Nuns ordered to leave unauthorised compound by Cork County Council

A nun who only speaks for an hour a day due to a vow of silence has until December to find a new home after being brought to court by Cork County Council over an alleged breach of planning laws.


Cork Council to discuss refuges for women as councillor reveals her domestic abuse hell

A special committee of Cork County Council is to look at the possibility of setting up women’s refuges and ‘safe houses’ after an impassioned plea was made by a councillor who described how she was once a victim of domestic abuse.


Cork County Council still interested in Passage West dockyard site

Cork County Council is still interested in acquiring a derelict site in a harbour town for a major regeneration project, even though it was recently withdrawn from sale by its owners.


Council using CCTV to combat littering in Fermoy

A senior Cork County Council official has warned that it intends to capture people dumping litter at civic amenity sites/bring sites on CCTV and prosecute them.


Cork County Council may have to sue city over land it will acquire

Cork County Council could end up in court, trying to recoup millions of euro, if Cork City Council decides not to pay compensation for land it will acquire in its boundary extension.


Council’s failure to develop land bought 20 years ago is ‘sinful’

County councillors have said it is “sinful” and “unbelievable” that 57 acres of local authority-owned land has lain unused in a Co Cork town for more than 20 years.


Cork County Council defends use of Google Translate

Cork County Council has defended the use of Google Translate to provide an Irish language version of its website despite such a practice being branded “unacceptable” by the Coimisinéir Teanga/Language Commissioner.