Recycling charge = stealth charge?

Recycling charge = stealth charge?

1 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has criticised the Government’s plans to introduce a new recycling charge, as yet another flat rate, stealth tax. Cllr Ó Laoghaire said “It is as though the Government has learned nothing from the Property Tax and Water Charges. They […]

Will Finance Minister Noonan explain the €5.4bn fiscal space discrepancy before the election starts?

Will Finance Minister Noonan explain the €5.4bn fiscal space discrepancy before the election starts?

1 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has called on the Minister for Finance to explain the staggering €5.4bn difference between his department’s estimate of the likely fiscal space available to the next government and the estimate of the Fiscal Advisory Council. Deputy […]

Next government must deliver world class education system – says Ibec Cork

Next government must deliver world class education system – says Ibec Cork

1 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie In advance of the upcoming general election, Ibec Cork, the group that represents business in the region, called on the next government to ramp up investment in education to ensure students develop the necessary skills to thrive when they enter the workforce. A skilled and versatile talent pool […]

Damian Devaney holds Marketing Masterclass in Cork City

Damian Devaney holds Marketing Masterclass in Cork City

1 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan @david_osullivan Marketing Institute Ireland Cork is hosting a Marketing Masterclass with leading marketing practitioner Damian Devaney in The Imperial on Tuesday 9th February at 6pm. The event is sponsored by AIB and is expected to be another sell out with Damian Devaney insights being in high demand. Damian Devaney […]

Pay by weight charges will INCREASE after election WARNS Cork Councillor

Pay by weight charges will INCREASE after election WARNS Cork Councillor

1 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Workers’ Party candidate councillor Ted Tynan has condemned the government decision to introduce “Pay by Weight” charges for domestic refuse and says the move will be completely counterproductive. He also accused the government of keeping quiet about the new rules which will cause refuse charges […]

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 […]

Cork Councillor who went to prison over bin charges is opposed to this years fee increase

Cork Councillor who went to prison over bin charges is opposed to this years fee increase

1 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning slammed Government plans to make householders pay for every kilo of waste they produce including the contents of green bins from July 1. The plans have been signed off on by Environment Minister Alan Kelly on the eve of the […]

Sky contract creates 130 jobs at Cork call centre ‘Abtran’

Sky contract creates 130 jobs at Cork call centre ‘Abtran’

1 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork based business process management company – Abtran – are recruiting 130 new staff to support Sky’s customer service operations. Abtran currently employs over 1,000 people in Cork. The contract announcement was made by Minister for Agriculture, Food and The Marine, Simon Coveney with JD Buckley, Managing […]

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