€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 […]

Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

27 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Only 13 testers for Cork, Mallow, Skibbereen and Killarney Almost 11,000 people waiting for tests in those locations Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Transport Minister intervene to reduce the amount of time that people are waiting for a driving test. […]

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

25 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that farmers are being driven out of business by over zealous and unaccountable inspectors. The Ireland South MEP said the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must include substantial reform of the current inspection system which is unfair and needlessly aggressive. […]

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

24 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Now in its 7th year, the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme was introduced to acknowledge publicly the work of volunteers and to recognise communities working in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to better our communities. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard […]

Cork patients continue to wait for orthopaedic procedures – Aindrias Moynihan

Cork patients continue to wait for orthopaedic procedures – Aindrias Moynihan

16 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan says the Minister for Health and the HSE need to put a greater effort into reducing orthopaedic waiting lists in Cork. Despite a fall in the national figures, the numbers in Cork waiting for orthopaedic treatment have increased in […]

BREXIT: is affecting Cork beef farmers

BREXIT: is affecting Cork beef farmers

12 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Agriculture Minister to outline the measures he plans on taking to alleviate the pressure on beef farmers. Suckler farmers have seen prices plummet over the past year, and with the threat of a no-deal Brexit […]

THINGS TO DO IN CORK: New Millstreet Blueway is ‘a fantastic amenity’

THINGS TO DO IN CORK: New Millstreet Blueway is ‘a fantastic amenity’

12 February 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The newly established Blueway in Millstreet will serve as a fantastic amenity for the local community and benefit the area’s tourism potential, according to North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea. €100,000 in funding was allocated for the Blueway project in Millstreet through the 2017 Town and […]

64% of IDA properties lie vacant amid uncertain Brexit landscape

64% of IDA properties lie vacant amid uncertain Brexit landscape

3 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie These unused properties must be widely promoted to attract new FDI Information recently obtained by Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Billy Kelleher TD reveals that 98 of the 152 properties owned by the IDA nationwide arlyingng idle. The Cork North Central TD said, “The majority […]