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Special Projects

In 2009, Cork City Council was approved for funding under the Urban Regeneration Sub Theme of the Gateways and Hubs Challenge, for the restoration of two former churches in the city, St Lukes Church and Christchurch, both of which were vacant and in poor condition.  The projects were co-funded by Cork City Council and the EU Structural Funds Programme 2007-2013 which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.  Cork City Council was awarded €2.18 million under the NSS Gateways and Hubs ERDF Grant Scheme towards the €4.8 million refurbishment costs for Christchurch, and €0.62 million towards the €1.4 million refurbishment costs for St Luke’s Church.

Work on Christchurch completed in January 2011 and the building is now managed by Triskel Arts Centre and used as a new concert gallery and cinema space for the city – see www.triskelartscentre.ie

Work on St Luke’s Church completed recently and will be managed by Tigh Filí on behalf of Cork City Council and is due to open shortly.

Full details of the project are available at the following link:-

Christchurch & St. Lukes(1,384KB)

The Property Section deals with management of City Council property which involves:-

  • Processing / recording all purchase and sales of City Council property
  • Administration of lettings of City Council property including leasehold rents
  • Co-ordination of compulsory purchase orders from initial mapping through to arbitration
  • Administration of Derelict Sites Act procedures and wayleaves etc
  • Street Trading Legislation
  • City Council Markets

Many of the services operated by the Property Section are for other sections of the City Council but also some services are provided directly to the public.

Processing / Recording Purchases and Sales of City Council Property

The Property Section ensures that all purchases and sales of property by Cork City Council are mapped and recorded. A geographic information system is currently being prepared which will record all property owned by the City Council. The Department holds maps of all properties owned.

Commercial Properties for sale:

Any person wishing to offer a commercial property for sale to Cork City Council can do so by writing to the Property Section, Corporate Affairs Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork, outlining details and enclosing a map showing clearly the property available.

Domestic Properties for sale:

Any person wishing to offer a domestic property for sale to Cork City Council can do so by writing to the Administrative Officer, Property Section, Corporate Affairs Directorate, City Hall, Cork, outlining details and enclosing a map showing clearly the property available.

Administration of Lettings

Many properties owned by Cork City Council are leased to private individuals and companies etc. The Property Section maps and keeps details of all transactions.

Any person liable to pay Ground Rent/Leasehold Rent may apply to purchase same by writing to the Property Section, enclosing a map of the property.

Co-Ordination of Compulsory Purchase Orders (C.P.O.s)

Where Cork City Council requires land to carry out its statutory functions and the land cannot be acquired by agreement, legislation provides that the land may be acquired by Compulsory Purchase Order.

The Property Section co-ordinates CPOs on behalf of all sections of Cork City Council from initial mapping through to arbitration.

Derelict Sites Act

The Derelict Sites Act 1990 required all Local Authorities to maintain a Register of all derelict properties in their area. The Property Section maintains the Register on behalf of the City Council and the Register contains details of derelict properties, location, ownership details, valuation. The register is available for inspection at the above address during normal opening times.

Street Trading Legislation

Casual Trading is regulated by the Casual Trading Act 1995, as amended, together with Cork City Council’s Casual Trading Byelaws.  It is an offence under this Act to trade without a valid casual trading licence.  Casual Trading is divided into Designated Area trading and Special Event trading.

Casual Trading is regulated by the Casual Trading Act 1995, as amended, together with Cork City Council’s Casual Trading Byelaws.  It is an offence under this Act to trade without a valid casual trading licence.  Casual Trading is divided into Designated Area trading and Special Event trading. 

  • Designated Trading – this is located on Cornmarket Street/Kyle Street and is known as the Coal Quay Market.  There is a waiting list for pitches. If you wish to apply to be considered for our waiting list please complete the Designated Trading Area Form (CT1) and return to this office.  Do not send any payment with your application.
  • Special Events Trading – Casual trading licences are also issued for special events in the city, where an individual wishes to sell goods in the vicinity of an event for the day or days the event is taking place e.g. GAA Matches, St Patrick’s Day parade etc.  The number of pitches at any event may be restricted.  Traders are advised to apply a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of any event, using the Special Event Application Form (CT2).  You are advised to contact the Property Department in advance of submitting your form to check if casual trading licences are being issued for the event.
  • Festival Markets – Cork City Council organises specialist food and craft markets which take place in conjunction with festivals being held in the city e.g. Christmas, St Patrick’s Festival.  If you wish to register your interest in applying for these markets, please complete the Festivals Application Form (CT3), your details will be kept on file for future markets.  Food Market Organisers are asked to complete application form CT.
Faisnéis maidir le Trádáil Sráide(46KB)

Casual Trading is regulated by the Casual Trading Act 1995, as amended, together with Cork City Council’s Casual Trading Byelaws.  It is an offence under this Act to trade without a valid casual trading licence.  Casual Trading is divided into Designated Area trading and Special Event trading.

Designated Trading Area

Cork City’s designated casual trading area is located on Cornmarket Street/ Kyle Street.  This outdoor market is known as the Coal Quay Market and operates currently from Monday to Saturday.  There is a waiting list for pitches for this market.  There is also limited vehicular trading on the street.  Licences will be allocated subject to strict criteria on quality, ensuring an adequate mix of products in the market, and subject to space and other restrictions. 

