Cork County

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Cork County

Visit, Live, Work and Invest.


Councillor Gerard Murphy
Council, Governance and Administration
16 Apr 2024

Statement from Cork County Council on passing of Cllr Gerard Murphy RIP

It is with great sadness that we make this statement on the passing of Councillor Gerard Murphy RIP.  Cllr Murphy was one of the longest serving public representatives in Cork County Council and a lifelong community activist, most notably in his hometown of Newmarket.

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09 Apr 2024

Cork County Council Announces Circular Economy Fund to Combat Single Use Plastics

Cork County Council has launched a new Circular Economy Fund with the aim of empowering local action to drive a more circular economy. The fund aims to support communities to move away from the traditional linear ‘take-make-use-dispose’ model towards more circular living where resources are reused or recycled, reducing wastage. 

Public Notices

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Roads and Transportation
12 Apr 2024

Road Works Speed Limit Order

M8 mainline carriageway between Junction 18 Glanmire, Co. Cork and M8 Toll Plaza at Watergrasshill, Co. Cork in both directions. Also included is the interchange and associated slip roads at Junction 17, Watergrasshill, Co.Cork.

Roads and Transportation
11 Apr 2024

Temporary Closing of Public Roads

Pursuant to Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, & Article 12 of the Roads Regulations 1994, notice is hereby given that Cork County Council proposes to temporarily close the following road.

Roads and Transportation
10 Apr 2024

Temporary Closing of Public Roads

Pursuant to Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, & Article 12 of the Roads Regulations 1994, notice is hereby given that Cork County Council proposes to temporarily close the following road.


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Arts and Culture
28 Mar 2024

‘In My Time’ Exhibition

Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service has announced ‘In My Time’, an exhibition of sculptural works by Denis O’Connor will open at Library Headquarters Gallery on the 28th of March.

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Cork County Council Local Enterprise Offices
19 Apr 2024

Let's Talk Business Youghal

Youghal’s Mall Arts Centre will play host to a free business seminar for start-up and existing business owners on Friday 19th April 2024 from 10 am – 12.30pm. 

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Council, Governance and Administration
19 Apr 2024

County Mayor’s Charity Gala

The County Mayor's Charity Gala will take place at the Radisson Blu Little Island on Friday April 19th raising vital funds for two deserving causes chosen personally by Mayor O’Flynn, Blackwater Search and Recovery Unit and Cope Foundation’s locations in Fermoy and Mitchelstown.  The event also marks the Mayor’s successful term of office.

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Nestled in the South West of Ireland between Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, Cork is Ireland’s largest county. Known as ‘Ireland’s Maritime Haven’, Cork has over 1,000km of coastline and the world’s second largest natural harbour. It has many internationally renowned visitor attractions such as Mizen Head Footbridge, Spike Island, The Jameson Experience, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort and Doneraile Estate to name but a few. There are 8 islands in West Cork, 7 of which are inhabited and each with their own unique culture and history.

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Live, Work

Cork County Council provides a broad range of diverse services to approximately 400,000 citizens. Some services are well publicised, for example: Housing, Roads, Planning, and Environment, but there are a range of other quality services that we provide to our communities, such as Libraries, Fire Service, Community Funding, LEADER, and Arts and Heritage.

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The role of the Local Authority is to promote Cork County as an attractive location for business to locate, grow and expand, for people to invest, and for employers and employees to work and live. Cork County Council works to support business and the creation of employment, in co-operation with enterprise support agencies, entrepreneurs, community groups, and other stakeholders.

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Your County Council

Cork County Council's roles and responsibilities have expanded in recent years, and while we still provide traditional services such as Roads, Planning, and Housing, we are also supporting the core pillars of modern society, such as Community Development, Business Support, and Tourism.