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City Council

Cork City Council is a public service organization that operates within a local democratic mandate.


The Council is responsible for providing a diverse range of services to the citizens of our City which impact directly or indirectly on their daily lives. Some of the services we provide are:


Housing and Community Services

Provision of housing to those in need, shared ownership and Affordable Housing, Management and maintenance of housing estates, rent collection, accommodation for travelers etc.



Roads and Transportation

Responsible for developing and managing parking, design and construction of new schemes, Managing and improving the road network and encouraging the use of alternative means of transport etc.



Planning and Development

Deals with all Planning matters in the City. Prepares City Development Plan and other plans as required, deals with planning applications and permissions. Planning enforcement ensure that all development complies with Planning Permission and that unauthorized development does not take place etc.



Recreation, Amenity and Culture

Responsible for provision and maintenance of all public parks and green spaces, swimming pools, Arts, Library,  Fire, Civil Defence and Emergency Planning etc.





Deals with the provision of water, sewage and drainage systems, refuse collection and disposal, operation and maintenance of Landfill site, street cleaning and litter control, recycling, monitoring and enforcement of pollution controls etc. 

The Council's Mission Statement declares: ‘We will be a responsive and innovative local authority, central to improving the quality of life within Cork and taking the lead role in meeting the needs of our communities.’

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