CORK NEEDS MOTORWAYS AND BROADBAND: otherwise the jobs and business battle with Dublin will be lost

CORK NEEDS MOTORWAYS AND BROADBAND: otherwise the jobs and business battle with Dublin will be lost

21 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ibec makes submission to the Mid-Term review of Government’s Capital Plan Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called upon Government to increase investment in regional infrastructure, claiming that failure to adopt a more ambitious capital plan would accentuate the growing imbalance between the regions and the […]

TACKLING CRIME: Cork based Sinn Féin Justice spokesman calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation

TACKLING CRIME: Cork based Sinn Féin Justice spokesman calls for comprehensive review of emergency legislation

21 June 2017, Tuesday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD, speaking on the renewal of certain provisions of the Offences Against the State Act in the Dáil this evening, has said, “a comprehensive review of the emergency legislation in advance of its renewal next year is required.” Teachta O’Brien said […]

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the allocation of €195,600 in CLÁR programme funding for 4 local projects. “I am delighted that €195,600 has been allocated to Cork. It is vitally important that we provide children in isolated rural areas with places to play safely […]

TOURISM: 1.2 million French to read all about Cork

TOURISM: 1.2 million French to read all about Cork

16 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Seven top travel and lifestyle journalists from France have been visiting Cork and Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. Representing 14 different online and print publications, with a combined readership of more than 1.2 million, the journalists travelled from Roscoff to Cork with […]

NORTH CORK: Creed confirms €50,000 for Clondrohid Community Group under CLÁR

NORTH CORK: Creed confirms €50,000 for Clondrohid Community Group under CLÁR

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael has today confirmed €50,000 for the Clondrohid Community Recreational group. The funding is part of the CLÁR programme, which is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and forms part of the Government’s Action Plan […]

CORK FARMING: Michael Creed TD reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

CORK FARMING: Michael Creed TD reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Statement by Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on his reappointment to Cabinet. “I am honoured and humbled to have been reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine by the new Taoiseach and I thank him sincerely for his trust in me. […]

CITY COUNCIL BOUNDARY EXPANSION: Ballincollig residents have questions – says Fianna Fail TD Aindrias Moynihan who has office in the town

CITY COUNCIL BOUNDARY EXPANSION: Ballincollig residents have questions – says Fianna Fail TD Aindrias Moynihan who has office in the town

14 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has called for greater clarity on the proposed move of the village of Ballincollig into Cork City Council. Deputy Moynihan was commenting in response to the announcement, made by Minister Coveney, that Ballincolling, Blarney and other areas near to the edge of […]

POLITICS: Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry will resist any attempts to cut Dail speaking time

POLITICS: Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry will resist any attempts to cut Dail speaking time

13 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning stated that any attempt to cut the speaking time of smaller parties in the Dail will meet with opposition and resistance. His comments came as this morning’s Irish Independent runs a front page story quoting Micheal Martin as stating […]

MINISTER WELCOMES ‘NO MERGER’ REPORT: Local Government Minister Simon Coveney accepts Mackinnon report on restructuring Cork City Council and Cork County Council

MINISTER WELCOMES ‘NO MERGER’ REPORT: Local Government Minister Simon Coveney accepts Mackinnon report on restructuring Cork City Council and Cork County Council

9 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, today (9 June) announced that he will be moving quickly to begin implementing the report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork. Minister Coveney established the group last October to make recommendations on future […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL: welcomes first boundary extension since 1965

CORK CITY COUNCIL: welcomes first boundary extension since 1965

9 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council welcomes the Expert Group Report on the future of local government in Cork city and county, which recommends keeping two seperate councils, and expending the City’s territory Cork City Council has welcomed the publication today by Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon […]