A Welcome from the Mayor of County Cork, Seamus McGrath

County Mayor speaking
                        County Mayor, Seamus McGrath                   

 

 

 

 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Cork County Council’s website. I believe that you will find its contents, links and online services to be of great interest and value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The County Mayor and Elected Members of Cork County Council are supported by the Executive which is led by the Chief Executive, Mr Tim Lucey. You can find more information on my fellow Councillors on this website, including contact details, Minutes of Council meetings are also available. 

There are 55 Elected Members, representing the 8 electoral areas, corresponding to the 8 Municipal Districts. Elected Members, or Councillors, are elected for a five year term by you, the citizens of County Cork. The next Local Elections are in June 2019.

Cork County Council has developed this website to be one which is accessible and easy to use, providing timely and relevant content in a navigable format. You will find information on topics that interest you, as well as information on services that you can access.

I believe that it is of utmost importance that citizens feel connected to their local Council and their Elected Members; this website is but one of a range of channels of communication between Cork County Council and the communities and stakeholders in our county.

Thank you for visiting Cork County Council; I hope you find what you’re looking for, and that you continue to visit the site as new features are added over time.

 

Best wishes,

Councillor Seamus McGrath, Mayor of the County of Cork.

Mayors Diary for Week Ending Sunday 28th May – Sunday 4th June
Mayor’s Diary maybe updated throughout the Week

 

Friday, 26th May

6.00pm    Launch MacCarthy Archive & Homecoming
    Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway
    Cllr Declan Hurley to deputise

Sunday, 28th May

6.00pm         Detroit Delegation Visit to Cork
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

Monday, 29th May

9.30am        Launch of Cork County Council Website
            Floor 16, County Hall
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

11.30am        Launch of Service Design
            Floor 16, County Hall
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

2.30pm        Official Opening of Tur Liath Housing Scheme
            Oliver Plunkett Hill, Fermoy
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

5.30pm    Launch of Cork City and County Culture and Creativity Plans
    City & County Archives Office, Blackpool
    County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

5.30pm    Rebel Og Sports Awards St Francis College Rochestown
    Clayton Silversprings Hotel
    TBC

7.45pm        Colaiste Muire Crosshaven Awards    
            Carrigaline Court Hotel
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend


Tuesday, 30th May

7.00pm        Meeting with Chicago Parade Queen 2016
            Trident Hotel, Kinsale    
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

Wednesday, 31st May

12.00pm        Launch of Summer Space Programme
            Library Headquarters,
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

7.30pm        Lord Mayors Civic & Community Awards
            Concert Hall, City Hall
            TBC

Thursday, 1st June

12.15pm        Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Award
            River Lee Hotel
            Cllr Gillian Coughlan to deputise

12.45pm    Southside & District Sports Awards to Belvedere Ladies Hockey Club
            Cork International Hotel
            TBC

6.15pm        Celebrating Student Enterprise
            Vertigo, Floor 17
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

 

7.00pm    Governing Body Dinner to Mark the Retirement of Dr Brendan J Murphy
    Nexus, Student Centre,CIT
    County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

Friday, 2nd June

9.45am        Meeting with Chief Executive
            Floor 15,
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

11.15am        Swiss Inaugural Flight Ceremony
            Concourse Airport,
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend

3.30pm        Annual University Honorary Conferring
            Aula Maxima, UCC
            TBC

6.00pm        Official Opening West Meets West Exhibition
            West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen        
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend    

7.30pm        TUI Familiarisation Trip to Cork
            Man Friday Restaurant
            County Mayor Cllr Séamus McGrath to attend    

 

 

 

You can find the contact details for the Elected Members here.

The Corporate Policy Group (CPG) is a Committee of the Council and is established under Section 133 of the Local Government Act 2001. It comprises the Cathaoirleach of Cork County Council who chairs the group, the chairpersons of the Council's Strategic Policy Committees, and the chairs of each Municipal District.

 

The role of the CPG is to advise and assist Elected Members in the formulation, development, monitoring, and review of policy. It may also make proposals for the allocation of business between SPCs and for the general coordination of business.

The CPG also may promote coordination, consistency, effectiveness, and avoidance of duplication in the performance of functions of the Council by Municipal District members. 

The Chief Executive is obliged to consult with the CPG in the preparation of the Corporate Plan and in the drafting of the Council's draft budget. The CPG may also request the Chief Executive to provide a report to it on any matter relating to a function of the Council.

The current membership of the CPG is:

Tim Lucey, Chief Executive

Mayor, Seamus McGrath

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Cllr. John Paul O’Shea

Cllr. Des O’Grady

Cllr. Declan Hurley

Cllr. Frank O’Flynn

Cllr. Alan Coleman

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Cllr. Anthony Barry

 

The CPG meets regularly.

