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Feature News
The concept of second cities, and what they should mean for a country or a region, is evolving rapidly, with more and more ‘second tier’ cities being primed for massive regeneration to act as an effective counterbalance to capital cities. In early July, delegates from all over the world arrived in Cork for the Academy […]
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Adrienne Rodgers, LEO Cork City Head of Enterprise, talks to Council Journal about the new 4,500 square foot facility co-working initative. What have the challenges been getting this off the ground? This project required the buy in of senior management and co-operation of staff across all directorates i.e. Corporate Affairs in relation to Property and […]
Feature News
Council Journal took the time to talk to Mary Byrne of the Town & Village Renewal Scheme about why it’s a successful example of department and local authority cooperation and why it’s so important to work to ensure the growth and viability of rural communities. “I’m based in the Department’s offices in Ballina and I […]
News
The ‘Gangani Legacy’, under the new art program, Gaining Ground, is an auditory exploration of influences that immigration and assimilation have had in West Clare. Led by composer Ian Wilson, he will examine such effects through various cultural lenses like linguistics, customs, heritage and local attitudes. The musical project will combine both indigenous and foreign […]
News Tourism
Condé Nast Traveller has voted Cork as the third friendliest city in the world in a poll taken this month. Ireland’s second city saw off competition from Dublin and Galway to secure the third spot in this month’s poll.  Some of the reasons given by the magazine’s editors were  Cork’s ‘picturesque, riverfront location’ and ‘cozy pubs […]
News
Construction of the €5 million Harley’s Street Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge, linking the city centre and Victorian Quarter, is to start this month. It’s expected that when fully operational, up to 11,000 pedestrians and cyclists, travelling between the city centre and the Victorian Quarter daily, will benefit from the improved connectivity and convenience provided by
Health News
A long-term plan is needed to address the crises in the health service, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said, as an implementation strategy for the Sláintecare Plan was launched. The strategy sets out key actions over the first three years of the plan. The all-party ten-year Sláintecare Report was published in May last year […]