Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services to help tackle rural isolation – Burke

Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services to help tackle rural isolation – Burke

6 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A new Fine Gael proposal for increased bus services will help tackle rural isolation. That’s according to Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central who says that County Cork is part of Fine Gael’s proposal for a pilot scheme to extend bus services. “The Fine Gael Parliamentary Party […]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Cork CITY Council welcomes proposed boundary extension into County Cork

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Cork CITY Council welcomes proposed boundary extension into County Cork

5 December 2017, Tuesday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The latest in a series of engagements between the two Cork Councils and the Implementation Oversight Group (IOG) took place yesterday , with political and executive representatives from both sides meeting with the IOG. The elected members of both Councils were subsequently briefed in relation to progress […]

CORK POLITICS: Sinn Féin welcomes expansion of City Boundary

CORK POLITICS: Sinn Féin welcomes expansion of City Boundary

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin has given a welcome to the expansion of the City Boundary, agreed in principle between City and County Council today. Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire commended the Party’s City & County Cllrs for their work on the issue, saying: “Sinn Féin […]

EDUCATION: Funding for works for 356 Cork schools

EDUCATION: Funding for works for 356 Cork schools

5 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tanaiste and Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney has announced that funding has been granted to Cork primary schools under the Minor Works Scheme. “My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has confirmed to me that the Minor Works Grant will be paid to […]

NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS DAY: ‘Missing Persons Bill’ will help families – says Cork Senator Colm Burke

NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS DAY: ‘Missing Persons Bill’ will help families – says Cork Senator Colm Burke

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ahead of National Missing Persons Day tomorrow (Wednesday), Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has outlined how his new legislation will aid the families of missing persons in overcoming the legal difficulties they currently face. “National Missing Persons day draws attention to open or unsolved missing […]

POLITICS: Cork East TD “dismayed at lack of medical officer at Fermoy Community Hospital”

POLITICS: Cork East TD “dismayed at lack of medical officer at Fermoy Community Hospital”

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, Kevin O’Keeffe has said that he is dismayed at the approach being taken by the HSE and the Government to the lack of medical staff at Fermoy Community Hospital. Deputy O’Keeffe was commenting after raising the serious manpower issues at the local […]

HONOURS SYSTEM: Organiser of Cork Person of the Year awards wants Ireland to have a Government backed National Honours System

HONOURS SYSTEM: Organiser of Cork Person of the Year awards wants Ireland to have a Government backed National Honours System

5 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Person of the Month award scheme – which leads to the Cork Person of the Year selection – will mark its 25th Anniversary in January 2018. Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Tony Fitzgerald and the City Council elected members will host a Civic Reception on Jan […]

EDUCATION: Cork TD says private secondary schools should NOT receive state subsidies

EDUCATION: Cork TD says private secondary schools should NOT receive state subsidies

5 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning called for an end to state subsidies for private fee-paying secondary schools. His call came as fresh information was released today showing that all five of the top five schools in the state for the proportion of students going […]

Clonakilty, Carrigtwohill and Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge take home awards at the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

Clonakilty, Carrigtwohill and Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge take home awards at the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

4 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Pride of Place Competition acknowledges the immense work undertaken by communities and groups across the island of Ireland.  Judging for this prestigious competition took place in August where representatives from each shortlisted community demonstrated their commitment and contribution to the growth of vibrant, viable communities in their areas. In […]