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The Environment & Recreation Directorate is responsible for the protection of the environment in a sustainable way which meets the needs of existing and future citizens.

The Directorate through the provision of its various services undertakes measures to protect and enhance the environment in which we live, however, it is only with the help of all citizens taking personal responsibility for environmental care that our goals can be achieved.

The Directorate has responsibility for the provision of the following services:

1) Waste Management: Through the promotion of reduction, recycling and responsible disposal of waste.
2) Litter Management: Through both enforcement and education / information programmes.
3) Street Cleaning: Through the provision of a 7 day a week street cleaning programme.
4) Water Services: Through the provision, on behalf of Irish Water, of clean potable water for domestic and commercial purposes.
5) Waste Water Services: Through the collection, transport and treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater on behalf of Irish Water.
6) Recreational Services: Through the provision playgrounds, pitches, golf course and the provision of recreation/leisure centres, and multi user games areas.
7) Burial Grounds: Through the provision of good quality, well maintained burial facilities.


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Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding public holidays

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        Since 1 January 2014, responsibility for public water supplies has transferred from local authorities to Irish Water, the new national water services authority. Cork City Council operates public water supplies on behalf of Irish Water.


        Drinking Water & Waste Water Service Requests - 24 Hours 

        Faults Water Supply and Waste Water       1850 278278

        Domestic Billing Queries                           1850 448448

        Commercial Water Queries                       1850 778778 

        Irish Water


Flooding Management & Surface Water Queries (021) 4924514

Blocked Road Gullies – Roads Directorate          (021) 4924758

Waste Management:
Landfill Site/Pollution (021) 492 4299 / 492 4533

Waste Operations:
Litter and Dumping (021) 492 4299 

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Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010

Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010


The owner/operator of any premises at which six or more female dogs capable of breeding (defined as being more than six months old) are kept is required to apply to the relevant Local Authority for registration of those premises under the Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010.  The only exception to this requirement is a Local Authority Dog Pound.  Note, the legislation is so drafted that dog charities, dog boarding kennels and even private homes may well come within the definition of ‘dog breeding establishment’ as given in the Act.  It is advisable for every person keeping six or more dog, even for a short time, to study the Act to see if it applies.

To make an application to Cork City Council under the Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010 please complete the application form hereunder and return to the Senior Staff Officer, Recreation & Sport Section, Environment & Recreation Directorate, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.

Each Local Authorities is obliged to keep a Register of Dog Breeding Establishments within its functional area and make it available for public viewing.  In Cork City the register is available for viewing at the Reception Desk, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork

Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010(94KB) This Act came into force on 1st January 2012. To allow time for applications and inspections the enforcement did not begin until 1st July 2012.

Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010 Application Form(114KB)

Dog Breeding Establishments Act Guidelines(228KB) Guidelines for the housing, care and transportation of dogs at premises to which the Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010 applies.