List of descriptive sentences about Cork: Internationally competitive and locally rich; An ethos of dynamism, excellence & high quality; equality of opportunity regardless of standing; transparent & effective local governance; A beautiful & friendly city by the Lee; A global village; A diversity of cultures with equality for all; Transforming our vision into reality; dynamic & confident in addressing change; cross-sectoral input & ownership; Making the city the best place to live, work & enjoy; A healthy & happy city; Lifelong learning as the fuel for city growth;


Glossary of terms

AA                           Appropriate Assessment

AIRO                       All-Island Research Observatory

BIC                          Business Innovation Centre

BID                          Business Improvement District

CASP                       Cork Area Strategic Plan


CCTv                       Cork Community Television

CCP                         Cork City Partnership


CDB                         City Development Board

CDP                         City Development Plan

CEF                          Cork Environmental Forum

CIT                          Cork Institute of Technology

CLDATF                  Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force

CORE                      Cork City Centre Partnership

CSO                         Central Statistics Office

CYPSC                     Children and Young People’s Services Committee

DEIS                        Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools

DJEI                         Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

DSP                         Department of Social Protection

ECOC                      European Capital of Culture

ED                           Electoral District

EI                             Enterprise Ireland

EPA                         Environment Protection Agency

ESRI                        Economic and Social Research Institute

EU                           European Union

FDI                          Foreign Direct Investment

FMAC                     Frameworks Media and Archive Centre

FRC                         Family Resource Centre

GDP                        Gross Domestic Product

HSE                         Health Service Executive

ICT                          Information and Communications Technology

ISP                          Integrated Services Programme

JPC                          Joint Policing Committee

CCCC                       Cork City Childcare Committee

CESCA                     Cork Equal & Sustainable Communities Alliance

CETB                       Cork Education and Training Board

CIT                          Cork Institute of Technology

CSP                         Cork Sports Partnership

CWTN                     Cork Woman’s Traveller Network

CYPSC                     Children and Young Persons Services Committee

LCDC                       Local Community Development Committee

LECP                       Local Economic and Community Plan

LEO                         Local Enterprise Office

LGBT                       Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

NDTRS                    National Drugs Treatment Reporting System

NEET                       Not in Employment, Education or Training

NESC                       National Economic & Social Council

NIA                         Natura Impact Assessment

NPF                         National Planning Framework

NSS                         National Spatial Strategy

POWSCAR             Place of Work, School or College, Census of Anonymised Records

PPN                        Public Participation Network

RAPID                     Revitalising Areas through Planning Investment and Development

RSES                        Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies

SEAI                        Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

SAC                         Special Area of Conservation

SDGs                       (The UN’s) Strategic Development Goals

SEA                         Strategic Environmental Assessment

SICAP                   Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

SME                        Small and Medium sized Enterprise

SOLAS                    An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna

SPA                         Special Protection Areas

SPC                         Strategic Policy Committee

SRA                         Southern Regional Assembly

SRDATF                 South Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force

TII                           Transport Infrastructure Ireland

TUSLA                    Child and Family Agency

UCC                        University College Cork

UNESCO                 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

WHO                      World Health Organisation