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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Cork City Council

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# bessborough
Council unable to find burial place of babies despite checking records of 13 graveyards
Mary Donovan’s siblings are among the 923 children who died at Bessborough mother and baby institution in Cork.
Cork City Council has been unable to find the burial place of babies who apparently died in Bessborough, Órla Ryan reports
Mary Donovan believes her siblings may be buried in Bessborough - or have been adopted in the US
The twins are among 923 children who died at the mother and baby institution in Cork
'Significant victory' for campaigners as planning permission for Bessborough apartments is refused
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# Cork City
From falling masonry to risk of collapse: 103 buildings on Cork's 'dangerous structures' list
In the last two years a number of people have been injured by falling masonry from Cork city buildings.
# outdoor dining
Works to begin to permanently pedestrianise 17 Cork city streets
Works will begin on resurfacing some of the streets from next week.
# banks of the Lee
Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive
Cork controversy throws up major questions about how Ireland approaches flooding relief in the face of growing climate change threat.
# Leeside
Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold
Clúid Housing and Cork City Council have purchased Leeside Apartments.
# land development agency
Affordable homes to be built on private lands through 'quid pro quo' negotiations
Cork City Council officials will state today most active sector for construction is for student accommodation.
# daly's bridge
Cork's Shaky Bridge is going to be repaired - but it's still going to be shaky
Phased dismantling of the latticed deck for repair is just one of the methods used to repair the bridge.
# Aras18
'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid
Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork City
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
# The Heat Is On
Cork firefighters to serve strike notice to city council
Members of Cork Fire Service will strike due to the failure by Cork City Council to honour an agreement to pay monies they say are due to them.
# Morrison's Island
Cork City Council gives green light to €6m regeneration and flood defence plan
There has been staunch opposition to the proposals.
# the cork conundrum
How do you get a city ready to have an extra 85,000 people in it?
The time is ticking for Cork City Council and Cork County Council to get ready for the city’s expansion.
# Investigation
Environmental concerns raised by locals over dust levels at Cork coal plant
Cork City Council has been investigating the concerns.
# limit the sky
'If you must build something there, it has to be world class' - the saga of the €250 million Cork city skyscraper
Should the mooted 40-storey building be constructed on Cork’s docklands it would become Ireland’s tallest structure.
# it's a deal
'It's a big mistake' ... 'It's great news': Cork councillors divided as new city boundary deal agreed
A row about the boundary between the city and the county has been rumbling for months.
# dangerous precedent
'It belongs in the bin': Expanding Cork city has potential to be destructive across rural Ireland say TDs
Rural TDs fear expanding Cork city would set a dangerous precedent in councils across the country.
# public consultation
Cork boundary row rumbles on as locals given chance to have their say
A public consultation will open tomorrow, and run for two months.
# City vs County
'The lack of public consultation is deplorable': Local concerns raised as Cork boundary row continues
Cork County Council is to submit a formal boundary alteration proposal to Cork City Council for consideration.
# County life
County mayor talks up 'quality of life' as Cork boundary row rumbles on
It’s the latest twist in a row about the boundary between the city and the county.
# new boundary
'It's more like a child's scribble on a map': Cork County Mayor furious at plans for city expansion
Councillor Declan Hurley said plans outlined in a government-commissioned report are “simply madness”.
# i say
A protest group is painting over the names of 'British-sounding' streets in Cork
The Cork Street Names Campaign says it is focused on removing the names of “criminals and aristocrats” from street signs around Cork city.
# White Street
Man found dead in Cork city centre
The man’s body was discovered in a car park in the south of the city early this morning.
# marriage ref
A local councillor has called for the removal of the LGBT pride flag from Cork City Hall
Councillor Terry Shannon says it is not right to be flying a Yes flag but not a No one.
# Ireland 2016
Gerry Adams is not happy Bob Geldof is in the 1916 centenary video...
…while signatories of the Proclamation failed to make the cut.
# impasse
Cork City Council faces administration if a budget isn't passed within two weeks
It is believed the last time a Budget struggled to be passed was 1991.
# no change given
'No tolls': Jack Lynch Tunnel to be outsourced, but it WILL remain free to use
The National Roads Authority is to outsource its running to the same company that operates the tolled Port Tunnel in Dublin.
# Funding
How does your local council spend its money?
A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.
# rebel week
Fury in Cork as brochure calls Michael Collins a 'langer'
The brochure with the reference to the Irish revolutionary leader has since been withdrawn from circulation.
# Breakaway techniques
Cork City Council self-defence training "blown out of all proportion"
Newspaper reports said that the council had planned to spend upwards of €50,000 on mandatory self-defence training for staff after threats, but the council says that is not the case.
# ethnic group
Cork backs Traveller ethnicity but they don’t want ‘settled people’s approval’
Ronnie Fay of Pavee Point said that “Traveller ethnicity is a fact” and they don’t need councils like Cork City to be voting on this.
# Political Comeback
Former Green Party senator Dan Boyle plotting political comeback
Boyle is set to run in the local elections next year.
# Cork
Cork City Councillor defends protest that disrupted meeting
The meeting was abandoned after household charge protestors unfurled banners and shouted slogans from the public gallery.
# Property Tax
Cork City Council meeting abandoned after property tax protests
Lord Mayor John Buttimer said the council’s fortnightly meeting could not continue given the “barracking” of protestors.
# Protest
Unrest breaks out at Cork City Council meeting
One councillor slammed the disruption of the meeting as ‘tantamount to fascism’, while another congratulated those involved on their protest.
# Equality
Gay marriage: Cork city council passes landmark motion in support
Transport minister Leo Varadkar has also expressed cautious support for full marriage equality.
# Severance
Retiring council bosses given €1.15 million in gratuity payments
Government figures show that of the 28 county council managers who have retired since 2000, 19 were given gratuity payments.
# clamps come off
12 jobs lost as clamping ends in Cork
The city’s authority is coping with an €11m cut to its annual budget – and clamping contract is one of the things to go.
# future plans
Sporting 'heritage trail' could be on the cards for Cork, says Lord Mayor
Proposed statues to honour Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara could see the creation of a series of sculptures across the city.
# people's republic
Cork to get its 'own passport' under plan from FG councillor
The idea has been floated by a Fine Gael councillor in Cork to celebrate the heritage of the rebel county – but the reaction from non-Corkonians has been less than positive…
# occupy
Council threatens to evict Occupy Cork
But the camp will resist “non-violently and peacefully” according to one of the occupiers.