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 […]

ANTI FOULING: Mayor of County Cork asks dog owners to keep public parks litter free

ANTI FOULING: Mayor of County Cork asks dog owners to keep public parks litter free

21 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie With school holidays, tourist season and outdoor activities in full swing during the fine weather, Cork County Council is reminding dog owners of the importance of removing any dog waste from public areas and parks. The Council has run a number of awareness campaigns in the past and […]

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 […]

EXPORT FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard welcomes news that US Government approves Irish Beef

EXPORT FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard welcomes news that US Government approves Irish Beef

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator and member of the joint Agriculture, Food and the Marine committee, Tim Lombard, has said that the US Government approval of the unique, high quality of Irish Beef is great news for beef farmers here in Cork. Tim Lombard told TheCork.ie “After a […]

WEST CORK GETS JUNIOR MINISTER: Fine Gael TD Jim Daly becomes ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’

WEST CORK GETS JUNIOR MINISTER: Fine Gael TD Jim Daly becomes ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Clonakilty based Fine Gael TD Jim Daly is to be promoted to a Junior Ministerial position. The title of the post will be ‘Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People’ and it will be attached to the Department of Health. The position of Minister of State […]

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 […]

BREXIT: Children’s Rights must be a priority in negotiations – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

BREXIT: Children’s Rights must be a priority in negotiations – says Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

19 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on the Irish Government to ensure that the Rights of Children remain a priority for all throughout the Brexit negotiations that commence today. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said; “Both the British Government and the EU […]

PUBLIC SAFETY: Passenger Name Records vital in next steps in the fight against terrorism – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

PUBLIC SAFETY: Passenger Name Records vital in next steps in the fight against terrorism – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

19 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie As a Europol report shows an expected rise in returned foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria to Europe, Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has said that EU initiatives on Passenger Name Records (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime will […]

GAA: New Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium in Cork WILL open just in time to host All Ireland Quarter Finals

GAA: New Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium in Cork WILL open just in time to host All Ireland Quarter Finals

18 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Blackrock based local Area Representative for the Labour Party Peter Horgan has welcomed confirmation that Pairc Ui Chaoimh will open and host the All Ireland Quarter Finals. “The State investment in this project is not insignificant at €30 million and was approved by my colleague, Labour Party Leader […]

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