Cllr Damian Boylan reports

Sports on the Green. I am proud to work with Cork ETB & Cork Sports Partnership to deliver sports sessions for children in housing estates throughout the city this Summer. So far this has taken place in 40 venues!

Essential construction and Bridge maintenance is taking place on Wyse’s Bridge Killard, it started on July 15th for approximately 5 weeks, with the road being closed for the first 2 weeks and then single-lane traffic for the following 3 weeks.

I was delighted to open Pride in the Park, one of 37 different events organised over the course of Pride week, another being the newest and most colourful additions to Cork City’s public realm, two Progress Rainbow Crossings with huge support from Cork City Council. This is a “Visible and physical symbol of Cork’s commitment to being an open, welcoming and inclusive city.”

Construction of a retaining wall and footpath on the R579 near Healys Bridge started on the 26th of July for approximately 22 weeks. Single-lane traffic will be in operation for most of the construction. After many years of pursuing this, the beginnings of a full pathway between Healy’s Bridge and Leemount has now started as Cork City Council will be installing approximately 80m of new 2m wide concrete footpath along the R579 to fill a gap in connectivity and to improve safety at the bend. In order to install the footpath we need to install a retaining wall adjacent, also for approximately 80m.