New framework for Town Centre renewal will benefit towns in Cork – says Senator Tim Lombard

New framework for Town Centre renewal will benefit towns in Cork – says Senator Tim Lombard

27 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim LombardCarrigaline based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has said that the newly announced framework for Town Centre renewal will be of enormous benefit to towns and villages throughout Cork. The framework aims to address the need for greater collaboration and support for town centre renewal […]

EUROPEAN UNION: Seminar in Cork on ‘Your rights as a European Citizen’

EUROPEAN UNION:  Seminar in Cork on ‘Your rights as a European Citizen’

27 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Environmental Pillar will hold a seminar with MEP Liadh Ni Riada tomorrow (Friday, 28 April 2017) to highlight Irish people’s rights to access information as EU citizens. The interactive seminar – Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as a European Citizen – will take place […]

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 […]

National Minimum Wage is being treated as a STANDARD RATE by many employers – warns Cork City Cllr

National Minimum Wage is being treated as a STANDARD RATE by many employers – warns Cork City Cllr

26 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Data shows that National Minimum Wage is being treated as a standard rate by many employers Cork Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has said that data released by the Central Statistics Office today (Wednesday) shows that what is meant to be a statutory National Minimum Wage is in […]

Minister Coveney re-affirms his commitment to tackling homelessness

Minister Coveney re-affirms his commitment to tackling homelessness

26 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., noted the publication of the March Homeless Figures this week National Figures March 2017 Homeless Adults 4,909 Homeless Families 1,256 Dependents 2,563 “The figures for March are a stark indicator of the challenges we face as […]

Housing completion stats must be independently verified – McGrath

Housing completion stats must be independently verified – McGrath

25 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 2016 new homes built: 2,076 units or 14,932? Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said it is time for the statistics on the completion of new housing units to be independently verified in order that policy making can be based on accurate and reliable data. Deputy McGrath […]

Early Years Intervention motion – from a Cork branch – passed at Labour conference

Early Years Intervention motion – from a Cork branch – passed at Labour conference

24 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Blackrock/Mahon Labour Party branch were successful in a motion to the Labour Party conference in Wexford last weekend on the provision of ringfenced funding for Early Years Intervention. “Thousands of families live with the lack of assessment and intervention for their children far beyond legislation allows because […]

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