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Lord Mayor of Cork Calls Special Meeting on Boundary Extension

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald has convened a Special Meeting of Cork City Council Elected Members on Monday, December 18 at 6.30pm following a request from Government that Cork City and Cork County Councils act quickly to begin implementation of the city boundary extension.

The Lord Mayor said: “Following the Cabinet decision to approve the Implementation Oversight Group (IOG) report, Minister Murphy called on the elected members and executives of both councils to urgently progress implementation and called on both local authorities to consider using statutory procedures under Part V of the Local Government Act to progress the matter”.

“In line with the Minister’s request, I will be recommending to Cork City Council that it agrees to using Part V to ensure that the city boundary extension is advanced with the urgency and full and active support that the Minister is seeking,” he said.

If agreement isn’t reached by both local authorities on using Part V, Minister Murphy said he will forward primary legislation to implement the boundary alteration.

On Tuesday, the  Lord Mayor welcomed the announcement that the Cabinet had approved the IOG boundary extension report.

Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald said: “Cork City Council received a copy of the report this afternoon and we welcome the finality that it brings after many years”.

“We must now focus on working with the Implementation Oversight Group (IOG) and our colleagues in Cork County Council to ensure a smooth transition. We  look forward to engaging with all stakeholders,” said the Lord Mayor.

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