WEST CORK: TD concerned for cyclists’ safety

WEST CORK: TD concerned for cyclists’ safety

21 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South West, Fine Gael, Dáil Deputy Jim Daly has been making representations to Cork County Council, District Supervisor, Edmond Coleman with regard to road safety issues in Kinsale. Deputy Daly has heard numerous concerns from his constituents regarding road safety in the town, particularly from cyclists. The […]

CRIME: Cork community groups can apply for funding to install CCTV systems

CRIME: Cork community groups can apply for funding to install CCTV systems

19 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard welcomes the announcement of a grant-aid scheme to assist with establishing community-based CCTV systems. “This funding scheme can be hugely beneficial to communities here in Cork; CCTV systems can act as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour as well as enhancing existing […]

ENVIRONMENT: Ireland needs to ban ‘microbeads’ urgently – says Cork opposition TD Sean Sherlock

ENVIRONMENT: Ireland needs to ban ‘microbeads’ urgently – says Cork opposition TD Sean Sherlock

19 April 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Spokesperson on Climate Change Sean Sherlock has dismissed the Government’s intention to introduce its own bill to ban plastic microbeads as “time wasting.” “There is no reason for the Government to introduce their own bill,” said Deputy Sherlock. “We have been promised new politics, but nearly every […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney CAN allow elected Councillors to reduce commercial rates – says Labour Party

Cork Minister Simon Coveney CAN allow elected Councillors to reduce commercial rates – says Labour Party

18 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Commenting on the plans of Minister Simon Coveney (Fine Gael) to introduce a new law to allow local authorities to reduce commercial rates, Labour Party spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan has called on the Minister to act on the powers he already has under the Local Government (Rates) Act 1970. […]

Martin McGuinness remembered at Easter Commemoration – in Clonakilty, West Cork

Martin McGuinness remembered at Easter Commemoration – in Clonakilty, West Cork

18 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The annual Easter Commemoration was held at a sunny Asna Square, Clonakilty on Easter Sunday morning. With flag-bearers holding the Starry Plough, Irish Republic and National flags at the Tadhg an Asna Monument, Cathaoirleach: Michael O’ Donovan extended a welcome to all, in particular descendants of local volunteers […]

WEST CORK: Sinn Fein TD to speak at Easter Sunday commemoration in Clonakilty Town

WEST CORK: Sinn Fein TD to speak at Easter Sunday commemoration in Clonakilty Town

16 April 2017, Easter Sunday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The annual Clonakilty 1916 commemoration will be held at 11.30am this morning at Asna Square, Clonakilty, West Cork at which Cork Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien will deliver the keynote speech. The event is organised the Clonakilty Easter Commemoration Committee which has held the annual commemoration […]

FARMING: ‘Coillte Premium Partners’ offers Cork landowners opportunity to earn ANNUAL income from forrestry

FARMING: ‘Coillte Premium Partners’ offers Cork landowners opportunity to earn ANNUAL income from forrestry

14 April 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D., Coillte Chairman, John Moloney and Coillte Chief Executive, Fergal Leamy were in Macroom, Co Cork this week to launch Coillte Premium Partners, a new private forestry partnership product by the national commercial forestry company. Coillte Premium Partners provides […]

SAME SEX MARRIAGE: 1,147 same couples married in Ireland since 2015 law change – Cork Senator welcomes the stats

SAME SEX MARRIAGE: 1,147 same couples married in Ireland since 2015 law change – Cork Senator welcomes the stats

14 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Same sex marriages account for almost 5% of all marriages The average age of brides and grooms tying the knot continues to rise reaching 33.8 years for brides and 35.7 years for grooms The average age of males entering same sex marriages was 40.5 years while the average […]

POLITICS: Cork Workers’ Party Easter Commemoration this Sunday, April 16th

POLITICS: Cork Workers’ Party Easter Commemoration this Sunday, April 16th

14 April 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Region of the Workers’ Party will hold its annual Easter 1916 Commemoration this Sunday (Easter Sunday), 16th April at 12.00 Noon. The Commemoration will take place at the Republican Plot at St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Glasheen Road. This year’s oration will be delivered by Mayfield based Karen […]