Kieran’s Question to CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 14 June 2021

Question to the CE: 

To ask the CE on an update on the Penrose Quay hoarding? Whilst acknowledging, the recent creation of a smaller hoarding space and the Crawford Art Gallery print display of historic Cork paintings, it is now over a decade since my initial asking of when this remnant of the Cork Main Drainage Project will be completed, and the site levelled off? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy) 


That Cork City Council in 2022 celebrate the 300th anniversary of the construction of the Church of St Anne, Shandon recognising its impact on the city and its unique landmark for Cork citizens (Cllr Kieran McCarthy) [co-signed with Cllr Tony Fitzgerald). 

That the City Council with Ballintemple National School traffic review the management guidance provisions in place for both school campuses currently. With an increase in the number of children attending Scoil Iósaf Naofa and increasing volumes of traffic in the surrounding community vicinities, the Board of Management feels that further traffic and pedestrian safety measures need to be implemented. In particular, the school seeks additional traffic calming measures on Crab Lane itself, an increase in visual awareness signage, and a pedestrian priority feature at the school gate itself, to ensure all car users are aware of the school gate. At the Boreenmanna Road campus, an additional lollypop person is sought for the senior school as an immediate necessity. A pedestrian crossing is sought in close proximity to the senior school as an important safety feature (Cllr Kieran McCarthy). 

That Cork City Council enhance their directions / signage in City cemeteries to help locate burial plots. Where the cemeteries are well maintained, in some of the older cemeteries it is difficult to locate faded inscribed numerical markers. In additional, that there be an increased effort by the City Council to put burial records online so they can be located, either on their own website or on Cork City and County Archives website, and especially through the use of volunteers (Cllr Kieran McCarthy). 

That Cork City Council calls on An Post to create a maintenance plan for the older green historic post boxes. These are historical artefacts which, literally, have history inscribed on them, and which deserve to be preserved and maintained. They are examples of craftsmanship and are part of our fine national heritage and Cork’s fine street furniture (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).