Cork City Council will hold its first online Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 9 November at 5.30pm which will be live streamed on its website.
Members of the public will be able to watch the live-streamed meeting of council from Cork City Council’s website (www.corkcity.ie) on Monday 9 November at 5.30pm, following a new order from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on 20 October 2020.
In accordance with the Statutory Instrument (S.I.) No. 445 of 2020, given effect by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Mr. Darragh O’Brien T.D. on 20 October 2020 to allow for meetings to be held remotely by local authorities. In recognition of the current Covid-19 Public Health advice, Cork City Council will commence holding Ordinary Meetings of Council online from Monday next, 9 November.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Joe Kavanagh welcomed the livestreaming initiative, saying: “This is a historic moment for Cork City Council which sees the Elected Members of the Council deciding to hold the first ever ordinary meeting of Cork City Council remotely. This is so important during the current Level 5 restrictions and in the spirit of public health guidelines. It is imperative during these challenging times that members of the public and the media can access our council meetings in a safe environment for all. We remain hopeful that we will meet again in person as soon as possible.”