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# Cork County Council

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Cork County Council commits to supporting Ironman in 2024 after two died in this year's race
Last month’s event saw two participants tragically lose their lives while competing in the swimming portion of the race.
This year
Ironman claims Triathlon Ireland decision not to sanction race was communicated only after swim
Two men died in the swim portion of the Ironman event over the weekend.
Cork eviction ban meeting told of woman, 78, given notice to quit after 63 years in family home
People facing eviction were present at the meeting, including a man who said he doesn’t know what to tell his six-year-old.
Last year
Ravaged farmland and nightime scavengers: Locals at breaking point over impact of MV Alta
Locals told The Journal their lives had been changed for the worse by the presence of the ship.
Calls for Dursey Island cable car works to be sped up amid fears cattle could starve over winter
There are fears that the island will be abandoned for the first time in 420 years.
Cork County Council regrets 'negative commentary' which led artist to remove Maureen O’Hara statue
The statue was commissioned in 2020 at a cost of €33,000 and was installed in late April.
Medics treating group of Ukrainian refugees in north Cork for suspected vomiting bug
Medical assistance was called to the Banteer centre after refugees reported feeling unwell after arriving last night.
All time
Gardaí launch investigation into cause of fire on MV Alta 'ghost ship'
The fire broke out on Thursday evening and now gardaí believe it was started intentionally.
Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'
Restaurants and cafes are calling for some leeway when it comes to applying for planning permission.
Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'
The project started afresh with a different sculptor but “artistic differences” have arisen.
Public asked to stay away from Cork ghost ship as 'hazardous materials' analysed
The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork a year ago today during Storm Denis.
Spider-Man scooter causes sewer blockage in Cork
The blockage was reported to officials last weekend.
Cork Council warns ghost ship could 'break apart' and seeks State solution for shipwreck
The MV Alta washed ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis in February.
Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain
High levels of bacteria have been detected at some beaches in the county.
Council asks public to stay away as ghost ship on Cork coast 'now essentially empty'
Dozens of barrels of oil were removed by helicopter from the MV Alta.
'Extremely dangerous': Council says members of the public have been boarding 'ghost ship'
The ship ran aground in east Cork during Storm Dennis and there were concerns about a fuel spillage.
After two years of delays, Cork council to issue tender for dog rehoming service
Rehoming services for dogs are in Ireland are often run by charities, such as the ISPCA and Dogs Trust.
Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork
The lights cost over €4,500 to install last month.
Garda investigation launched after newly opened Cork park vandalised overnight
Substantial damage was caused to a green area in Tramore Valley Park on South Douglas Road.
Following a three-year feud with Cork council, Starbucks has closed its Patrick Street store
The Irish operators of the coffee chain have opened numerous unauthorised outlets in recent years.
'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.
Explainer: Can the Liam Miller tribute match be allowed take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh?
A technicality in the GAA Rule Book could see the game played at the 45,000-seater stadium.
Irish Water says weekend rain will not end drought conditions
The utility suggested that it could extend a national hosepipe ban into August.
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.
Future of Sherkin Island arts programme secured as money pledged for next three years
The course is estimated to bring €150,000 to the island of around 100 people.
PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding
Motorists have been advised to take care and avoid some areas.
Cork council wants a public artwork of Maureen O'Hara - and is looking for ideas
Funds of up to €50,000 are available for the artwork, which will go on public display in Glengarriff village.
'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.
Cork has received €12.4 million to help build over 800 new houses. Here's where they're going to be
The money was allocated to Cork County Council by the Department of Housing.
'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.
Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave
Legislation states that a representative must resign if they haven’t attended a meeting in six months.
Cork boundary row rumbles on as locals given chance to have their say
A public consultation will open tomorrow, and run for two months.
'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 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.
'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”.
Cork County Council to launch online service to help rehome and reclaim lost dogs
A local councillor said the move would help to increase the rehoming rate in the county.
Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ
Cork County Council confirmed that its headquarters had the same cladding as Grenfell Tower.
'It was scary last night. You could hear animals in the valley': Gorse fire in Cork brought under control
Firefighters have been working through the night to keep the fire under control.
Colleagues express shock and sadness as Cork councillor dies suddenly
Tributes were paid to Claire Cullinane, after the news she passed away suddenly emerged today.
West Cork islanders left stranded for two days after cable car service was suspended
Cork County Council has apologised to the islanders for “any inconvenience caused”.