Cork City & County Archives

Cork City CouncilCork County CouncilUniversity College Cork
Funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council & UCC
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Services to Local Government

Under the Local Government Act 2001, Section 80, it is a statutory obligation of local government to provide for the proper management, custody, care and conservation of local records and local archives, and for the public inspection of local archives under a 30 year rule. 

CCCA provides the following services:

  • CCCA is the designated repository for the management, custody, care and preservation of the archives of Cork City Council and Cork County Council and their precursor agencies.
  • Research and public inspection of local authority archives under the general 30 year rule.
  • Managing restricted access to records that require a longer general closure period owing to their containing sensitive information and/or personal data.
  • Managing Freedom of Information and Data Protection requests in relation to archives kept at CCCA.
  • Appraisal and selection of local authority records as regards their archival value and with reference to the National Retention Policy for Local Government Records.
  • Authorisation and certification of local records for destruction.
  • Records management and data protection advice.
  • Contribute to/advise on events and projects touching on the history and heritage of the Councils and their precursor agencies, and Cork city and county generally.

National Retention Policy 2002