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Municipal Districts Operations & Rural Development
15 Jun 2022

Help Keep Cork County Clean this Summer

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan is asking people to “be sound” and leave no trace when enjoying the outdoors this summer. Cork County Council has launched an anti-litter campaign to encourage people to dispose of their rubbish responsibly and help keep Cork County clean. 
Environment
31 May 2022

A Record 26 Flags Awarded Cork County Beaches

Cork County beaches have been awarded a total of 26 flags by An Taisce at the National Awards for 2022. In all, 11 Blue Flags and 15 Green Coast Flags were won, for beaches that achieve consistently excellent water quality as well as meeting beach infrastructure standards. 
Environment
14 Dec 2021

Think ‘ABC’ to Help Cork Breathe Easier This Winter

Cork County Council is appealing to people to help reduce air pollution this winter when heating their homes. With colder weather taking hold, the Council says air quality is something we should all keep in mind.
Environment
06 Dec 2021

Cork County Council Signs Up to All Ireland Pollinator Plan

Cork County Council has officially signed up to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan as it continues its efforts to make the county a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. The plan is an ambitious five-year roadmap, coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre, which aims to make farmland, public and private land pollinator friendly.
Environment
05 Nov 2021

Cork County Council’s Inniscarra Laboratory prepares for Science Week

To mark Science Week 2021, Cork County Council has produced a series of videos on the Council’s YouTube Channel revealing the science behind the work that scientists and technical staff in the Council undertake. Scientists from the Council’s laboratory in Inniscarra will also be hosting Zoom calls with Primary Schools to discuss the importance of science in day to day life and how scientific work benefits communities in Cork County.
Environment
19 Oct 2021

Council Reminds: Now is the time for Hedge-cutting

In order to raise awareness of the need to maintain road side trees and hedges, Cork County Council is reminding landowners that they are obliged, under the Roads Act of 1993, to take all reasonable care to ensure that trees, ditches, hedges and other vegetation growing on their land are not a danger to people using or working on a public road or public footpath. Landowners are also reminded that liability for damage or injury resulting from such hazards will rest with them.
Environment
30 Sep 2021

New Cork initiative sees waste paint reused and upcycled

October is National Reuse Month, and to help us play our part, Cork County Council and Cork City Council have launched an innovative circular economy initiative called Revive Paint, which involves the production of good quality, affordable paint by two Cork based social enterprises using paint which they collect from local authority civic amenity sites.