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 Magazine Road Resident’s Association was set up in April 2017 to represent the residents of Magazine Road and the surrounding area, 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Association believes that the current legislation on the management and upkeep of rented properties is minimal, outdated and in urgent need of change to make it relevant to 2020.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.


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 Irish Times article Frank McDonald: The ‘Planning Industrial Complex’ is in overdrive in Dublin


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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