Jim Mackinnon

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The current Cork city area could be set to expand.

The author of a review of local government arrangements in Cork has defended his group’s decision to allow a major expansion of the city which will s(...)

Cork Airport: would be considered part of Cork city under Mackinnon report recommendations. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork County Council has warned that a proposal to extend the Cork city boundary into areas of the county is excessive and will result in a divided Co(...)

Under a new plan Cork city will expand to include Douglas, Donnybrook, Grange, Frankfield, Rochestown, Ballincollig, Tower, Blarney, Rathpeacon, Glanmire, Little Island, Carrigtwohill and Cork Airport. Photograph: iStock

Cork City Council is expected to approve a local government reform report today which recommends a boundary extension that would increase the city’s p(...)

Alf Smiddy chaired a 2015 review of local government in Cork. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An expert report recommendation to allow the expansion of Cork city into parts of Cork county will affect the council’s rate base so significantly tha(...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney:  said the proposals will help to grow Cork city as an economic driver and a counterpoint to Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

The retention of two local authorities for Cork has been recommended in a Government-commissioned report which supports an expansion of the city counc(...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney: “I want to get something of significance done.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney has confirmed that expects to publish a 130 page report on local government reform in Cork before the star(...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney has confirmed he expects to be in a position to publish the report of an advisory group looking at local g(...)

 The advisory group is to consider the strategic role of Cork city as a regional growth centre. Photograph: Ian Gethings/Getty

The advisory group examining local government reform in Cork needs to come up with proposals in the first six months of this year to allow preparation(...)

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