Cork Labour TD Sean Sherlock wants people to speak more Irish

Cork Labour TD Sean Sherlock wants people to speak more Irish

18 May 20016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking in the Dáil Deputy Sherlock remarked: “Let us get away from hackneyed debate and encourage more to speak Irish.” Gabhaim buíochas as an deis labhairt anseo inniu. Níl mo chuid Gaeilge ró-mhaith, ach táim ag cleachtadh. I mBunreacht na hÉireann aithnítear an Ghaeilge már ár dteanga phríomha […]

Labour TD welcomes pay increase for student nurses

Labour TD welcomes pay increase for student nurses

22 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork Labour Party TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that student nurses are to see an increase in their pay. Deputy McCarthy commented: “This is good news for student nurses in West Cork. I would like to commend my Labour Party colleagues Minister Kathleen Lynch and Minister […]

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce to host West Cork Election debate this evening

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce to host West Cork Election debate this evening

18 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” event in the Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty, West Cork tonight at 8 pm The following candidates will be in attendance; 1. Alan Coleman 2. Michael Collins 3. Jim Daly 4. Theresa Heaney 5. Rachel McCarthy 6. Michael McCarthy […]

Innishannon says ‘NO’ to election posters

Innishannon says ‘NO’ to election posters

12 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Innishannon, Co Cork has joined a growing list of Cork towns that will have no election posters erected. The Innishannon Tidy Towns committee have asked all political parties and candidates to refrain from erecting posters within the village. The request is a voluntary one, but so far it’s […]

Ciaran Lynch welcomes €56.25m for Housing Adaptation Grants

Ciaran Lynch welcomes €56.25m for Housing Adaptation Grants

3 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD Ciaran Lynch (Labour) has welcomed the announcement that €56.25 million is available in 2016 for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses, an increase of €5.75 million on the funding allocated last year. Deputy Lynch sent TheCork.ie […]

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

2 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks away. If the election is held at the end of February, as widely expected, the deadline for inclusion […]

Government provide more than €4.6m for OAP and Disability Housing Adaptations in Cork

Government provide more than €4.6m for OAP and Disability Housing Adaptations in Cork

2 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie €4,684,469 million will be made available in Cork in 2016 for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses. Overall €56.25 million is being made available nationally to allow extensions to be built for people with a disability as well as housing […]

Emergency humanitarian support scheme expanded to cover Small businesses devastated by floods

Emergency humanitarian support scheme expanded to cover Small businesses devastated by floods

2 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork TD Michael McCarthy (Labour) has welcomed an announcement today that the criteria for the emergency humanitarian support scheme administered by the Irish Red Cross will be expanded to small businesses affected by recent flooding. In establishing the scheme, the nature of the emergency response required an […]

Clonakilty, West Cork to get new Fire Station

Clonakilty, West Cork to get new Fire Station

1 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Clonakilty, West Cork is to get new Fire Station. The announcement is part of a new €40m programme of construction / refurbishment of 26 fire stations for the five year period 2016 – 2020. The programme will see 16 new fire station construction projects initiated between now and […]