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The Lord Mayor will chair a special Cork City Council meeting on Monday.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald will chair a special meeting of Cork City Council on Monday August 14 to discuss recent updates around the MacKinnon report which recommended the expansion of Cork City.

The Lord Mayor is out of the country this week but will hold the meeting on his return to consider developments in relation to the implementation process which was established by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy.

“As First Citizen, I am anxious to be present for the consideration by our Councillors of the proposal submitted by Cork County Council, and arrangements were put in place last weekend for this to happen”, said Cllr Fitzgerald. Formal statutory notice of the Special Meeting is to issue from City Hall today, Thursday August 10.  

Details of an alternative Cork County Council proposal on how to extend the city boundary were provided to City Hall on Friday afternoon, before the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The were circulated to City Councillors later that day. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald has confirmed that he issued a formal acknowledgement of the document to the County Mayor the day after the Bank Holiday.

Cork City Council is committed to working constructively with the new Cork Local Government Implementation Oversight Group established by Minister Murphy.

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