CORK City this week finally got its own text alert service aimed at providing the public with accurate advice on severe weather as it happens. After the 2009 floods that hit Cork the implementation of a text alert service was recommended by a Joint Oireachteas Committee on Communications and formed part of Cork City’s major emergency plan. [Read more...]
FIANNA Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Micheál Martin, has expressed his disappointment with Cork County Council’s decision not to reduce rates for businesses affected by the recent floods in Douglas.
WORKERS’ Party councillor Ted Tynan has accused the pact parties on Cork City Council of stifling debate and trying to silence him and other left wing councillors and prevent them raising important issues such as water metering and cuts in local government funding.
A motion from Cllr Tynan, rejecting the proposed metering of domestic water supplies, has been referred to the council’s Corporate Policy Group. This committee will then debate the motion in private and Cllr Tynan will not be allowed to attend or speak on his own motion. He will be raising the issue at tonight’s meeting of Cork City Council.
Cork City Council has thanked people in each household who have paid the Household Charge and said they are encouraged by the number of citizens who have paid to date. With the national collection figure at over 50%, City Manager Tim Lucey highlighted the importance of the collection of the €100 household charge for the maintenance of essential public services in the city and requested those liable who have not paid the charge to do so as soon as possible.
THE re-establishment of the Cork City Council Sports Committee will give Cork clubs an added advantage over clubs outside of the county in terms of development of their facilities and playing fields.
The Cork City Council Sports Committee now under the chair of Labour councillor Ger Gibbons will run for the next three years and have a fund of 750,000 to distribute to clubs in Cork city.
Deputy Martin said this is the latest attempt by the Government to shift blame for their failure on the household charge fiasco.
THE plan being put together by the City Manager, Tim Lucey to help deal with the scourge of derelict buildings in Cork city is a welcome initiative according to north side Fianna Fáil Councillor, Kenneth O’Flynn
“At present, there are approximately 140 sites at various stages of dereliction throughout the city.
“Many of these derelict properties are to be found in Blackpool, Shandon Street, Barrack Street and the city centre.
FINE Gael Councillor Emmet O’Halloran has called on officials in Cork City Council to move to dismantle the Occupy Cork Camp that has been set up on the South Mall for the last number of months.
Cllr O’Halloran today confirmed that he has tabled a motion calling on senior management within the council to remove the temporary structures which he claims are unsightly and preventing the public from enjoying the recently constructed boardwalk.