 

There are eight Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) in Cork County Council. These are:

  • Arts, Culture, & Language
  • Economic Development & Enterprise
  • Environment SPC
  • Housing SPC
  • Planning & Strategic Development SPC
  • Roads & Transport SPC
  • Social Inclusion & Community SPC
  • Tourism SPC

Minutes of the SPC Meetings can be found here.

DATES OF SPC MEETINGS IN 2017

Planning Strategic Development SPC

 

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017

 

 

Thursday, 27th April, 2017

 

 

Monday, 26th June, 2017

 

 

Monday, 25th September, 2017 

 

 

 

Social Inclusion & Community SPC

 

Thursday, 19th January, 2017

 

 

Monday, 27th March, 2017

 

 

Friday, 16th June, 2017

 

 

Monday, 9th October, 2017

 

 

 

Tourism SPC

 

Friday, 20th January, 2017

 

 

Friday, 21st April, 2017

 

 

Monday, 10th July, 2017

 

 

Wednesday, 25th October, 2017

 

 

 

Roads & Transport SPC

 

Friday, 10th March, 2017

 

 

Monday, 12th June, 2017

 

 

Monday, 11th September 2017

 

 

Monday, 11th December 2017

 

 

 

Housing SPC

 

Thursday, 9th February, 2017

 

 

Monday, 24th April, 2017

 

 

Monday, 24th July, 2017

 

 

Monday, 13th November, 2017

 

 

 

Arts, Culture & Languages SPC

 

Monday, 13th February, 2017

 

 

Friday, 19th May, 2017

 

 

Thursday, 7th September, 2017

 

 

Friday, 17th November 2017

 

 

 

Environment SPC

 

Monday,  27th February, 2017

 

 

Monday, 8th May, 2017

 

 

Friday, 15th  September, 2017

 

 

Monday, 27th November, 2017

 

 

 

Economic Development & Enterprise SPC

 

Monday, 23rd January, 2017

 

 

Monday, 10th April, 2017

 

 

Friday, 21st July, 2017

 

 

Friday, 20th October 2017

 

 

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 1

PLANNING & STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

Marguerite Allison, Planning Policy Unity

Chairperson:

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Members:

Cllr. Michael Murphy

Cllr. Des O'Grady

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Cllr. James O'Donovan

Cllr. Deirdre Forde

Cllr. Marcia D'Alton

Cllr. Timmy Collins

Cllr. Seamus McGrath

Cllr. Bob Ryan

Cllr. Aaron O'Sullivan

Cllr. Bernard Moynihan

Cllr. Padraig O'Sullivan

Cllr. Cathal Rasmussen

Cllr. Aidan Lombard

External Sectoral Representatives:

David O'Brien - Agriculture

Tony McGrath - Business & Employers

Dan Boyle - Environment/Conservation

Michael O'Flynn - Development/Construction

Finbarr Harrington - Community & Voluntary

Tim O'Leary - Social Inclusion

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 2

ENVIRONMENT  POLICY

Ted O'Leary, SEO Environment

Chairperson:

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Members:

Cllr. Melissa Mullane

Cllr. Michael Murphy

Cllr. Cathal Rasmussen

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Cllr. James O'Donovan

Cllr. Anthony Barry

Cllr. Kay Dawson

Cllr. Ted Lucey

Cllr. Marcia D'Alton

Cllr. Diarmaid O'Cadhla

Cllr. Frank O'Flynn

Cllr. Deirdre O'Brien

Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan

Cllr. Bernard Moynihan

External Sectoral Representatives:

John Coughlan - Agriculture

Cian Murphy - Business & Employers

Bernadette Connolly - Environment/Conservation

Michael Doyle - Environment/Conservation

Michael O'Shea - Development/Construction

Judith Green - Community & Voluntary

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT &  ENTERPRISE POLICY

John Forde, SEO Economical Development

Chairperson:

Cllr. Frank O'Flynn

Members:

Cllr. Rachel McCarthy

Cllr. June Murphy

Cllr. Gerard Murphy

Cllr. Deirdre Forde

Cllr. Aidan Lombard

Cllr. Michael Hegarty

Cllr. Joe Harris

Cllr. John Paul O'Shea

Cllr. Frank O'Flynn

Cllr. Ian Doyle

Cllr. Mary Rose Desmond

Cllr. Bob Ryan

Cllr. Daithi O'Donnabhain

External Sectoral Representatives:

