Kieran’s Advocacy Work

Cork City Hall (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)
Cork City Hall (Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

Kieran’s Local Government Advocacy work, 2009-2024, Cork City Council

Read Kieran’s June 2024 local election manifesto here: 2. Kieran’s Manifesto, Local Elections 2024 | Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

Environment and Green

Advocacy on net carbon emissions, air quality, development of new City parks, and roll out of the urban tree strategy.


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.


Advocacy for a fast turnaround of vacant social housing units, reducing homelessness via more effective deployment of funding across homeless agencies, and development of affordable

Advocacy on more communication links between National Transport Authority and local people, cycling initiatives in local schools, further traffic calming in our neighbourhoods, developing more efficient and on time bus networks, with more park and rides.

Tourism, Events Arts & Marketing

Advocacy on development of policy and creation of strategies to promote festivals, arts, heritage, tourism and cultural development in the city.

Member of Southern Regional Assembly

Advocacy on the promotion of Cork’s participation in the regional spatial
strategy as part of the National Planning Framework.

LEARN more here: The Southern Regional Assembly and the RSES – YouTube

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 the promotion of Cork’s participation in Interregional Co-operation
programmes (Interreg), lobbying for urban funding for EU Regional Cities.

In January 2015 and January 2019, I was appointed by the Minister for the Environment and Local Government to be an Irish member on the European Committee of the Regions. It is an opinion body of local authorities and regional assemblies from across the EU

READ more here: Kieran’s European Committee of the Regions Work | Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

All of the above interests are supported by my Motions, Press & Community Programme

 Kieran’s Motions to Cork City Council and follow-up:
Kieran’s Press:
 Kieran’s Community programme/ activities: