting

Cork City Council is set to proceed with an historic midnight meeting later to discuss mounting a High Court challenge against the controversial Cork super-council plan.

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Cork City Council to mount legal challenge against merger plan

Cork City Council to mount legal challenge against merger plan

Cork City Council is to seek a judicial review of the administrative actions of the review group which has recommended a controversial merger of the city and county councils.

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