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Association believes that the current legislation on the management and upkeep of rented properties is minimal, outdated and in urgent need of change to make it relevant to 2020.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.
29.03.2021 Press Release: Cork City Council calls on Government to introduce legislation for HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupancy)PressRelease_29_march_2021
05.03.2021 Jess Casey: Covid adds an extra dimension to long-term problem of partying students, Irish Examiner
04.03.2021 Limerick street party: Hundreds of students face threat of suspension for ‘deplorable behaviour’, Irish Independent
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
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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