The latest in our series of briefings exploring a month in the life of an Irish council. In our last instalment of 2019 we’re looking at the many achievements and innovations of Cork County Council from the month of November 2019.

Cork County Council is the largest local authority in the country in terms of geographical area. It is also the second-largest authority, both in terms of population and local democracy, with 55 serving elected members. Council operations govern the most unique and diverse combination of areas in the country, with a revenue budget of €338.4 million passed for 2020.

The budget saw a 48.6% increase per capita from last year in monies allocated towards Roads while €365,000 was ring-fenced for Climate Change. A General Municipal Allocation of €1.8m increased spend per capita by 25% across Cork County Council’s eight Municipal Districts, ensuring services are delivered as close to citizens as possible.

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