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Kieran’s Question to CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 26 June 2017

Kieran’s Question to CE:

To ask the CE for a progress report on Blackrock pier plaza plus future plans and funding arrangements for the Ursuline Convent grounds and Community Centre surrounds as part of the regeneration ? Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motion:
That the newly acquired former HSE Health Centre Building at Lakelands Crescent, Mahon be considered as the Blackrock / Library space (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 12 June 2017

To ask the CE about solutions being rolled out to tackle Japanese Knotweed? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the CE, Cork City Council Meeting 8 May 2017
Question to CE:

To ask the CE for the future plans for the now demolished Abode site in Mahon? and the ongoing plan for the Blackrock/ Mahon library? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motions:
That the Council pursue the resurfacing of Douglas Pool car park and hill as a matter of priority (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To get an update from TEAM on the development of the Little Museum of Cork concept (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the CE, Cork City Council Meeting 24 April 2017

Question to the CE:
To ask the CE for an update on the re-surfacing of Douglas Pool carpark and hill? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motions:

That the Council review the parking situation and road layout outside the shopping parade near the Silver Key bar. At present there is very little parking for the five businesses trading here. There can be a lot of congestion and illegal parking around busy times and this affects business and causes problems for local residents who are left with no option but to call the Gardai. A strip of cycle lane on the main road was formerly much used and greatly appreciated parking (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That the Council resurface the stretch of road outside Galvin’s Off-Licence on Douglas Road. It has been in a deteriorating state for many years now (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the CE and motion, Cork City Council Meeting, 13 March 2017

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, it is now eight years 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)

 

Motions:
That the City Council create a new historic city centre action plan for North Main Street?

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the CE, Cork City Council Meeting 23 January 2017

Question to the CE:
To ask the CE for a progress report on archaeology monitoring at the event centre site? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motions:

Marian Park, Resurfacing:

That the Council review the deteriorating conditions of the parking area/footpaths fronting House No’s 11 to 20 at Marian Park. They have completely disintegrated over the Winter, pockmarked with potholes, and are giving rise to the risk of damage to vehicles and a trip hazard for residents in particular young children. The surface levels of the whole parking area needs to be reduced and resurfaced. Also the footpaths fronting these houses need to be replaced as they are now very uneven and at the same level as the parking area (Council Reference No. 21947 and 19198).

With reference to the works carried out by the City Council on the triangular piece of green area to the front of No’s 9 and 11 Marian Park where two strips of tarmac were laid, the Committee would request the City Council to also tarmac/pave the remaining piece of the green area as it is now a patch of mud which is a trip hazard and quite unsightly (Council Reference No. 19199).
There is also the issue of road/footpath subsidence outside Number 59 and 60 on Church Road.  This may have been connected to the recent repair of a water main break, which was repaired very effectively and expeditiously by Council Staff.  However, the road over the main has subsided due to the works leading to a series of ponds forming anytime it rains causing an inconvenience to pedestrians.  We request the Council to raise the surface level and resurface the area (Council Reference No. 21950) (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

Marina Trees:

For each of the trees that have been cut down on the Marina for different reasons, that they be replaced by younger trees (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the CE, Cork City Council Meeting 9 January 2017

 

To ask the CE for a progress update on the development of Marina Park ? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 12 December 2016

 To ask the CE the mechanisms in place to combat homelessness this winter in the city? how many homelessness cases on the streets in the first weekend (4th\5th) of December 2016? Are their beds available for all homelessness at this point in time in the city (early December 2016)? How many emergency accommodation units? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 24 October 2016

To ask the CE on the up todate progress on Blackrock village regeneration project as well as an update on funding for phase 2? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 27 June 2016

Question to the CE:

To ask the CE for an update on Tramore Valley Park and opening and the Marina Park (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motions:

That the City Council liase with Fáilte Ireland with regard to maximising Cork’s presence on the new Ireland’s Ancient East website (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That the Council under the healthy cities programme develop a community garden in Mahon, perhaps on the grounds of Ringmahon House (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 13 June 2016

Question to the CE:

To ask the CE about the Council’s future plans for the Cork Harbour Commissioners building? Dating back two hundred years, this is a once in a generation opportunity to develop a key national state of the art martime/ diaspora centre through public and private partnership. Can partnerships be forged with the Port or Cork and our universities on its potential? It would be a real shame to watch any future building decay as well as decay of the historic bonded warehouses behind it (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motions:

That a rescue plan be put in place to secure the roof of the old Butter Exchange in Shandon (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That the spotlights on St Anne’s Church Shandon be restored. The historic building was once lit up to great effect in the early evenings (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 10 May 2016

To ask the CE for the most recent update on the resurfacing of Douglas Pool car-park and adjacent hill, and why the issue has gone on for a protracted time without resolution (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 25 April 2016

To ask the CE for an update on the Blackrock regeneration pier project? Especially in terms of completion schedule for phase one of the works that have begun? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 11 April 2016

