Kieran’s Advocacy Work

Cork City Hall, May 2020
Kieran’s Local Government Advocacy work, Cork City Council


  • Environment, Recreation and Amenity
Advocacy on: development of Tramore Valley Park, development of Marina Park, development of small playgrounds, roll-out of Climate Adaptation Programme Plan, re-application of European Green Capital programme.
  • Planning 
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 plan to include community resources and recreational areas.
  • Housing
Advocacy on: residents for vacant social housing units, reducing homelessness via more effective deployment of homeless funding across agencies, affordable housing development and community development viz-a-viz promotion of community warden schemes and activities
  • Tourism, Events Arts, Marketing Strategic Planning Committee
Advocacy on: development of policy and creation of strategies to promote festivals, arts, heritage, tourism and cultural development in the city and a work programme for Elizabeth Fort and the use of the old Shandon Craft Centre.
  • Member of Southern Regional Assembly
Advocacy on: developing a regional spatial strategy as part of National Planning framework, deployment of urban funding from EU Cohesion Policy programme, pushing for EU funding Officer roll-out in every local authority in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Member of Board of Directors, National Sculpture Factory, Cork
Advocacy on: expansion of services, education and cultural development
  • Board of Directors, Firkin Crane, Shandon
Advocacy on: redevelopment of centre, education, and marketing
  • Cork Sister City Twinning Relationships
Advocacy on: progress on new business contacts, community projects between Cork community groups and Sister cities.
  • Member of Irish delegation with Department of Local Government to European Committee of the Regions
Advocacy on: promotion of Cork’s participation in Interregional Co-operation programmes (Interreg), lobbying for urban funding for EU Regional Cities, Cork to host EU Maritime Day; entry by Cork into European Entrepreneurial Region award, European Region of Gastronomy and Smart City and Digital City challenge programmes for regional cities; representing the COR in cities and regions in Europe promoting Digital Single Market programmes and EU Urban Agenda  entrepreneurship & enterprise development, science for all citizen programmes.
 Kieran’s Motions to Cork City Council and follow-up:
 Kieran’s Community programme/ activities: