E.U. GIVES FREE-TRAVEL TO YOUNG PEOPLE: Irish students encouraged to avail of free interrail tickets

E.U. GIVES FREE-TRAVEL TO YOUNG PEOPLE: Irish students encouraged to avail of free interrail tickets

18 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Co Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada is encouraging Irish students to take advantage of free interrail tickets being offered by the EU. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the Culture and Education Committee, urged students to avail of the scheme which will allow […]

TRAFFIC CALMING: Speed ramps installed on Assumption Road, Blackpool

TRAFFIC CALMING: Speed ramps installed on Assumption Road, Blackpool

18 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Fianna Fail Councillor Dr John Sheehan has welcomed the introduction of speed ramps on Assumption Road. “I believe these speed ramps will act as a deterrent to drivers thinking about speeding on the assumption road. Cars going at slower speeds will make it safer for other […]

POLITICS: Cork MEP lays out fisheries position to EU Commissioner

POLITICS: Cork MEP lays out fisheries position to EU Commissioner

17 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada held a bilateral meeting with European Commissioner for Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, in the European Parliament this week. The Ireland South MEP met with Mr Vella to discuss the current state and future for Irish fisheries, Brexit and access to funding […]

CORK POLITICS: Micheál Martin speech at Killarney Economic Conference

CORK POLITICS: Micheál Martin speech at Killarney Economic Conference

13 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Below is the speech of Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil, as delivered at the Killarney Economic Conference this afternoon. I would like to congratulate the organisers of this conference for putting together such a diverse and challenging programme. Brexit isn’t a minor side issue or abstract […]

Additional funding for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple

Additional funding for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple

12 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that additional funding has been made available for the Seniors Alert Scheme following a massive increase in applications for the free personalised alarms for people over 65. “The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support […]

POLITICS: Cork TD accuses Government of “fiddling the figures” on number of new houses built

POLITICS: Cork TD accuses Government of “fiddling the figures” on number of new houses built

9 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD for Cork North Central Mick Barry this morning questioned whether the Government are “fiddling the figures” on the number of new houses built in the country last year. The Government claim that 17,309 new houses were built in the country in the first 11 months of […]

EAST CORK: Civic Reception recognising achievements of Cobh and Glounthaune Tidy Towns Committees

EAST CORK: Civic Reception recognising achievements of Cobh and Glounthaune Tidy Towns Committees

9 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cobh Municipal District – of Cork County Council – held a civic reception to honour the volunteers of Cobh and Glounthaune Tidy Towns Committees this evening. It was to mark their successes in the 2017 National Tidy Towns Awards. Photographer David Keane was at Cobh Town Hall: […]

CORK POLITICS: Minister Stanton welcomes further developments at Dunkettle Interchange

CORK POLITICS: Minister Stanton welcomes further developments at Dunkettle Interchange

9 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed Cork County Council confirmation that works are progressing at the Dunkettle Interchange site. Works are ongoing in the area north of the existing N25 roadway and Minister Stanton understands that […]

FINANCE: Cork TD welcomes inclusion of Pre-2006 mortgages included in Tracker Mortgage Examination

FINANCE: Cork TD welcomes inclusion of Pre-2006 mortgages included in Tracker Mortgage Examination

8 January 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Central Bank confirmation a welcome relief for some customers The Central Bank of Ireland has confirmed to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath (Cork South Central TD) that customers who took out their mortgage prior to 2006 are included in the Tracker Mortgage Examination. Deputy McGrath commented, […]

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