Fears Cobh tourism will decrease due to outdoor council staff cuts
Concerns have been expressed that tourism in Cobh may be damaged if cuts to outdoor council staff go ahead.
Local councillors fear litter bins will overflow and rubbish will accumulate on the streets when around 100 cruise liners are due to dock there next year.
The Irish Examiner reports that a meeting of the Cobh Municipal District Council heard that the town is to lose four outdoor workers because some of its jurisdiction around Glanmire had been taken over by the city council, and two more are due to retire shortly.
At the County Council’s Budget meeting, assurances were given that additional outdoor staff were to be employed across the entire county
An urgent meeting has now been sought with the Council’s director of services to discuss the issue.