Castlepook Wind Farm awards over €50,000 to community groups in Ballyhoura and North County Cork

Castlepook Wind Farm awards over €50,000 to community groups in Ballyhoura and North County Cork

28 April 2017 By David Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Funds awarded to 11 community groups including a number of primary schools, GAA club and a scout group Castlepook Power DAC, the ESB / Coillte joint venture wind farm located near Doneraile in Ballyhoura Forest, Co Cork has selected the first annual Community Development Fund beneficiaries. More than […]

M20 motorway must be built from Cork to Limerick direct, not via Tipperary – Aindrias Moynihan

M20 motorway must be built from Cork to Limerick direct, not via Tipperary – Aindrias Moynihan

27 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Call for public to let Government know their views on Capital Plan Review Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan (Fianna Fail) has said that those suggesting that the M20 motorway project between Cork and Limerick should be replaced by a spur linking Limerick to the Cork-Dublin motorway don’t […]

HEALTH: “Nationalise Publicly-Funded Hospitals Owned by Religious Orders” – says Cork Solidarity TD

HEALTH: “Nationalise Publicly-Funded Hospitals Owned by Religious Orders” – says Cork Solidarity TD

26 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Cental Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that the Dail’s Future of Healthcare committee must address the issue of the ownership of publicly-funded hospitals by religious institutions in the wake of the National Maternity Hospital controversy. Deputy Barry, Solidarity-PBP’s representative on the Future of Healthcare […]

HORSE RACING: Cork Sports Clubs Go Racing at Cork Racecourse Mallow

HORSE RACING: Cork Sports Clubs Go Racing at Cork Racecourse Mallow

26 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork Sports Clubs Go Racing at Cork Racecourse Mallow Hudson Taylor in Concert After Racing ‘Cork Sports Clubs Go Racing’ is a new fundraising initiative created by Cork Racecourse Mallow to allow local sports clubs to fundraise for their respective clubs at their race-meeting on Friday evening, May 5th. […]

Closure of acute hospital beds unforgivable – says Cork TD Billy Kelleher

Closure of acute hospital beds unforgivable – says Cork TD Billy Kelleher

24 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Staff shortage crisis needs to be rectified by the HSE Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said that Minister Harris needs to come up a detailed, realistic plan to recruit the staff the Irish health service needs to function at full capacity. Deputy Kelleher was commenting […]

Irish Government must rethink role of religious orders in HEALTH and EDUCATION – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

Irish Government must rethink role of religious orders in HEALTH and EDUCATION – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

21 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada (Sinn Fein) has said the state must rethink its approach to the role of religious orders in running health and education institutions. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after it was revealed that the government has gifted a €300 million state-funded National Maternity […]

ENVIRONMENT: Ireland needs to ban ‘microbeads’ urgently – says Cork opposition TD Sean Sherlock

ENVIRONMENT: Ireland needs to ban ‘microbeads’ urgently – says Cork opposition TD Sean Sherlock

19 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Spokesperson on Climate Change Sean Sherlock has dismissed the Government’s intention to introduce its own bill to ban plastic microbeads as “time wasting.” “There is no reason for the Government to introduce their own bill,” said Deputy Sherlock. “We have been promised new politics, but nearly every […]

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