Cuts to LEADER Programme “a nightmare” for Rural Cork

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election candidate for Cork South West Rachel McCarthy has described the news of massive cuts to Leader Programme funding as a “nightmare for rural Cork”. Cllr McCarthy was responding to cuts announced by Ministers Alan Kelly and Ann Phelan in which LEADER programme […]

Is Cork the Region with Best Use of Food Potential in Ireland?

12 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The search has begun to find the region in Ireland which has best used its local food potential to grow visitor numbers. Fáilte Ireland, is inviting entries for the EDEN competition, an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union, which is currently being held […]

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

12 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking on Sinn Féin’s proposals to extend voting rights in presidential elections to 16 year olds, the party’s education spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that 16 year olds have competency in many areas according to the State and therefore should also be enfranchised to vote. The Cork North […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted from […]

Customs seize Tobacco in Cork

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie As a result of an on-going operation focusing on the illegal importation of cigarettes and tobacco, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service, yesterday seized 17kgs of tobacco with an approximate retail value of €8,200  in Cork. Initially Revenue’s detection dog, Harvey, gave a positive reaction to a package containing […]

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural Action […]

Co Cork Pay Parking situation clarified

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed Cork County Council’s passing of a Pay Parking Policy, stating that it gives discretion to locally elected Councillors, and could allow for the impasse regarding pay parking in Douglas to be brought to an end. “This is an important step, and I […]

Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme final today

6 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 45 mini-companies will compete to become the Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme Regional Winners 2015 in University College Cork (UCC) today. With a prize fund of €4,000, this year some 400 students from across Cork will present their mini-company business plans, display their product or service […]

New route added to Cork Airport

New route added to Cork Airport

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has said that a new destination from Cork Airport shows that clear potential for growth and expansion exists. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of twice weekly direct flights from Cork to Ibiza with CSA Czech Airline. “The decision […]

Cork Householders Urged To Say No To Junk Mail

2 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ‘No Junk Mail’ stickers are being made available to householders across Cork in a bid to reduce the amount of waste generated locally by unsolicited mail dropped through letterboxes. The Southern Waste Regional Office, supported by the Environment Section of Cork County Council, has developed the initiative as […]