"I am privileged to be asked by the Government, and specifically the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr. Alan Kelly to Chair the Cork Local Government Committee, and specifically to carry out an objective and independent review of Local Government arrangements in Cork City and County, including the boundary of Cork City.
The Committee has a lot of work to do, and I would like to thank the members of the Committee for giving of their time and energy as we now begin our task. We look forward to engaging with Cork City Council and Cork County Council and all the key stakeholders in the weeks and months ahead.
The specific objective of the Review is to prepare a Report making recommendations on:
Uppermost in our minds will be to determine and recommend to Government the Local Government Model which works best for Cork as whole (the city and county), and one that: