Cllr McCarthy Welcomes Re-Opening of Cork City Hall’s Public Counter, July 2020

Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy has welcomed news that in line with the accelerated Government roadmap on public health measures, public counters in Cork City Hall, Anglesea Street, have re-opened from 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Cllr McCarthy noted: “Cork City Council have asked residents, business and communities to telephone their Customer Service Unit at 021 492 4000 or to visit their website beforecoming to City Hall. Strict social distancing measures are in place such as meetings by appointment where possible, limitation on numbers in the building and maximum of two callers per household. The dedicated Customer Service team can help you to make an appointment with the right department, should you need one”.

With regard to housing HAP tenants can contact the Council via the Customer Service Unit at 021 492 4000, email or via The Accommodation Placement Unit is now located at City Quarter, Lapps Quay and can be telephoned at 0214924248 or by email

With regard to Parking,the following services are available online at – Resident parking permit applications, payment of parking fines, and parking fine appeals can be posted or emailed to

Shoppers and visitors to the city centre can avail of two hours free parking at North Main Street and Paul Street multi-storey car parks. There are over 900 parking spaces between both sites. Normal charges will apply after two hours. This parking promotion will continue until 31 August.

With regard to libraries, leisure and cultural spaces, Cork City Libraries have re-opened their doors on a managed basis in line with national public health requirements. The City Library on Grand Parade has opened its Childrens, Music and Lending Department for borrowing and return, as has Bishopstown Library. Ballincollig, Blackpool, Glanmire, Hollyhill, Mayfield and Tory Top Libraries are open for borrowing and return. Priority hour for elderly or at risk patrons is 10am-11am. Focus and preparation is ongoing to reopen Douglas Library in Douglas Shopping Centre in November. The temporary Douglas Library remains closed at this point in time due to social distancing difficulties.

Cork City Hall, July 2020