To ask the CE on (a) the progress of St Luke’s Church and the hand-over to Tigh Fili, and (b) the progress made in the negotiations with securing Civic Trust House going forward for the festival bodies? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 28 March 2016

To ask the CE what is her intention about the future of TEAM and continuing its role in the Council and the datelines of the compiling of the second Cork City Tourism Strategy this year? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 14 March 2016

To ask the CE on how many sites across the city are awaiting tree pruning; how many sites were executed last year? When will the trees which flank the access road to the Trabeg housing scheme, Ashdene, Riverway, Nemo Rangers GAA club, etc. off South Douglas Road be pruned? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motion:

That the City Council in partnership with the Cork Sports Partnership create events in early September to mark European Week of Sport (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 22 February 2016

To ask the CE on the progress of consultation with the local school regarding traffic calming measures in Ballintemple village and on Boreenmanna Road? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 8 February 2016

To ask the CE for an update on the resurfacing of Douglas Pool car-park and adjacent hill, and why the issue has gone on for a protracted time without resolution? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 25 January 2016

To ask the CE for an update on the funding situation for Tramore Valley Park, and what is the plan to open it beyond the Saturday mornings (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 11 January 2016

Question to the CE:

To ask the CE for an update on the funding situation for Blackrock pier project. Is it possible to pursue the project now in phases? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE, Cork City Council Meeting, 23 November 2015

To ask the CE about the future of the Camden Palace Arts building. Since the building is sold, what does the future hold for the Arts practices within the building? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 9 November 2015

 

To ask the CE for an update on the Boole House project on Batchelor’s Quay? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 26 October 2015

 

Question to the CE:

To ask the CE for an update on the funding situation for Blackrock pier project (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 28 September 2015

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, it is now six years 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)

 

Motions:

To add the footpaths of Oakfield Lawn, Ballinlough Road to the footpath renewal programme (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That the Council engage with the European Capital of Innovation programme with a view to attaining such an accolade. The programme celebrates the European city which is building the best “innovation ecosystem”- connecting citizens, public organizations, academia, and business – with a view to helping the city scale up its efforts in this field – all of which Cork and its region have in abundance (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 14 September 2015

 

Question to the CE/ Manager:

 To ask the CE for an update on the Blackrock regeneration pier project? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

The McCarthy Monument on Blackrock Road is in a terrible condition with small branches growing out of it. Its environs are also in poor unkept state and the boundary walls are loose and need to be stabilised. Enforcement of the keeping of this monument and its surroundings seems to have failed. A plan with the landowners for this site needs to be created before the monument falls to further disrepair (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 That the Minister of Health intervene in staffing the unopened adult CF ward in the Cork University Hospital. It is a shame that despite the fact that money for the ward was fundraised, to create the ward, that it now remains closed (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 13 June 2015

 

Question to the CE/ Manager:

 

To ask the CE for an update on the Blackrock regeneration pier project? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

The McCarthy Monument on Blackrock Road is in a terrible condition with small branches growing out of it. Its environs are also in poor unkept state and the boundary walls are loose and need to be stabilised. Enforcement of the keeping of this monument and its surroundings seems to have failed. A plan with the landowners for this site needs to be created before the monument falls to further disrepair (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 That the Minister of Health intervene in staffing the unopened adult CF ward in the Cork University Hospital. It is a shame that despite the fact that money for the ward was fundraised, to create the ward, that it now remains closed (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 23 May 2015

Question to the CE/ Manager:

 

To ask the CE/ Manager for information on the following:

1. Number of dogs taken into CSPCA for 2013 and 2014?
2. Number of dogs reclaimed during this same period?
3. Number of dogs surrendered by members of public?
4. Number of dogs put to sleep?
5. Number of dogs that died of natural causes?
6. Number of dog Licences issued by CSPCA?
7. Number of dogs seized by Dog warden?
8. Number of dogs given to other Dog charities?
9. Number of dogs rehomed during this period?

  1. What was the total cost to the public of retaining the dog service for 2013 & 2014, including Wardens van maintenance, wages, amount per dog per night etc.?
  2. Details of any other sums of money given to the CSPCA by City Council?

(Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That any flag poles erected on City Council property during the ensuing year to mark the 1916 Rising be for the business of the Council or government commemorating the rising and not for the appropriation of the site by any one political party or group (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 27 April 2015

Question to the CE/ Manager:

To ask the CE when the partial clean-up of the hoarding on Penrose Quay, detailed in a reply by the CE on 12 January 2015 will begin. The hoarding has since collapsed and has revealed a very ugly situation (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Motions:

That the City Council install traffic calming measures on Wallace’s Avenue (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 13 April 2015

 

Question to the City Manager/ CE:

To ask the CE why has the complimentary offer by the Council of erecting tribune banners on the Sarah Flannery lights in the city centre for festival bodies been stopped? I understand that the Council now wish to have circa E.6,000 for such banners to be put up? The banners are a great way of letting citizens know about upcoming festivals and events (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That speed limit and speed warning signs be erected on Douglas and South Douglas Roads (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That ramps and speed limit signs be erected on Blackrock Road leading down from the St Michael’s Church to the pier (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 9 February 2015

Question to the City Manager/ CE:

To ask the Manager for an update on the ongoing preparation work for Mahon Library? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That street signage for the Mardyke be erected; currently the road is not marked by street signs. Historic style signage showcasing the importance of the routeway could be created (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

As per one of the suggestions in the Colliers Report that an entrance archway be created at the top and lower end of Oliver Plunkett Street, to denote it a city street quarter (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 26 January 2015

 

Question to the City Manager/ CE:

To ask the Manager for an update on (a) the start date and works at Blackrock Pier? And (b) the ongoing preparation work for Mahon Library? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

To redraw the lines, arrows etc at the important junction opposite Aldi’s entrance, the turn-off to Mahon Point from Skehard Road. The markings are faded, some cannot be seen and have led to near car collisions (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That the Irish government to mark the 1916 rising in 2016 give protected and national monument status to the hundreds of memorials inspired and created by the government commemoration fund in 1966. It would give continuity and build on the aspirations of the fiftieth anniversary year giving status to a wide range of memorials in the 100th anniversary year; that this motion would also be copied to other Councils in the country as well (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 12 January 2015

 Question to the CE:

To ask the CE about why the Cork Main Drainage hoarding on Penrose Quay, opposite the old Steam Packet Office is still present? This hoarding and dug out space has been unresolved for the length of the last Council. It is ugly; inside is untidy and does not lend itself to any future plans for that area. Can management finally bring this issue to a successful conclusion? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

That the roof of local studies in Cork city library be fixed (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To get a report on the next steps of revamp at Fitzgerald’s Park, especially on the proposed kitchen garden and the new playground (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 22 December 2014

Motions:

Following on from the Cork.ie website, that the Council develop a Cork.ie app (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).
That the Council erect an information panel on the old toll booth in St Luke’s Cross (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 8 December 2014

 

To ask the CE about issues in Fitzgerald’s Park:

What were the tender details and process for the cafe behind the Museum?

What happened to Seamus Murphy’s sculpture ‘Seasons’, which was on the old band stand?

Can Seamus Murphy’s ‘Dreamline’ be turned around or placed elsewhere; one side of its face is weathering very poorly?

What are the 2015 projects for the Lord Mayor’s Pavillion?

 

Motions:

That the plans for the extension of the Ceili platform at the Lough be examined and accelerated (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That a plan be implemented for the replacement of fallen trees in the Marina and Atlantic Pond area (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 24 November 2014

Question to the City Manager/ CE

 

To ask the CE about the plan to replace fallen trees on the Marina?  From Pairc Uí Caoimh down to the Blackrock end of the Marina there are maybe 16-24 ‘gaps’ in the treeline. Some of these are manifest in the form of a few stumps (e.g on the bank above the Atlantic pond); some are due to the fall in storms of recent years of several big trees and some just ‘gaps’ in the regular spacing of trees. In relation to the big casualties of recent years in the case of about four, the space where the tree had stood has been (very neatly) concreted over which does not give hope of a replacement. I would urge that the fine tree line is maintained. A number of substantial trees have also fallen on the perimeter of the Atlantic pond in the last year or two. There is also concern locally about the health of the long line of trees on both sides of the Centre Park Rd on Marina end. Most did not come into leaf this year and I wonder if there is a plan to replace them? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Motions:

Roads:

That the Council repair the footpaths from Rathmore Lawn to the entrance at Dosco and from the top of Capwell Road to Turners Cross. They are in a dangerous and poor state of repair. They are particularly hazardous for the elderly. While other footpaths in the area have been upgraded these sections have remained untouched. Much of the road area on the same stretch of the South Douglas Road is experiencing erosion of the surface leaving many dangerous pot holes.  The entrance to Rathmore Lawn from the South Douglas Road also needs to have a widened footpath to slow traffic entering at speed and facilitate pedestrians crossing at the junction (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Roads:

That the Council examine the pedestrian crossing lights at the junction of Skehard Road and Church Road; they are either set wrong or the junction is too wide to have pedestrian lights on it. If the sequence was changed so that the green man goes green after the red light from the Church road and Supervalu sides this might solve the issue of cars speeding though a red light as they rush to Mahon (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 10 November 2014

Question to the City Manager/ CE

To ask the CE about the potential of buying the ‘Camden Palace Hotel’, formerly on Camden Quay, to develop as an arts building, continuing what is there. I understand that the ‘hotel’ is being sold by NAMA shortly (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motions:

That Alderwood Estate, on South Douglas Road be added to the patch resurfacing roads programme (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That an elaborate skate board park be developed in Tramore Valley Park (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 13 October 2014

 

Question to the City Manager/ CE

To ask the Manager/ CE are there any plans to clean the limestone plinth of the Fr Mathew Statue to mark its 150 years at the site on St Patrick’s Street (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

 

That the Council review traffic calming measures on Blackrock Road; There is a point in the road where the cars get a good run to build up speed around Rochelle apartments, and then it narrows suddenly heading to Blackrock, just at the 4 white Victorian houses (Cllr Kieran McCarthy.

