Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, amd Carrigaline is on the list

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, amd Carrigaline is on the list

28 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking in advance of the committee scrutiny of Labour’s Bill to restore Town Councils, leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD called on people in towns across Ireland to support the restoration of Town Councils as an issue in the upcoming local elections. Deputy Howlin said: “Town […]

Clllr. Ted Tynan calls for check on speeding cars on Old Youghal Road

Clllr. Ted Tynan calls for check on speeding cars on Old Youghal Road

28 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has called for stricter enforcement of speed limits on the Old Youghal Road, particularly the section of the road between St. Joseph’s Church and Mayfield Village which Cllr. Tynan described as “an accident waiting to happen”. The Mayfield based councillor said that since […]

Budget 2019 increases will benefit thousands in Cork – O’Shea

Budget 2019 increases will benefit thousands in Cork – O’Shea

25 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The new increased rate of pensions and weekly social welfare increases introduced in Budget 2019 come into effect this week, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said. Budget 2019 included €362 million in additional social welfare expenditure, bringing the total social welfare spend to €20.5 billion […]

Business still hopes for Cork Limerick Motorway

Business still hopes for Cork Limerick Motorway

19 March 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A welcome for the news that the planned upgrade of the Limerick – Cork route to motorway status is still included in Government plans has come from a leading mid-west businessman whose company, McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill, supplies construction equipment to the civil engineering sector. Michael McHale, […]

Insurance profits soar as customers pay the price – Kelleher

Insurance profits soar as customers pay the price – Kelleher

18 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Three major firms made combined profits of almost €200m last year Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher says insurance customers will be extremely frustrated to learn that three of the country’s main insurance companies made a combined profit of almost €200m in 2018. The […]

Cork County Council visits Tourism Ireland in New York

Cork County Council visits Tourism Ireland in New York

15 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Representatives of Cork County Council, who are in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period, met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland today (Friday, 15 March). They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme in the United States for 2019, which is in full swing right […]

€1.5 million Council funding allocated to Cork Community Groups

€1.5 million Council funding allocated to Cork Community Groups

7 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is delighted to announce Phase 1 of a €3.5 million fund with €1.5 million set to be distributed to community groups from across the county. Allocating €500,000 per annum over 7 years, Cork County Council has established the Community Development Initiative to fund local community […]