Tuesday 12 December 2017

CorkHi| Lo

Cork Independent

News

Business groups respond

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 6:04pm

A business group in Little Island say it is conscious of other towns who must be disappointed that they are leaving Cork County Council’s remit.
Little Island Business Association (LIBA) told the Cork Independent back in September that it was willing fight the proposed city boundary extension in the High Court should Little Island be included in the new boundary extension.

Little Island will remain in Cork County Council territory after a compromise between the city and county council was made this week on extending Cork city’s boundary.

Michael Mulcahy, CEO Little Island Business Association said this week: “Little Island Business Association campaigned assertively to remain in Cork county and we welcome the proposal that would now see Little Island and its neighbouring area of Carrigtwohill remain in Cork county.”

“We have always said that we believe that Cork city needed to expand and to be able to double its population base and under this new proposal this will happen. We are also conscious that there will be serious disappointment in other areas of Cork such as Ballincollig, Blarney and Tower who sought to remain in Cork county also.

“The intention of LIBA is to ensure that we work with all parties for the betterment of Cork as a unit,” concluded Mr Mulcahy.

Meanwhile, business group Cork Chamber of Commerce said that with an agreement reached, focus can be concentrated on how best to position and invest in Cork to maximise its potential as the driver of growth in the southern region while Government plans for the development of Ireland to 2040 through the National Planning Framework.

Bill O’Connell, Cork Chamber President, said: “This agreement has been challenging for all involved and we welcome that Cork’s two local authorities have been able to reach a mutually agreeable compromise to what is a hugely important issue for the future of Cork. We are pleased to see that the need for flexibility and compromise has been acknowledged by all involved. It provides a workable, practical solution to ensure the city and county are vibrant and proud, serving the citizens and businesses of Cork well.”

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Contributors

Title: Deputy Editor

@louisecashell

Title: Journalist/News Editor

Title: Style Columnist

Title: GAA Columnist

Title: Beauty columnist

Title: Columnist, Our City Our Town

Title: Columnist, Food

Title: Motoring correspondent

@neilmbriscoe

Title: Intern Journalist

Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message