If you wish to apply to be considered for our waiting list, please complete the Designated Trading Area application form (CT1) and return to this office.  Do not send any payment with your application form. 

Special Events Trading

Casual trading licences are also issued for special events in the city, where an individual wishes to sell goods in the vicinity of an event for the day or days the event is taking place e.g. GAA matches, St Patrick’s Day parade etc.  The number of pitches is often limited, due to Gardaí requirements, safety requirements and/or space restrictions.  Traders are advised to apply a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of an event, using the Special Event Casual Trading Licence Application Form (CT2).  You are advised to contact the Property Department office in advance of submitting your application form to check if casual trading licences are being issued for the particular event. 

Festival Markets

Cork City Council also organises specialist festival markets which take place in conjunction with festivals being held in the city e.g. Christmas, St Patrick’s Day, etc.  Such markets are usually confined to food traders only, but can sometimes include craft or other stalls.   If you wish to register your interest in applying for these markets, please complete the Festivals Application Form (CT3) – your details will be kept on file for future markets.  Festival Market Managers/Organisers are required to complete Application Form CT4.

Notes:

The acceptance of any application by Cork City Council does not guarantee the granting of a licence.Traders in foodstuffs must be registered with the Health Services Executive and must comply with the requirements of the local HSE Environmental Health Office.All traders must carry their own Public, Product and Employers Liability Insurance.Where licences are granted, Cork City Council is obliged to provide each trader’s name, address and PPS No to the Minister for Social Welfare and the Revenue Commissioners: 

Completed forms should be submitted to:

Property Department,
Corporate Affairs Directorate,
Cork City Council,
City Hall,
Cork.

Opening hours: 9.00am.to 5.00pm. (Monday to Friday) excluding public holidays.  Cash Office opening hours 9.00am to 1.00 pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Telephone: 021-4924258, 021-4924259, 021-4924334      Email: property@corkcity.ie

Website:   www.corkcity.ie/services/corporateaffairs/property

CT1_Designated Casual Trading Application_Form(195KB)

CT2_Special Event_Trading_Application_Form(194KB)

CT3_Trádáil_Féilte_Foirm_Iarratais(56KB)

CT3_Festival_Trading_Application_Form(207KB)

CT4_LuchtEag 20Margaí 20Bia20Foirm(41KB)

CT4_Food Market Organisers Form(76KB)

Vacant Sites Register

 

The Urban Regeneration & Housing Act 2015 requires all local authorities to establish and maintain a Vacant Sites Register, which is a register of lands in the local authority’s area that are suitable for housing but are not coming forward for development. From January 2019 onwards, a vacant site levy will be charged on such sites.

The Act required the establishment of a Register by January 2017. To comply with legislation the Vacant Sites Register has been established.   However, no sites have been added to the Register to date, as Cork City Council is in the process of documenting that the sites that have been identified to date have been vacant for the past 12 months. (Legislation requires that a site has been vacant for the past 12 months in order for it to be placed on the Vacant Sites Register.)

More details on the process and the status of vacant sites in Cork City will be provided on this web page in coming months. In the meantime detailed guidance regarding the levy is available from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community, and Local Government.

The Vacant Sites Register can be viewed through the link below;-

Vacant Sites Register(30KB) Vacant Sites Register


Queries to:  Property Department –
Email: property@corkcity.ie                        
Telephone: 021-4924259, 021-4924258, 021-4924334


English Market

 “English Market Bye-Laws 2014”

The Draft English Market Bye-Laws 2014 will be available for public inspection from Friday 28th February 2014. 

The Draft Bye-Laws may be viewed on www.corkcity.ie or www.englishmarket.ie or at the Reception Desk of Cork City Council, New Civic Offices, City Hall, Cork from 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs Monday to Friday for a period from Friday 28th February 2014 to Friday 4th April 2014 inclusive.

A copy of the Draft Bye-laws will be given to any person applying for same – all such applications should be made by email to englishmarket@corkcity.ie or in writing to Administrative Officer, Property Section, Corporate and External Affairs Directorate, New Civic Offices, City Hall, Cork.

Cork City Council will consider any submissions in relation to the English Market Bye-laws 2014 which are submitted in writing to the Administrative Officer, Property Section, Corporate and External Affairs Directorate, New Civic Offices, City Hall, Cork before 12.00hrs on Monday 14th April 2014.

Download Copy of Byelaws here

Cork City Council owns the English Market located at Grand Parade, and stalls/units are leased by several traders.  The market is managed on behalf of Cork City Council by agents Irish Estate Ltd (trading as Aramark Property).  The Market manager is Orla Lannin and can be contacted at email: - Lannin-orla@aramark.ie

For all information on the English Market please go to our official English Market website at www.englishmarket.ie

Classes of Records Held

  • Details/maps of City Council property
  • Records of property leased
  • Register of derelict sites
  • Details of casual trading applications and licences
  • C.P.O. files

Contact Us:

Property Section,
Corporate Affairs Directorate,
Cork City Council,
City Hall,
Cork.

Telephone: + 353 21 4924258 / 4924259 / 4924334.

Fax: + 353 21 4924530.

e-mail: property@corkcity.ie.

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Open to Public:

9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

English Market Bylaws (128KB)