 

That Cork City Council supports the call from the Restaurants Association of Ireland for the ongoing retention of the 9% VAT rate for the food, tourism and hospitality sector that has helped create one of four of the jobs in economy. That this Council ask the Minister for Finance to Keep VAT @ 9% into 2015 and beyond (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager/ CE and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 22 September 2014

 

Question to the Manager/ CE:

 

To ask the CE about the future of the ex Shandon Craft Centre? What is the plan regarding this site going forward and the keen interest expressed in developing the site as a community hub by local community groups? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the Honan Mausoleum in St Finbarre’s Cemetery be repaired; it is in a dreadful condition (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

That Douglas Swimming Pool Carpark and Road be resurfaced as per the capital money put aside for it at last December’s budget (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 8 September 2014

 

Question to the Manager/ CE:

To ask the manager what is the plan to improve the aesthetics of the trough on either side of the displayed town wall in Bishop Lucey Park; the empty troughs look terrible (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

 

Motions:

That Cork City Council carry out the agreement to resurface the rest of the resident’s carparks in Greenhills Estate, as agreed with residents (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

That Cork City Council carry out the agreement to provide adequate traffic calming measures on Boreenmanna Road (as part of recent works) and a safe crossing near the Willow Lawn junction, as agreed with residents (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 14 July 2014

 

Question to the City Manager:

 

To ask the City Manager, what is the future plan for the 9 unsold affordable houses in Kilbrack Grove, Skehard Road? Residents were given assurances at the time of purchase in the estate by the Council that they would be only Affordable housing and that this would not change.  Planning was sought for affordable housing – not social- can this suddenly change? Assurances were given to the residents and local councillors that these would only ever be an Affordable estate- can the council go back on their word? Nine Social houses in an estate of 41 is almost a 25% split- this seems large? This will affect people’s home value significantly- will they be compensated by Cork City Council? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Motions:

 

That the north west lamp on St Patrick’s Bridge, closest one to Camden Quay, be fixed (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That in light of numerous tour buses parking by St Finbarre’s Cathedral, that a tour bus parking bay be re-instated (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 14 April 2014

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the manager for an update on the revamp of Boole House on Bachelor’s Quay? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

 

That the Council look at the dangerous section of road at the cul-de-sac hill and entrance to Beaumont Park on Silverdale Ave opposite house no 32, 34 and 36. The problem is that some drivers parking on the hill going to the park or up to Beaumont school don’t apply their hand break properly. Three times in about 6 months, cars have come down the hill in reverse and knocked down the pillar and wall dividing no 32 and 34 (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

That the footpaths in Baltimore Lawn, Douglas Road receive urgent repair work; some are major trip hazards (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 24 March 2014

Question to the Manager:

To ask the City Manager, why the 2014 City Council vans have a KK registration plus possess an ad for the maker of the coat of arms sticker on the side of the vans? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

To have the footpaths in Sundrive Park, Ballinlough repaired especially those sections that are trip hazards (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To have heritage information panels installed on the wall of the graveyard of the former St Paul’s Church on Paul Street (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 10 March 2014

Question to the Manager:

To ask the City Manager what the Council’s response will be to the recent call by government for a public-private partnership for a National Disapora Centre, where the government will part fund a centre; will the Council be applying to develop the centre in Cork? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

To fix the cracked footpath outside the house numbers 1-5 Douglas Drive, Pic-Du-Jer Park, Ballinlough (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That the Council replace the trees that fell in the recent storms on Beechwood Park green (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 24 February 2014

Question to the Manager:

To ask the City Manager, what is the status of the Blackrock Harbour area plan? Plus have tidal surges and sea level rise been taken into account re the proposed stepped down area into the tidal area itself? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Motions:

That the Council hold a National Expo in Docklands in future years (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That a Docklands Festival be established making use of vacant buildings such as Odlums (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 10 February 2014

Question to the Manager:

With reference to the South East ward, to ask the City Manager how much was spent on footpath renewal, public lighting and estate road resurfacing in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and budgeted for 2014, and that he would names the areas of the South East Ward where these works were carried out?

