CONCERNS: Ed Sheeran concerts will cause traffic mayhem – traffic management plan needed

CONCERNS: Ed Sheeran concerts will cause traffic mayhem – traffic management plan needed

13 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative[*1] in Cork South Central Peter Horgan has called for a comprehensive traffic management plan for the Blackrock and Ballintemple areas of Cork ahead of three Ed Sheeran concerts next May. “The latest addition of a third concert is no doubt welcomed by fans across […]

EDUCATION: Cork TD wants Government to help with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’

EDUCATION: Cork TD wants Government to help with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’

12 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Parents must be supported with ‘astronomical Back to School Costs’ – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD (Cork South Central) raised concerns about the ever spiralling costs of sending children back to school. The summer months pose some […]

SOCIAL POLICY: ‘affordablechildcare.ie’ website is performing well – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

SOCIAL POLICY: ‘affordablechildcare.ie’ website is performing well – says Cork Senator Tim Lombard

12 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Huge Public response to the Affordable Childcare Campaign – says Senator Parents have been encouraged to inform themselves about childcare supports that will help them financially, and figures indicate a positive public response. Over 173,000 page visits were recorded last month to an information website – affordablechildcare.ie – […]

POLITICS: Why is the Government delaying on M20 Cork to Limerick Motorway?

POLITICS: Why is the Government delaying on M20 Cork to Limerick Motorway?

12 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the upcoming Development Plan must include full funding for the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway otherwise local communities in North Cork will feel that they have been ignored again by the Government. Deputy Moynihan was commenting in advance of […]

LOCAL POLITICS: Field calls for urgent Footpath Maintenance in Glasheen

LOCAL POLITICS: Field calls for urgent Footpath Maintenance in Glasheen

12 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Luke Field, Labour Party Local Area Representative for the Cork City South West ward, has highlighted the poor condition of footpaths in the Glasheen area. ‘The condition of some of these paths is borderline pathetic––you’d feel like you’re taking a gamble just walking along them,’ commented Mr Field. […]

NORTH CORK: Macroom Bypass must be funded as part of Government’s Capital Development Plan – Aindrias Moynihan

NORTH CORK: Macroom Bypass must be funded as part of Government’s Capital Development Plan – Aindrias Moynihan

12 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie €170m must be put on table for people to believe project will progress Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that a failure of the Government to include the funding needed to deliver the promised Macroom Bypass in the expected Capital Plan announcement this week will jeopardise […]

IRISH MILITARY CANNOT JOIN TRADE UNIONS: Cork TD suggests that pay and conditions would improve if Army, Naval Service, and Air Corps personnel could join

IRISH MILITARY CANNOT JOIN TRADE UNIONS: Cork TD suggests that pay and conditions would improve if Army, Naval Service, and Air Corps personnel could join

10 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry today said that the time has arrived for a debate on granting trade union rights for members of the Defence Forces. His comments came in the wake of a report by academics from the University of Limerick covered in today’s Irish Examiner, which finds […]

CORK HARBOUR: Toxic waste dump on Haulbowline Island to be transformed into public park – another milestone has been reached

CORK HARBOUR: Toxic waste dump on Haulbowline Island to be transformed into public park – another milestone has been reached

10 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Contracts signing signals the beginning of a park at Haulbowline Today marks a significant milestone in the redevelopment of Haulbowline Island with a contract signing to transform the East Tip on Haulbowline Island into a public recreational amenity. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley warmly welcomed […]