MEP says Troika policies are damaging Cork

Labour MEP for Munster, Phil Prendergast, has invited Troika officials to visit disadvantaged areas of Cork City to see the what she calls the “devastating impact of the EU-IMF bailout programme” In a letter to officials of the ECB, IMF, and Vice-President of the European Commission Miss Prendergast says when bailout officials visit Ireland they […]

MEP Prendergast invites Troika to tour disadvantaged areas in Cork City

MEP Prendergast invites Troika to tour disadvantaged areas in Cork City

Labour MEP for Munster, Phil Prendergast, today issued invitations to officials of the European Central Bank (ECB), Vice-President of the European Commission Olli Rehn and Karina Manasseh, the Global Legislative Liaison of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to tour disadvantaged areas in Cork City to see the devastating impact of the EU-IMF programme on areas […]

FF Appoints new Local Area Representative in Cork

FF Appoints new Local Area Representative in Cork

Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD, has announced the appointment of Deirdre Kelly as a Local Area Representative in the Dunmanway area of the Cork South West constituency. Deputy Martin said: “I am delighted to announce that Deirdre has been appointed as local area representative for the Dunmanway area. Deirdre has always worked extremely hard […]

New Bishop of Cloyne will not get County Council Reception

New Bishop of Cloyne will not get County Council Reception

Cork County Council will NOT hold a reception for the new Bishop of Cloyne. Canon William Crean, whose last post was in Cahersiveen, was confirmed in November as Rome’s choice to replace Bishop John Magee, who resigned in 2009 Bishop-elect Crean will be formally installed Cobh Cathedral in two weeks time, on Sunday the 27th […]

TV3 Holiday Show visits County Cork

People in Cork love the “National media”. Why get excited about being on local Radio or TV when you could be “National” Well TV3 (a National station) has a “fun-filled and action-packed travel series”, ‘The Holiday Show Ireland’ and it stops off in Co. Cork on Friday, 18th January, 2013 at 8pm. Presenters Ciara Whelan […]

A sign of the Times

The theft of road signs is posing a serious safety problem in County Cork! They’re being stolen for their scrap metal value. The County Council is now considering micro-chipping its metal signs, using CCTV, or switching to heavy duty plastic, which would have little re-sale value for thieves. The issue was debated in County Hall […]

Cyberbullying event to take place in Douglas

This public event is being hosted by Sean Kelly, Ireland South MEP, in Nemo Rangers,GAA club, Cork, Friday, 18 January (9:00am) and is especially focused at helping parents, teachers, youth groups and community youth workers, to better understand and hopefully help start to combat the increasing problem of Cyber Bullying. The format of the event […]

17% drop in houses built in Cork up to November 2012

1,115 new houses were completed in Cork during the January to November period last year, according to the latest figures produced by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). According to the latest CIF National Housing Statistics Bulletin this represented a drop of 17% or 224 houses compared to the same period in 2011 when a total […]

Surveys on primary school patronage rolled out to 6 areas across Cork

Parents of all children aged 0 to 12 years in 38 areas across ****Ireland*** * are being asked by the Minister for Education and Skills what patrons they would like to see operating their local primary schools. **** ** ** As part of this, parents in Bandon, Carrigaline, **Cobh**, Fermoy, Youghal and Passage West are […]

MEP’S PRENDERGAST & KELLY LEND SUPPORT TO CORK LOCAL DEV AT EU PARL

MEP’S PRENDERGAST & KELLY LEND SUPPORT TO CORK LOCAL DEV AT EU PARL

Labour MEP Phil Prendergast and Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly this week met Cork local development companies who travelled to Brussels to engage with European policy makers in relation to proposals for reforms of the local development sector. IRD Duhallow, Avondhu/Blackwater Partnership, South East Cork Area Development (SECAD) and West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) attended […]