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 27 January 2014

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the Manager is it his intention to mark, through an event or festival, the tenth anniversary in 2015 of the city’s European Capital of Culture award? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the Council would remove the untidy and dumped earthen material at the end of Hillgrove Lawn, South Douglas Road as it aligns with Glencurrig Estate wall (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

That the Council and City and Region would campaign to host a leg of the America’s Cup sailing competition (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 13 January 2014

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the City Manager if he has applied for the recent Central Government “Living City” initiative and what areas is he targeting for renewal (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Motions:

That the parks department apply for funding from the Sports Council of the Department of Sport for a new MUGA in Ballinlough Douglas Pool park. A successful application was recently made for one in Douglas Park by Cork County Council (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

That the Council mark the tenth anniversary in 2015 since the city’s European Capital of Culture award via a festival or lecture series etc (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 9 December 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

 

To ask the manager when will the Fireman’s Hut, formerly on St Patrick’s Street, be located in Fitzgerald’s Park? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Motions:

 

To fix the faulty lights at the junction of Skehard road and Church Road Blackrock. When pressing the button for walking across the road and when the green man indicates it is safe to cross on the chemist side of the junction, there is still a green light showing on the Skehard side of the junction allowing cars to carry on, which has caused a couple of near misses (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

To seek a second ‘lollypop’ warden for Eglantine National School on Eglantine Park due to the large numbers of children crossing over the road at that location (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 25 November 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the manager for the cost and breakdown of installing the new circulating runner’s path around Douglas Swimming Pool Park? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the footpath of Hillside Road, Glasheen be repaired (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That Ballintemple graveyard be cleaned up (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 11 November 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the manager for an update on the revamp of Boole House on Bachelor’s Quay? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That this Council work with the Church of Ireland, Shandon to help fix its iconic clock faces (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

That this Council work with the owner of the site of McCarthy’s Monument on Blackrock Road to clean it up (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 14 October 2013

 

Motions:

That the embankment on Convent Avenue, Blackrock be cleaned-up and replanted (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That this Council calls for action from the government on Section 9 of the 2008 Intoxicating Liquor Act and that it be signed into Law; if signed into law it would prevent children from shopping in their local Off Licence to purchase sweets if there is no physical barrier between sweets and alcohol Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

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Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 23 September 2013

 

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the manager when public submissions for the Draft Tramore Valley Park Plan will be made available to councillors plus when is the likely timescale for the park to open (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the City Council extend its Jobsbridge programmes to provide internships in the City Library and City Museum (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 That a “Welcome to Cork” sign, be provided adjacent the tourist bus stop on St Patrick’s Quay, as well as an interpretative panel – guide to Cork City and map (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question and Motions and to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 9 September 2013

 

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the manager for an update on the preservation of the former lodge for the Munster Model Farm on Model Farm Road, which is now in a serious state of dilapidation? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Motions:

That Cork City Council supports the Campaign of the Restaurants Association of Ireland to keep the VAT rate for tourism and hospitality at 9% into 2014 and beyond (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

That Cork City Council work with the Port of Cork in digitising their emigration records, in particular in the post famine era. Such a scheme could be pursued via internships and would bring much tourism traffic online and physically to the city and region. Circa 250,000 people left Cork City and harbour in the twenty years following the Great Famine (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 8 July 2013

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the City manager again why BAM construction have still not removed their hoarding erected on Penrose Quay? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions

As per previous motions, to ask the planning directorate, when is the area around the town wall, a national monument, under the ramp under Kyrl’s Quay going to be cleaned up? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To add the overgrown plot of land at the corner of the entrance to Avonlea Court on Church Road to the site’s derelict register (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 10 June 2013

 

Question to the City Manager:

To ask why there has been no physical public consultation sessions in Ballintemple and Blackrock re: The Marina Park plan?; previous large scale projects have always been brought into communities, which are effected and presentations made and displays presented (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

 

That a commemorative plaque be placed at the site of the former Wesley Chapel on St Patrick’s Street. The Methodist congregation of Cork held their services here for almost two hundred years, from 1805 to 1986. The Heritage Council website notes that “Methodism flourished in Cork during the 18th century and formed an important feature of religious life in the expanding city”. Like many other churches in Cork, Wesley Chapel helped define the cityscape we still see today (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

That the swings and slides in Fitzgerald’s Park attain maintenance, such as re-greasing all mechanisms (grease is gone gritty), eliminating rust and touching up with paint, power-washing, and repairs, in particular in the big merry-go round as it is derailed thus feels really heavy to push and the single plastic swing as it is missing the traps i.e. health & safety concern (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 27 May 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the manager the cost of employing Colliers International to create a city centre strategy? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

To name the two new flyovers in the south west of the city after Cork’s literacy icons, Frank O’Connor and Seán Ó Faoláin; both have no piece of city infrastructure named after them (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To get a report on the Creative Cork initiative from TEAM (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 13 May 2013

Question to the Manager:

To ask the City Manager for the litter regulations with regard to displaying posters in the city advertising public meetings? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That an annual summer Cork Proms programme be created in Fitzgerald’s Park, especially in light of the revamp of the park (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That this Council protests against the giving of an annual salary of E.843,000 to the Chief Executive of Bank of Ireland (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 22 April 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

