Person: Joe Carroll
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A major row broke out between county councillors over a proposal to rezone an industrial area in a County Cork town to green belt, which would prevent a plastics factory from locating there.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019
At a meeting in County Hall, many of the 55 councillors gave examples of problems in their various areas. They have decided to write a “strongly-worded” email to John Halligan, junior minister at the Department of Education & Skills, urging him to get more and bigger buses to solve the issue.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2019
The opening of tech company Spearline’s new headquarters in West Cork shows the potential to attract jobs in a region of high-speed broadband.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
Community groups are likely to become the frontline force in the battle against dog-fouling in Co Cork amid concerns that an increasing volume of volunteers are undertaking jobs traditionally done by the council.
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019
One of the most iconic structures on the south-west coast has fallen into disrepair and should be urgently acquired by Cork County Council to be turned into a tourist attraction.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
Councillors said the state of rural roads was the main issue on the doorsteps during their local election canvasses.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
Fianna Fáil has cobbled together an alliance with Labour Party and Independents to ensure a county mayoral pact for the next five years of Cork County Council.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
A national blueprint for more balanced growth in Ireland has identified a number of key infrastructure projects vital for sustaining and increasing the population in West Cork.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
The division of West Cork into two electoral areas, Skibbereen and Bantry, would strongly appear to favour the two main political parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
Mon, 13 May, 2019
Cork County Council looks set to establish a special Rural Affairs Committee amid rising fears that many communities in North and West Cork are dying.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2018
The Mayor of County Cork has offered to act as an honest broker to ensure the GAA holds the Liam Miller memorial fundraiser in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2018
The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) are refusing to row back on plans to replace historic lights at the country’s most southwesterly lighthouse, reducing the power of their beams from 27 to 18 nautical miles.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2018
Fears have been raised that recommendations by the Local Electoral Boundary Commission for redrawing municipal district council areas in Co Cork will split communities and remove some from their natural political hinterlands.
Fri, 15 Jun, 2018
A total of 22 motorists have tested positive for driving under the influence of drugs so far this year in Cork, with cannabis and cocaine the most common drugs detected.
Wed, 16 May, 2018
A unique arts course on an island off the south-west coast has been saved after Cork County Council said it would double grant aid to keep it afloat.
Wed, 28 Feb, 2018
An emergency meeting has been sought aimed at staving off the closure of an important arts course which generates around €150,000 per year for the economy of an island off the south-west coast.
Wed, 14 Feb, 2018
A county councillor has claimed he and some of his colleagues are being criticised by the public because of a new system which allows people to apply for local authority houses anywhere in Co Cork.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
Rural parts of Co Cork are rapidly ageing as young people cannot build houses because planning guidelines are too restrictive.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2018
Harbour constables are to be appointed by Cork County Council to oversee new bylaws which will limit areas for jet ski use, ship speeds in bays, and they may also liaise with gardaí on suspected drug importation.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017
Cork city and county councils are still in dispute over Cork’s boundary alteration, which will be presented to Government today.
Tue, 12 Dec, 2017
The way the latest boundary extension story was leaked, compounded by repeated delays of a meeting to discuss its fallout, seriously angered many county councillors, writes
Tue, 05 Dec, 2017
Resentment is being caused in communities in Cork county as people, residing up to 70km away, are edging out locals on a waiting list for council houses.
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
Warrenpoint moved a step closer to a rare AIG Cups and Shields double when they progressed to today’s Jimmy Bruen Shield decider at Carton House.
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
It’s deemed to be one of the safest places in the world if a nuclear war breaks out.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
Major dredging and upgrading of coastal facilities is needed in Cork county to reap the rewards of the fishing industry and maritime tourism.
Tue, 11 Jul, 2017
Single people on the waiting list in West Cork have, effectively, not a “hope in hell” of being accommodated by the local authority — but they could “bond” with like-minded people or even get married to boost their chances.
Fri, 07 Jul, 2017
Not one of the 205 people taken on by Cork County Council through the government’s Gateway scheme got permanent employment with the local authority.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
There was genuine warmth in the way councillors congratulated the new Mayor of Co Cork, knowing he was at rock bottom four years ago.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
“If this document was produced under British rule, it would have brought about revolution, and it should. This is a diktat we can’t accept.”
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
Cork County Council has been urged to use helicopters or drones to video offenders responsible for causing devastating wildfires in West Cork which have cost the local authority more than €1m to tackle since 2013.
Tue, 09 May, 2017
A local authority has been told to get tough on contractors who delay the refit of vacant county council houses.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2017
Many influential people have streets or buildings named after them, but a proposal has been made to designate a roundabout in memory of the man widely-credited with protecting the country from foot and mouth.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2016
Wed, 26 Oct, 2016
Thu, 01 Sep, 2016
The first blueway for people interested in watersports has been launched in West Cork, while another planned project envisages a greenway which will attract cyclists and walkers.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
A record €120m was collected in rates in Co Cork last year, up nearly €30m on 2010.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2016
Councillors in County Cork are demanding Fáilte Ireland reprint a newly distributed brochure on the Wild Atlantic Way because of “glaring omissions” which they claim will hurt the tourism industry in the region.
Wed, 25 May, 2016
IDA Ireland has been accused of almost reducing West Cork to an “outback”, in its alleged failure to bring jobs to the coastal region.
Mon, 02 May, 2016
Cork County Council is to write to the European Commission seeking an investigation into why the government continues to stall on releasing Leader funding for rural development projects.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2016
Sat, 27 Feb, 2016
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016
West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way may be beautiful, but according to tourists its public toilets are anything but a pretty sight.
Tue, 02 Feb, 2016