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  • Area: Cork
  • Date: 02/03/2018
  • Time: 7:07pm
  • Subject: PRESS RELEASE - SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE RESUMPTION OF CITY COUNCIL SERVICES

PRESS RELEASE - SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE March 2nd, 2018 - 19.00 RESUMPTION OF CITY COUNCIL SERVICES To deal with the issues arising from the recent severe weather over the past 2 days, a number of Cork City Council services were suspended as resources were deployed to respond to emergency situations. In view of the forecasted improvement in weather conditions, the City Council is now planning to reinstate normal weekend services, as weather conditions and circumstances allow. To facilitate the resumption of normal city centre business activity, the public car-parks at Paul Street and North Main Street will be open at 12.00 Midday. The Park and Ride service at Kinsale Road will come back into service when the public bus system resumes. The following Cork City Council services / facilities will also resume at 12.00 Midday: • Public Libraries • Public Museum • Public Parks, including Fitzgerald Park • Leisure world Swimming Pools at Churchfield and Bishopstown The public is advised that services will not be resuming tomorrow (Saturday) at the following locations: • Douglas Swimming Pool • Civic Amenity Site, Kinsale Road • Lifetime Lab The City Council welcomes the resumption of services and wishes to thank Members of the Public for their patience and forbearance over the past number of days. Finally, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Fergal Dennehy has repeated the appeal to the public to be mindful of the elderly and vulnerable within their communities: "We have seen a terrific response from agencies and organisations in responding to the exceptional demands created by truly exceptional weather," said the Deputy Lord Mayor. "Communities too have responded in kind. As the weather crisis unwinds, I am asking people to look in on elderly and vulnerable neighbours to make sure that they are well."