 

To ask the manager to give an update on the revamp of the Lee Rowing Club pier (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

To provide a traffic calming measure at the top of Flaherty’s Lane (out of Glencoo Estate) as it meets Ballinlough Road (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That the City Council upgrade the public realm along Albert Street adjacent the Elysian Tower and the National Sculpture Factory including the central traffic island strip (to include flowers, trees) (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 8 April 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

 

To ask the manager on when the plastic bollards at the intersection of Churchyard Lane and Well Road, will be removed and replaced by proper traffic calming measures? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the Council patch over the growing potholes in the road leading down to Douglas Swimming  Pool Car Park (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That the Council patch over the growing potholes in Beaumont Court and Drive (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 27 March 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the Manager what is the City’s connection with the former unemployment centre on North Main Street and the question of the resolution of debt owed on the property to the Council (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the monument of Our Lady’s Well and environs in Blackpool be cleaned up (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

That a second nameplate be added at the entrance to Whitethorn on Douglas Road. Currently it only has one plaque on the eastern entrance house wall (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 11 March 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

 

To ask the manager on the status of the conservation report on Boole House on Batchelor’s Quay (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Motions:

That the Council patch over the growing potholes in Endsleigh Park on Douglas Road (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That this Council calls on the government to reform the Mobility Allowance and the Motorised Transport Grant schemes immediately, and to re-instate the transport grants available to disabled people (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 25 February 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the manager, what remedies will now be put in place to counter the cars now parking in the new cycle lane from Skehard Road junction to the Silver Key Pub? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the Council would consider using Abbeycourt House on George’s Quay as another Arts/ Festival House in the city? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To get a report on the Creative Cork & vacant premises initiative and its successes and weakness to date (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 11 February 2013

Question to the Manager:

 

To ask the Manager how much was the spend on Christmas in the Park for 2012 compared to 2011 and 2010? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the Coal Quay be marketed and rebranded as a heritage quarter and that a marketing strategy be employed to support it (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To get a summary report on ongoing initiatives to combat dereliction on Barrack Street and Blackpool (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 28 January 2013

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the manager for the commercial rate struck each year from 1995- present day? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motions:

That the Council check and fix the drainage on and around Cusheen Road (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

In light of the Good Shepherd Convent fire, that the Council work with the HSE to secure Our Lady’s Hospital, and to remove valuable artefacts like the organ in its church and identify other aspects of value and put them aside for protection against the elements (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 14 January 2013

 

Question:

To ask the Manager what was the cost of compilation of the most recent Docklands report, as discussed at December’s Council meeting?  (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That Loreto Park be added to the 2013 re-surfacing estates list (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

That this Council oppose the E.13.5m central government funding cut to the Vocational Education Committee (VEC) sector, along with an increase to the pupil-teacher ratio at post Leaving Cert (PLC) level (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions, Cork City Council Meeting, 10 December 2012

 

 

Question to the Manager:

 

To ask the manager, on the issues of rate collection, how many businesses were on the Council’s books? In 2011 and 2012, how many of these went out of business. How many clients of the Council appeared before the courts pleading a rates remission in 2011 and 2012?

 

Motions:

To improve the painted kerbing from the intersection from Carrigageen Park to the South Link Road. Motorists have noted they can’t see the warning to keep left at the first set of traffic lights (opp. the gates of Rockboro School) approaching the link road (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

To develop a tourist package/ basket/ hamper of goods at the English Market in association with the traders of the market itself- goods that can be posted to other countries; It is clear that many tourists especially on the bus tours don’t have euros on them and that credit card facilities would be of assistance to any tourist that wants to purchase goods. The same basket/ hamper product could be marketed online on the English Market website as well (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Kieran’s Question to the City Manager and Motions Cork City Council Meeting, 26 November 2012

 

 

Question to the Manager

To ask the manager what is the plan going forward to improve traffic flows from Skehard Road to and from Mahon Point and beyond, to and from the tunnel (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

 

That any bid to make Cork a UNESCO World Music Centre would include musicians, venue owners, bookers etc in the city. They should also be involved, if the city is successful, in the programme itself (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

That this Council implore the government to sort out the mess that is the On-line Student Grant Application System (Susi). More than 50,000 third-level students are still waiting to see if they will get a grant because a new online system is in chaos. The system was designed to speed up the process but instead only one in 16 grant applications have been approved (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 12 November 2012

 

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the Manager for the number of engineers (and where) employed in middle to senior management positions, between the various directorates in the Council? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

 

