Cork needs more social housing, and the government are not moving fast enough – says Fianna Fail’s Michael Moynihan TD

22 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Just 173 social housing units begun construction since Jan 2015 Late in 2016 the Housing Minister Simon Coveney announced ambitious plans to build social housing across Ireland, including in Cork City and County Cork. However, today, Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has criticised Minister for Housing Simon […]

Cork TD – FF Leader Micheál Martin – meets 7 EU Prime Ministers and Euro Parliament Chief Brexit Negotiator in Brussels

9 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Stresses need for Special Economic Status for NI and continuation of CTA Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin has said that there is a strong consensus among the seven liberal Prime Ministers, and leaders of ALDE parties, that the negative effects of Brexit must be mitigated against. Deputy Martin […]

Farmers at tipping point over excessive GLAS & AEOS payment delays – Murphy O’Mahony

7 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has criticised Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed over delays in processing 2016 payments to farmers under the agri-environmental schemes GLAS and AEOS. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony made the comments after receiving new information which shows that 609 farmers in […]

Would a loyalty card system benefit Cork City Businesses?

7 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fail City Cllr Ken O’Flynn has called for the introduction of “Loyalty Cards” that would assist small businesses throughout Cork City. Cork City Council initiated a strong radio campaign prior to Christmas, encouraging people to shop local. “However it is imperative that our support for shopping local […]

Cork can benefit from Brexit?

7 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “Cork City will become to become the second largest English speaking city in the EU” That’s the message from Cork City Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn. The Cllr is calling on Cork city council to hold a ‘Brexit Summit’. He said it should a focus on: 1.) How Cork we attract […]

Mobile service providers completely disingenuous on coverage claims – Murphy O’Mahony

3 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Major discrepancy between urban and rural areas Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called for the establishment of a universal service obligation to guarantee a minimum standard for mobile phone services throughout the state. “Despite claims from some operators that they provide 90% […]

Youghal Clock Gate Tower is open for visitors – decade long tourism vision project completed

Youghal Clock Gate Tower is open for visitors – decade long tourism vision project completed

2 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fáilte Ireland, along with Cork County Council, today officially marked the completion of over a decade of works at Youghal’s Clock Gate Tower which will see the iconic building open as a visitor experience. Bringing the historical story of Youghal to life, the attraction now promises to transport […]

Well known Cork businessman James O’Sullivan dies of cancer aged 58

Well known Cork businessman James O’Sullivan dies of cancer aged 58

21 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie James O’Sullivan was well known throughout Cork as director of M&P O’Sullivan Ltd, a cash and carry company founded by his grandfather. He was also known for his involvement and support of numerous charity and community groups in the city and across the county. His passing was announced […]

Govt has no plans to fix absurd division of Carrigaline for rent limits – McGrath

Govt has no plans to fix absurd division of Carrigaline for rent limits – McGrath

14 February 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The government has no plans to fix the “absurd” and artificial division of Carrigaline which has resulted in rent limits applying to one side of the town and not the other, according to local Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath. Deputy McGrath was commenting following a parliamentary reply he […]