Item 1 - The Old Custom House Cork: 11th November, 2020 - Plans for "Ireland's tallest building" (Irish Examiner) to be built in Cork city have been delayed following a planning appeal. Planning Permission was granted in October by Cork City Council to the Tower Holdings Group for the €150 million, 140-metre hotel, as the development is located on Custom House Quay, Cork, the complex will be built on land owned by the state. Cork's Custom House was designed by William Hargrav
Introduction Last August, The National Transport Authority (NTA) proposed a “Luas" light rail line between Ballincollig, a small rural village close to UCC, and Mahon Point, an emerging development zone adjacent to the extensive port lands of Cork city. This line will be 17 kilometers in length, with 25 projected stops along the line, these include include key locations such as UCC, CIT, Kent Station, Patrick’s Street, with the terminus at Mahon. The Proposed Cork Luas Networ
Coastal protection works costing €25 million to prevent coastal erosion in parts of East Cork were mothballed 20 years ago and the rate of land loss is accelerating. Youghal There is coastal erosion from Youghal's Claycastle beach to Pilmore beach, the lack of groynes is leading to sand continuously blown off Youghal's Front Strand beach, with areas inaccessable due to increasing coastal erosion.
Youghal town relies heavily on tourism and further erosion of its beaches could