That a full and proper traffic management plan be pursued and implemented in Ballinlough, Ballintemple and Mahon with regard to the traffic activity around GAA matches in Pairc Uí Rinn and Pairc Uí Chaoimh. Local residents in the area are frustrated by the lack of a proper traffic plan. Most weekends residents witness supporters’ cars parking illegally, and parking on public realm spaces, footpaths, blocking driveways, greenways etc. It is time now to implement a proper plan whereby resident parking only will be provided in the latter areas and that proper park and ride facilities be developed in association with the GAA (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

That this Council implore the government to support the work of the COPE Foundation, which caters for 2,150 adults and children with intellectual disabilities. The group, with the national budget 2013 approaching, have strongly noted they cannot guarantee its current levels of service and supports if hit with further budget cuts (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 22 October 2012

 

Question to the City Manager

To ask the manage for an update on the revamp project of Boole House on Batchelor’s Quay (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

In light of An Bord Pleanála’s overturning of the City Council’s decision on Model Farm Road, that a review/ swot analysis be pursued on Policy 4.14 in the City Development Plan, 2009-2014, i.e. the section on the development of local business centres (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

That the Council consider holding a ‘People’s Parade’ as part of ‘The Gathering 2013 project. In Dublin for their St. Patrick’s Festival, the City is inviting up to 8,000 people around the world to march in their parade (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 8 October 2012

 

Question to the manager:

 

To ask the city manager on the up to date status of the redevelopment of Blackrock Pier? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the Council give consideration to erecting a “Stop” sign on Castle Road at the junction of Castle Road / Convent Road so that in conjunction with the “Stop” sign already located on Convent Road, this would encourage traffic entering the village on these routes, to stop and proceed with caution.  Traffic through the village would be at a safer reduced speed. (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

As per a previous motion in mid 2009, to ask the relevant directorate, when is the area around the town wall under the ramp under Kyrl’s Quay going to be cleaned up? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 24 September 2012

 

 

To ask the Manager for information on the following:

 

 

(Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

 

That the ‘parking only’ of motor bikes in the motor bike parking spaces on Emmett Place outside the Crawford Art Gallery be enforced (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

In light of the recent re-opening of the Coal Quay, that its rich history, through the pictures and information that were on display on the day, be drawn together and placed on permanent display panels on Corn Market Street itself (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 10 September 2012

 

Question to the City Manager

Can the Manager confirm that the BAM hoarding, erected adjacent to Brian Boru Bridge on St. Patrick’s Quay during the recent maintenance works, will be removed once the project is finished? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the City Council consider the introduction of breaking the city down into cultural quarters and marketing them as appropriate, e.g. University Quarter, Cathedral Quarter, Opera House Quarter, Medieval, Georgian, etc. (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

That the City Council support the recent submission to the Parks Department by the Irish Wildlife Trust on the management of Beaumont Quarry (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 9 July 2012

 

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the city manager on the up to date status of the redevelopment of the George Boole House on Bachelor’s Quay? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

In light of the recent re-opening of the Coal Quay and in an effort to promote the street and to promote its rich history that large scale historical panels/ scribs be placed on the street depicting pictures of the street from 100 years (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

That the City Council actively seek a home for the Knitting Map and put it on display to the general public as part of its tourism programme (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 26 June 2012

 

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the Manager for the numbers of Cork City Council workers earning less than e.20,000, e.30,000, e.40,000, e.50,000, e.60,000, e.70,000, e.80,000, e.90,000 and e.100,000 per annum and earning more than e.100,000 per annum in tabular form? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the City Council upgrade the public realm at the junction of Albert Road and Albert Street to include upgrades of the public realm footpaths and pedestrian crossing areas (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 11 June 2012

 

Question to the Manager:

 

To ask the City Manager what is being done to tackle the high level of illegal postering on Douglas Street? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Motions:

 

That the Council consider the following correspondence received from Churchyard Lane residents on the removal of the Skehard Road Roundabout:

 “The roundabout is the only piece of road infrastructure in the area that does not cause problems. The other works on the Skehard Road could easily have been done without the removal of this roundabout. We feel it is a complete waste of tax payers money. There are 3 dangerous crossings here. The junction of the Well Road and Churchyard Lane known as Greggs Cross- this junction is 40 metres wide and pedestrians coming from the Well Road cannot cross this junction safely. The other junction of the Ballinlough Road and Churchyard Lane by the Silver Key known as Murray’s Cross- this junction is 44 metres across and again pedestrians risk their lives trying to cross this junction with traffic coming from behind. The third junction is the junction of Churchyard Lane and Boreenmanna Road at Temple Hill- this junction is a concave convex junction with no pedestrian crossing of any kind and no site lines visible for motorists or pedestrians. The money saved by retaining the roundabout and not putting traffic lights there would be better spent on making Churchyard Lane a one way system and installing demand pedestrian lights at the above junctions” Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

 

That the City Council install pedestrian crossings at Tory Top Road Intersection i.e. the Aldi and AIB road cross sections as a traffic calming method and in the interest of pedestrian safety (Cllr Kieran McCarthy).

