Carrigtwohill and Glounthaune Residents Asked for Opinion on Boundary Extension

By Seamus Whelehan

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Residents in Carrigtwohill and Glounthaune are asked to attend a special meeting this Wednesday July 5th, 2017 at Carrigtwohill Community Centre.

The meeting which takes place at 8pm will discuss the fallout from the recent McKinnon report, which if implemented, will see 110,000 added to the population of Cork City and 50% of the county’s rate base wiped out overnight, an estimated loss of €80 million.

The expert report has recommended a city expansion that would take in Ballincollig, Douglas Rochestown, Glanmire, Little Island, Carrigtwohill and Cork airport.

Cobh, Monkstown, Passage West and Carrigaline would remain in the county.

Cobh Municipality Chairman Anthony Barry said the extension has the potential to split communities.
The Carrigtwohill based Cllr said “we could have the situation where the community council could end up dealing with two authorities.”
He said the McKinnon report has thrown up more questions than answers and has asked if the City really needs to extend itself as far as Carrigtwohill.
Cllr Barry said it is vital for the communities of Glounthaune and Carrigtwohill to attend Wednesday’s meeting.
He said “if we can make a good argument that Glounthaune and Carrigtwohill should not be included in the new city, the implementation committee may just take it on board.”

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