CORK CITY: City Council Boundary extension on track for 2017 Local Elections

CORK CITY: City Council Boundary extension on track for 2017 Local Elections

6 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has learned that an “Implementation Oversight Group” will oversee the process of the Cork city boundary extension. The Government has said it expects the group to present a detailed implementation plan on the boundary extension “early in the Autumn”. The plan to set […]

HOUSING CRISIS: The reason you cannot find somewhere to rent is that Landlords find Airbnb more profitable than long term lets?

HOUSING CRISIS: The reason you cannot find somewhere to rent is that Landlords find Airbnb more profitable than long term lets?

4 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has renewed its call for Cork local authorities to step up in regulating improper Airbnb rentals as part of efforts to resolve the housing crisis The party renewed its call in Cork after Dublin City Council announced that it was taking action against […]

POLITICS: Cork City Council motion on voter registration positive, but more can be done, says Green Party

POLITICS: Cork City Council motion on voter registration positive, but more can be done, says Green Party

3 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has lent its support to a motion before Cork City Council to make voter registration easier. However, the party has said the proposals could go further. The motion, which is being put forward by Solidarity councilor, Fiona Ryan, would create a “Voter Registration […]

TRANSPORT: A better road network between Cork and other cities would reduce Ireland’s over reliance on Dublin

TRANSPORT: A better road network between Cork and other cities would reduce Ireland’s over reliance on Dublin

26 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Munster has called for a major transport infrastructure investment linking Cork, Limerick and Waterford to create a regional economic counter-balance to Dublin. The plan would see Limerick and Waterford linked by high-capacity roadway, connecting with the Cork-Dublin motorway, as well as investments in rail […]

CONSTRUCTION: Ireland must be stricter on building standards and regulation – says Cork Green Party

CONSTRUCTION: Ireland must be stricter on building standards and regulation – says Cork Green Party

22 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Green Party in Cork said today that the Government must end its hands-off approach to building regulation, following Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s first Dáil defeat on the Green Party’s motion on building standards and regulation. Speaking this evening, Lorna Bogue, the Green Party representative for Cork South Central, challenged […]

CORK CITY EXPANDS: Green Party welcomes report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Arrangements in Cork

CORK CITY EXPANDS: Green Party welcomes report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Arrangements in Cork

9 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party welcomes report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Arrangements in Cork The group, which was set up by Minister Simon Coveney, has recommended to overturn a 2015 report that called for the merger of Cork city and county councils. The new report instead recommends extending […]

NEW CITY CENTRE HOUSING: Green Party in Cork supports social housing development in White Street Carpark

NEW CITY CENTRE HOUSING: Green Party in Cork supports social housing development in White Street Carpark

25 May 207 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has backed a social housing development in the city to replace White Street car park. The car park is currently the site of anti-social behaviour in the South Parish, according to a statement from the Party. The statement also says that building housing on […]

Green Party ask Cork Lord Mayor to stop using his DIESEL Ford Mondeo (provided free by Ford Ireland every year) and switch instead to an ELECTRIC car

Green Party ask Cork Lord Mayor to stop using his DIESEL Ford Mondeo (provided free by Ford Ireland every year) and switch instead to an ELECTRIC car

15 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party and Cork Climate Action today met with the Lord Mayor of Cork, Des Cahill, to discuss Cork’s plans for Earth Hour 2018. The group also discussed steps that the Lord Mayor’s office can take to show leadership in climate action. Earth Hour is an annual […]

WEST CORK: Green Party wants to stop illegal gorse fires in Co Cork

WEST CORK: Green Party wants to stop illegal gorse fires in Co Cork

9 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork said that serious gorse fires – like the the blazes that broke out yesterday at Skibbereen and Schull, and recently in Gougane Barra, Kealkill, and the Sheepshead and Beara peninsulas – will become more prevalent if Minister for Heritage, Heather Humphreys, gets her way […]

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