 

 

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 28 May 2012

 

Question to the Manager:

To ask the manager for an update on the opening of Bishopstown library on Thursday evenings? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

 

That a second nameplate be added at the entrance to Whitethorn on Douglas Road (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

That part of the new €59,730 or third round of grant applications under the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Disabled Access and Energy Upgrade scheme for Local Authority Pools grant (May 2012) for Douglas Pool be put towards a series of murals on water safety in Douglas Pool, through getting city artists working with schools in the local area with themes of environment and energy efficiency (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 15 May 2012

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the manager for a breakdown of the expenses incurred on (a) the curtains around the Council Chamber, (b) the cost of research, and framing the photographs outside the Lord Mayor’s office and (c) the cost of research, and framing of the former Lord Mayor’s portraits in the former City manager’s office in the Lord Mayor’s Room (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

To repair the road from the start of Burke’s Hill, Lotamore to the GAA Pitch in Mayfield (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

That the Council consider the introduction of legislation to support complaints about high hedges not being cut back to sustainable levels/ heights/ widths in private estates. In the UK Part 8 of their Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 allows for their Councils to mediate between parties whose hedges and trees have overgrown and are affecting the house next door in several ways. The UK documentation on High Hedge legislation is at the following link, http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/highhedgescomplaining.pdf (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 30 April 2012

 

Question to the City Manager:

What is the manager’s response to the remarks made by Diarmuid Gavin on a recent Late Late Show interview and his reference to the staff of Cork City Council as “something from Fr. Ted”? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

That the Museum be closed once a week to the general public to accommodate a schools’ programme on that day (Cllr Kieran McCarthy) 

 

That the City Council work with the Gardaí to address the problem that the area of Mary Street and Red Abbey Street has become a meeting place for large groups of youths bringing with it disruptive behaviour including under age alcohol and substance abuse resulting in a free-for-all attitude and a disrespect of the residents and the historical site. The residents are concerned about the disturbance to local residents as it causes disruption of the peace and interference on an ongoing basis. It is an intrusion and inconvenience causing residents constant distress, annoyance and worry as there is the potential for disorder, unruliness and physical conflict on their doorsteps.

The Abbey is a tourist attraction being Cork’s oldest surviving historical structure and is part of the tourist route but the surrounding areas are continually being vandalized and littered due to the activity in the area. The use of the Abbey grounds as a recreational assembly site is inappropriate and unacceptable in their neighbourhood. Local families, their children, friends and residents passing through the square feel intimidated and unsafe when these gangs have gathered. They wish to expose this problem and bring it further to find a resolution to restore safety and peace to our neighbourhood and community. This will also ensure that tourists can appreciate this historical site as it is a designated national monument and should be given due consideration (Cllr Kieran McCarthy) 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 16 April 2012

 

Question to the manager:

To ask the manager on the City Council’s stance on allowing wild animals to perform in circuses within the city bounds (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

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Motions:

To add Shrewsbury Estate on Ballinlough Road to the resurfacing estates list (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To get a report on the status of water pressure within estates on Douglas Road (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 26 March 2012

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the manager, arising from the appointment of consultants in early 2012 under the September 2010 competition for the Cork Docklands Marina Park Landscape Design, are the planners currently only considering the landscape design option that includes the disposal of the lands to the GAA. Or both? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Motions:

To install a footpath ramp for wheelchairs on the footpath at the top of Knockrea Avenue, where it joins the Ballinlough Road opposite the bus stop (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

To add Whitethorn Estate, Douglas Road to the resurfacing estates list (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 12 March 2011

 

Question to the City Manager:

To ask the manager what happened the Cork 800 fountain that was located on Emmett Place (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:

Owing to widespread public concerns and before the further spending of public monies, we request a full investigation by an independent animal welfare body on the standards, governance, management and animal welfare practices at the CSPCA and a comparison be completed with management and practices nationally (signed members of the Recreation and Amenity and Emergency Strategic Policy Committee including K McCarthy)

 

That the City Council erect picnic tables on the green to the east of Blackrock Castle adjoining the car park for the walk (Cllr K McCarthy)

 

That the Council erect a plaque in Sunday’s Well to the memory of Dr. Vincent Barry (1908-1975).  Dr. Barry was the Irish researcher who discovered the cure for leprosy. A native of 3 Lower Janemount Sunday’s Well, Cork, he is credited with the development of the compound used in leprosy drugs that have helped to cure about 15 million people. Dr. Barry also initiated research on chemotherapy of cancer (Cllr K McCarthy).

 

 

Kieran’s Motions and Question to the City Manager, Cork City Council Meeting, 28 February 2012

 

Question to the manager:

To ask the manager to give a breakdown of the income and expenditure for the recent Cork Christmas Celebration on the Grand Parade, December 2011? (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

 

Motions:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

To get a report on why BAM construction have not yet removed their hoarding erected on Penrose Quay (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)