John O'Brien - Agriculture

Brendan Keane - Business & Employers

Michael Delargey - Trade Union

Stephan McCarthy - Development/Construction

Sean O'Riordan - Community & Voluntary

Bernie Connolly - Other

Maura Walsh - Other

Enda McDonnell - Other

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 4

TOURISM POLICY

Rose Carroll, AO Tourism

Chairperson:

Cllr. Alan Coleman

Members:

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

Cllr. Paul Hayes

Cllr. Susan McCarthy

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard

Cllr. Derry Canty

Cllr. Mary Hegarty

Cllr. Diarmuid O'Cadhla

Cllr. Declan Hurley

Cllr. Kevin Conway

Cllr. Deirdre O'Brien

Cllr. Joe Carroll

Cllr. Christopher O'Sullivan

Cllr. Aaron O'Sullivan

External Sectoral Representatives:

Vanessa Kiely - Agriculture

Aaron Mansworth - Business & Employers

Derry Cronin - Business & Employers

Anne Finch - Community & Voluntary

Clayton Love - Other

Failte Ireland - Other

Valerie Murphy - Other

Ian Dempsey - Other

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 5

HOUSING POLICY

Karen Higgins, Housing

Chairperson:

Cllr. Seamus McGrath

Members:

Cllr. Melissa Mullane

Cllr. Eoghan Jeffers

Cllr. Rachel McCarthy

Cllr. Noel McCarthy

Cllr. Susan McCarthy

Cllr. Gerard Murphy

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley

Cllr. Danny Collins

Cllr. Gillian Coughlan

Cllr. Patrick G. Murphy

External Sectoral Representatives:

Colm Cronin - Trade Union

Finbar Gannon - Development/Construction

Joan Twomey O'Sullivan - Community & Voluntary

Liam O'Connor - Community & Voluntary

Jose Ospina - Social Inclusion

Pat Dooley - Social Inclusion

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 6

ROADS & TRANSPORT POLICY

Noreen Murphy, Roads

Chairperson:

Cllr. Declan Hurley

Members:

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

Cllr. Paul Hayes

Cllr. Ger Keohane

Cllr. Noel McCarthy

Cllr. Michael Creed

Cllr. Anthony Barry

Cllr. Kevin Murphy

Cllr. Ted Lucey

Cllr. Timmy Collins

Cllr. Christopher O'Sullivan

Cllr. Gillian Coughlan

Cllr. Padraig O'Sullivan

Cllr. Patrick G. Murphy

External Sectoral Representatives:

John Daly - Agriculture

Brendan Keating - Business & Employers

John Bowen - Trade Union

Donal O'Leary - Environment/Conservation

John Boylan - Development/Construction

Brid Coakley - Community & Voluntary

Tim O'Leary - Social Inclusion

Superintendent Patrick Lehane - Other

Martine Walsh - Other

Sheila O'Donoghue - Other

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 7

SOCIAL INCLUSION & COMMUNITY POLICY

Kay Keegan

Chairperson:

Cllr. John Paul O'Shea

Members:

Cllr. June Murphy

Cllr. Danielle Twomey

Cllr. Eoghan Jeffers

Cllr. Michael Creed

Cllr. Kay Dawson

Cllr. John A. Collins

Cllr. Kevin Conway

Cllr. Danny Collins

Cllr. Noel Collins

Cllr. Ian Doyle

Cllr. Mary Rose Desmond

Cllr. Daithi O'Donnabhain

External Sectoral Representatives:

Eddie Mullins - Trade Union

Helen Barrett - Environment/Conservation

Dan Mulvihill - Development/Construction

Theresa Barrett Bourke - Community & Voluntary

Gavin Falk - Community & Voluntary

Diarmuid Cronin - Community & Voluntary

Usanga Inioborg - Community & Voluntary

Pat Dooley - Social Inclusion

 

STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE NO. 8

ARTS, CULTURE & LANGUAGES POLICY

James Fogarty, Divisional Manager

Chairperson:

Cllr. Des O'Grady

Members:

Cllr. Ger Keohane

Cllr. Danielle Twomey

Cllr. John A. Collins

Cllr. Mary Hegarty

Cllr. Derry Canty

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley

Cllr. Noel Collins

Cllr. Joe Harris

Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan

Cllr. Alan Coleman

Cllr. Joe Carroll

External Sectoral Representatives:

Ken Buckley - Business & Employers

Jim Murphy - Community & Voluntary

Christine Lane - Community & Voluntary

Eleanor Calnan - Social Inclusion

Geoff Gould - Other

Dr. Eamon Lankford - Other

Anne Davoran - Other

Eugene O'Hea - Other

You can find the minutes of Full Council Meetings here.

For other Meeting Minutes please follow this link