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Association believes that the current legislation on the management and upkeep of rented properties is minimal, outdated and in urgent need of change to make it relevant to 2020.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.


14.10.2021 Thanks to UCC Students Union for inviting residents to join them in a cleanup of the roads around UCC. It was fabulous to be invited into the UCC Community Garden, a hidden gem just off College Road.

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:


26.07.2021 Residents, please note that the proposed Cork City Development Plan is now open for submissions by all, including residents. We are asking as many residents as possible to make submissions based on maintaining a sustainable family and age friendly community in our area and, to achieve this, to commit to a regeneration plan for the area. We are also asking residents to contact the local councillors individually to support them. More information on the plan are available on the City Council website:

20.07.2021 Many thanks to the organisational skills of Phyllis, Catherine and Aidan for setting up the fabulous summer party on Saturday 10th of July. Thanks to the residents for the huge turnout, it was a really enjoyable few hours.

14.06.2021 There was a big turnout on Saturday for the Spring Clean. Thanks to everyone for participating and a special big thanks for the fabulous cakes and goodie bags!

Spring clean up 2021
Spring Cleanup 2021

11.06.2021 Residents are holding a Silent Vigil today at 2:30pm outside a private rented house on Magazine Road, because of persistent noise and anti-social behaviour from the house. The association wishes to highlight the failure of the landlord in his duty of care to his neighbours.

09.06.2021 Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters,

27.05.2021 Read the latest press release relating to the PRTB.

05.05.2021 Residents plant trees in memory of those from the area lost to Covid-19. Facilitated by Cork City Council Parks and Recreation Department, residents planted cherry, apple, and hazel trees along School Path, the narrow park that runs from the end of Magazine Road, by Dennehys Cross, to Wilton Road, by the cemetery. Read about it in the EchoLive.

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

29.03.2021 Press Release: Cork City Council calls on Government to introduce legislation for HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupancy)


05.03.2021 Jess Casey: Covid adds an extra dimension to long-term problem of partying students, Irish Examiner

04.03.2021 Cork residents’ association claims landlords are renting ‘summer party houses’ & should face prosecution,

04.03.2021 Limerick street party: Hundreds of students face threat of suspension for ‘deplorable behaviour’, Irish Independent

03.03.2021 Magazine Road Residents Hit Out At Landlords In Their Area Planning To Let Out Houses For Summer Parties, RedFM

03.03.2021 Cork residents in college area fear repeat of last summer’s lockdown house parties, Echo Live

03.03.2021 Residents near UCC fear summer of Magaluf-style parties, Irish Examiner

02.03.2021 Healy-Rae largest landlord in Dáil with 16 properties, register reveals, Irish Examiner

25.02.2021 New student accommodation supply to fall by more than 50%, Irish Times

24.02.2021 Letters to the Editor: Cork student housing needs to be addressed, Irish Examiner

30.01.2020 Read an interesting Irish Times article, by Frank McDonald.

15.02.2021 Irish Examiner Editorial

Irish Examiner Editorial

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

12.01.2021 Early in the 2020, residents met with Cork CoCo to discuss improvements to the park known as School path, which runs between Magazine Road, by Pres Fields , and Glasheen Road, close to St. Finbarrs Cemetery. Read the proposal.

17.12.2021 Challenge mounted against student accommodation development in Cork city, Irish Examiner

10.01.2021 Read the latest Cork CoCo PPN newsletter

10.01.2021 About 50 residents attended a lengthy but enjoyable RA meeting at the end of November, hosted on Zoom. Many thanks to the Cllrs, public representatives, the community guard, and UCC Campus Watch for attending.

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