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 […]

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 […]

ARMY: Bravery award for Jadotville veterans the least the State can do – says Cork TD

ARMY: Bravery award for Jadotville veterans the least the State can do – says Cork TD

13 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin (A Cork South Cental TD)has welcomed the decision today by the Government to award medals for bravery to the men who served at the Battle of Jadotville in 1961. “This announcement comes after a long, and often fruitless campaign, by the families of […]

FARMING: Fianna Fail will introduce €60,000 ceiling for CAP payments – says West Cork TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

FARMING: Fianna Fail will introduce €60,000 ceiling for CAP payments – says West Cork TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

11 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West has said that her party’s commitment to seeking a reduction of the current Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) ceiling to €60,000 will safeguard future farm incomes for the vast majority of Cork farmers. “The current BPS structure needs immediate change following the […]

POLITICS: Compromise on local authority merger makes sense for Cork City and County – says Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin

POLITICS: Compromise on local authority merger makes sense for Cork City and County – says Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin

9 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD, Micheál Martin has welcomed the “ditching” of the proposed merger of Cork City and County Councils by the Government. “For nearly two years, I have been warning that this proposal would be bad for Cork, and bad for the entire South West region. “Common […]

COUNTY CORK FLOODS: Slow progress on ‘Baile Bhuirne – Ballymakeera’ Flood Relief Works

COUNTY CORK FLOODS: Slow progress on ‘Baile Bhuirne – Ballymakeera’ Flood Relief Works

3 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Contracts to be signed on Freshwater Pear Mussel Investigations this month  Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that although he expects progress on the promised flood relief works in Baile Bhuirne and Ballymakeera later this summer; the process has been painfully slow. Deputy Moynihan made the […]

AGRICULTURE: Fair deal scheme isn’t working for farmers – warns opposition Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

AGRICULTURE: Fair deal scheme isn’t working for farmers – warns opposition Cork TD Aindrias Moynihan

2 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Government must fulfil commitments to change scheme Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan says the Government must honour its commitment to review the impact of the Fair Deal Scheme on farmers and family businesses such as shops or rural pubs. Deputy Moynihan made the comments as the Dáil debated […]

HEALTH: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesman on Health Billy Kelleher welcomes news that Religious orders will NOT be involved in new Hospital

HEALTH: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesman on Health Billy Kelleher welcomes news that Religious orders will NOT be involved in new Hospital

29 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said the Sisters of Charity have taken the right decision to remove themselves from the operation of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Group, and the new National Maternity Hospital. “This decision, I believe, is in the best interests of both the […]

POLITICS: Minister’s €1m contribution to M20 Cork-Limerick Motorway is TOO SMALL – says Cork TD

POLITICS: Minister’s €1m contribution to M20 Cork-Limerick Motorway is TOO SMALL – says Cork TD

25 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that the paltry €1 million allocation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland to engage in preliminary works on the promised M20 motorway project is an insult to the people of Cork and Limerick. “Sanctioning €1million is an attempt by Minister […]

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