Independent councillor John Paul O’Shea declined to comment but sources close to him confirmed approaches have been made.

Fine Gael strategists are hoping to recruit poll topping former Mayor of Cork County, Independent Cllr John Paul O’Shea to stand as a running mate for(...)

The Cork Local Government review group had recommended an even more expansive extension, which would have seen Killumney outside Ballincollig, Little Island and Carrigtwohill in east Cork also become part of the city.

A number of councillors from Cork County Council have strongly criticised a proposed deal, which will see Cork city expand into the county. They hav(...)

A graphic showing the proposals for the expansion of Cork city. Irish Times graphics

The Government should hold a referendum in Cork to allow people living in the county decide whether they want to become part of the city under local g(...)