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.
FIANNA Fáil city councillor, Kenneth O’Flynn has put down a motion to Cork City Council to exempt community, voluntary and sporting organisations from council rates.
“I am calling for this exemption because many local organisations with premises are finding it difficult to source funding to pay these rates while at the same time maintaining their existing levels of services to communities.
“While there has been no shortage of volunteerism within our local organisations, many are reporting that donations aren’t as strong as they used to be.
“This is something that is worrying many community leaders in Cork.
FIANNA Fáil councillor Kenneth O’Flynn has welcomed the outcome of a meeting between Cork City Council officials led by City Manager Tim Lucey, local public representatives and members of the Blackpool Community, which took place on Tuesday 30 November.
Following the meeting Cllr O’Flynn said that he has placed a motion before the Council, in which he called for a reduced commercial rate to be introduced in the Blackpool Village.