Kelly appoints independent boundary review group for Cork City & County



DuineEile

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So.

A commission to see if it should be enlarged. If it agrees, he gets what he wants. If it doesn't he is at no loss from the present situation.


Hmmmn. Gerrymandering has gone subtle I see.


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County Council won't like to see the city eating into its commercial rates on the outskirts.
 

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County Council won't like to see the city eating into its commercial rates on the outskirts.
which is why they are not are not being allowed near the review group !

A greater harbour municipalityy would make sense
 

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Ah the People's Republic of Cork seeks to end partition....
 

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500,000 people in one council area?
In the rural areas of Cork there are many examples of relict Hominid populations including an interesting Neandertaloid Sub-Speicies in West Cork. Therefore it wouldn't be 500,000 "people".
 
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FWIW Cork City Council recommended this back in 2006....

 

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Within a small concentrated area. Cork is big.
Again so? Cork County today effectively makes up the Greater Cork Area, with Cork City at its centre. Merging the two local authorities would represent enormous economies of scale, which was why the cities of Limerick and Waterford were amalgamated into their own counties. If their is a boundary extension it would only be a temporary solution and the County Council would be back to approving developments on the citys periphery, outside the city council zone. And then ANOTHER boundary review would need to take place, and again, and again.
 

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Merging Cork City and County Councils is really not on. But extending the City Council along the lines of the above map would appear to be on the money. Cork County Council could then move their HQ out of that grotesque building on the Western Road to Mallow or Ballincollig maybe. There might still be space going in the old Murphy's Barracks.
 

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Merging Cork City and County Councils is really not on. But extending the City Council along the lines of the above map would appear to be on the money. Cork County Council could then move their HQ out of that grotesque building on the Western Road to Mallow or Ballincollig maybe. There might still be space going in the old Murphy's Barracks.
There was another proposal some time back to bring the entire Cork Metro region under a single authority......



If boundary expansion is the preferred plan then they should be ambitious and make the entire metro area one city region under Cork City Council. Dublins four local authorities need to likewise be merged into a new Dublin metro authority. The trend in England and the continent is for city regions, Ireland should do likewise.
 

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That would be like The Anschluss and just as dangerous.
One notable FG intellect claimed that the people of Waterford were taking over North Waterford because they were interested in "Lebensraumt".
 

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There was another proposal some time back to bring the entire Cork Metro region under a single authority......



If boundary expansion is the preferred plan then they should be ambitious and make the entire metro area one city region under Cork City Council. Dublins four local authorities need to likewise be merged into a new Dublin metro authority. The trend in England and the continent is for city regions, Ireland should do likewise.


Does that diagram look very gynecological ?

(It's just me, isn't it..)
 


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