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Councillor Campaigns


View of Lough Mahon from Tivoli, c.1840 looking to Blackrock and Marina, Cork

Kieran’s work, Cork City Council, 2014-ongoing

  • Member of Planning Functional Committee (advocacy on: regeneration of inner city, enterprise & business promotion of the city, dereliction, vacant shop units, revamp of Cork Docklands Plan, heritage incorporation and adequate place making in city development plans to include community resources and recreational areas)

  • Member of Housing Functional Committee (advocacy on: vacant social housing units, reducing homelessness; more effective deployment of homeless funding, affordable housing development; community development viz-a-viz promotion of community warden schemes and activities)

  • Member of Tourism, Events Arts, Marketing Strategic Planning Committee (advocacy on: development of policy committee and creation of strategies to promote festivals, arts, heritage, tourism and cultural development in the city, work programme for Elizabeth Fort)

  • Member of Southern Regional Assembly (advocacy on: developing a regional spatial strategy as part of National Planning framework, deployment of urban funding from Cohesion Policy programme, EU funding Officer roll-out)

  • Board of Directors, National Sculpture Factory, Cork (advocacy on: education and cultural development)

  • Board of Directors, Firkin Crane, Shandon (advocacy on: redevelopment of centre, education, and marketing)

  • Chair, Cork Coventry Twinning Committee (advocacy on: progress on new business contacts, community projects with Coventry Irish Society, oral history project on Coventry Irish)

  • Member of Irish delegation to European Committee of the Regions (advocacy for urban funding for EU Regional Cities, Cork to host EU Maritime Day; promotion of Interregional Co-operation programmes, entry by Cork in European Entrepreneurial Region award, Smart City programmes for regional cities, Science for all citizen programmes as well entrepreneurship & Enterprise development).

 Motions to Cork City Council and follow-up: http://kieranmccarthy.ie/?page_id=1456

 Kieran’s Community programme/ activities: http://kieranmccarthy.ie/?page_id=12317