CARRIGALINE is to be considered for the installation of free public WIFI.
County Hall executive Nicola Radley said the local authority would assess the range of the WIFI to see if it would be viable from Carrigaline town library and how much of the town could be covered.
The Carrigaline Municipal District agreed to write to the broadband officer for Cork County Council and suggest Carrigaline as one of the areas to benefit from the four free public wifi vouchers, valued at €15,000 each, obtained from the WiFi4EU competition.
Fine Gael Councillor Liam O’Connor said it would be of great benefit to the public and to visitors coming to Carrigaline which has a population of over 16,000.
Crosshaven-based Fianna Fáil Councillor Audrey Buckley supported the motion, saying that it was something she would love to see in the county town.
Ms Buckley made the point that there was a danger public wifi would result in gangs of youths congregating on street corners while using their phones.