Residents Association

Magazine Road and the adjoining streets are in the parish of Glasheen, one of the most historic parts of Cork.  It is located between UCC to the north, Togher and the Lough to the south, Wilton to the west and the city to the east. The area is in close proximity to University College Cork, the Bon Secours hospital, Cork University Hospital, the bird sanctuary at the Lough and the Mardyke recreational park. Schools in the vicinity are the Glasheen Boys National School, Glasheen Girls National School and the Presentation Boys Secondary School, and many other amenities.


The Resident’s Association was set up in April 2017 to represent the residents of the area around UCC, in particular to affirm pride of place for residents and all invested in this area. The resident’s association is open to all residents in the area and meets monthly at No. 110 Horgan’s Buildings.

The Residents Association believes that the current legislation on the management and upkeep of rented properties is minimal, outdated and in urgent need of change to make it relevant to 2020. We believe that planning regulations need changing. If a residential property (even in part) is converted for example to a hairdressing salon or small cafe it requires planning approval. When you convert a residential property to multi occupancy (HMO) it becomes a business and generates huge income for the owners/landlords and so should be subject to the same planning regulations.

Latest:

12.06.2022 Read the minutes from the June RA meeting.

07.06.2022 There was a huge turnout of supporters for the Cork City Marathon and the resident’s association did a pop-up refreshment station, as in previous years. It was great fun despite the rain and the chill, and highly in demand, as the runners powered down Magazine Road. Check out some photos of Marathon 2022.

15.05.2022 Read the Minutes of the May RA meeting.

04.05.2022 If building work is being done in a house close to you, does it need planning permission? This useful guide from the OPR (The Office of the Planning Regulator) has further information.

11.04.2022 Glorious weather and a great attendance at the Spring clean on Saturday 10th April.

08.04.2022 Read the April minutes.

28.03.2022 Fruit tree planting with Glasheen Boys National School on Thursday 31st March at 11am.

28.03.2022 Your Residents Association at the Rebel Spirit Awards, delighted to be there and delighted to be nominated.

10.03.2022 Read the minutes of the latest resident’s association monthly meeting.

10.03.2022 The Resident’s Association is thrilled to be nominated for a Rebel Spirits award for the tree planting initiative along School Path in May of last year. Rebel Spirit awards name finalists to honour Leesiders who ‘did sound things’ throughout pandemic

24.02.2022 Half of rented properties near UCC ‘not registered with the Residential Tenancies Board’, Yay Cork

15.02.2022 After long and hard campaigning, the residents association and UCC are delighted to introduce a new role at the university, that of neighbourhood support officer. UCC creates role to help relations after local residents complain of noisy parties. Evening Echo.

15.02.2022 The cycle path along School Path has finally been completed, so walkers and cyclists have their own respective ways through the park. One of Cork CoCo’s brilliant bicycle maintenance stands has also been installed at the entrance to the park, which is a boon to locals who cycle.

11.02.2022 The monthly meetings of the Residents Association are back on track after Christmas. Read the minutes from the latest meeting.

29.09.2021 Read the Submission – Cork City Dvelopment Plan 2022-2028 put together by the residents of the area.

17.09.2021 Resident’s Association press release:

Press-Release-Antisocial-Behaviour-Sept-21

27.05.2021 Read the latest press release relating to the PRTB.

04.05.2021 Read the responses to the Parliamentary Questions submitted by Colm Burke TD

26.01.2021 Read the statement sent to all political party leaders and to the relevant spokespersons

For more posts from 2021, see the Archive (2021) page.

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