BONFIRE NIGHT: What do see and do in Cork City? – Cork City Council running 5 events

BONFIRE NIGHT: What do see and do in Cork City? – Cork City Council running 5 events

22 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dowtcha Puppets have built some jaw-dropping bonfire sculptures with local youth groups as part of Cork City Council’s family friendly Bonfire Night celebrations tomorrow Friday, June 23. This is the 10th anniversary of the hugely successful event, Young people created sculptures with Dowtcha Puppets in parks at Mahon, […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Must press ahead with boundary extension – Four Lord Mayors issue a statement outlining why

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Must press ahead with boundary extension – Four Lord Mayors issue a statement outlining why

21 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council wants to expand it’s boundary, but doing so would come at the expense of Cork County Council. The most recent report – the Mackinnon Report – into the long running issue recommends an extension of the City. Since the initiation of the Cork Local Government […]

FARM SAFETY: Don’t let standards slip during warm weather – says Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

FARM SAFETY: Don’t let standards slip during warm weather – says Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

21 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister Creed urges farmers to prioritise farm safety The recently reappointed Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, has issued a fresh appeal to farmers and contractors alike to prioritise farm safety as the current warm weather sees a large amount of farm activity taking place throughout the […]

CORK NEEDS MOTORWAYS AND BROADBAND: otherwise the jobs and business battle with Dublin will be lost

CORK NEEDS MOTORWAYS AND BROADBAND: otherwise the jobs and business battle with Dublin will be lost

21 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ibec makes submission to the Mid-Term review of Government’s Capital Plan Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called upon Government to increase investment in regional infrastructure, claiming that failure to adopt a more ambitious capital plan would accentuate the growing imbalance between the regions and the […]

TACKLING CRIME: Cork based Sinn Féin Justice spokesman calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation

TACKLING CRIME: Cork based Sinn Féin Justice spokesman calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation

21 June 2017, Tuesday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD, speaking on the renewal of certain provisions of the Offences Against the State Act in the Dáil this evening, has said, “a comprehensive review of the emergency legislation in advance of its renewal next year is required.” Teachta O’Brien said […]

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the allocation of €195,600 in CLÁR programme funding for 4 local projects. “I am delighted that €195,600 has been allocated to Cork. It is vitally important that we provide children in isolated rural areas with places to play safely […]

TOURISM: 1.2 million French to read all about Cork

TOURISM: 1.2 million French to read all about Cork

16 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Seven top travel and lifestyle journalists from France have been visiting Cork and Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. Representing 14 different online and print publications, with a combined readership of more than 1.2 million, the journalists travelled from Roscoff to Cork with […]

NORTH CORK: Creed confirms €50,000 for Clondrohid Community Group under CLÁR

NORTH CORK: Creed confirms €50,000 for Clondrohid Community Group under CLÁR

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael has today confirmed €50,000 for the Clondrohid Community Recreational group. The funding is part of the CLÁR programme, which is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and forms part of the Government’s Action Plan […]

CORK FARMING: Michael Creed TD reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

CORK FARMING: Michael Creed TD reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Statement by Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on his reappointment to Cabinet. “I am honoured and humbled to have been reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine by the new Taoiseach and I thank him sincerely for his trust in me. […]

CITY COUNCIL BOUNDARY EXPANSION: Ballincollig residents have questions – says Fianna Fail TD Aindrias Moynihan who has office in the town

CITY COUNCIL BOUNDARY EXPANSION: Ballincollig residents have questions – says Fianna Fail TD Aindrias Moynihan who has office in the town

14 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has called for greater clarity on the proposed move of the village of Ballincollig into Cork City Council. Deputy Moynihan was commenting in response to the announcement, made by Minister Coveney, that Ballincolling, Blarney and other areas near to the edge of […]

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