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26 January 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, has announced a doubling of funding to the Local Biodiversity Action Fund to €3 million for 2023. Local Authorities can now apply to the National Parks and Wildlife... Read More
25 January 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Council has signed the Charter of the European Union (EU) Missions for Adaptation to Climate Change as part of its continuing commitment to climate action and the United Nation’s sustainable development goals. Later this year, Cork City Council will prepare a Climate Action Plan for the... Read More
23 January 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson and TD for Cork East, James O’Connor can confirm that the Midleton-Youghal N25 scheme has advanced to the Department of Transport for approval. Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) which has responsibility for new road construction, has confirmed to Deputy O’Connor this week (January 23rd) that... Read More
22 January 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie FISHERIES/POLITICS: West Cork Independent Deputy Michael Collins and his colleagues in the Rural Independent group demand financial support package for inshore fishermen The government can no longer stand idle when a variety of factors is driving the inshore fleet into a catastrophic financial gorge. The Rural Independent TDs... Read More
19 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Confirmation that Road Safety Authority (RSA) is engaged in legal process to impose penalties relating to NCT contract is welcome – but must be fully pursued The Government must urgently address ongoing delays being experienced by motorists trying to access National Car Testing (NCT) centres and apply appropriate... Read More
19 January 2023 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie To boost conservation efforts, anglers who wish to catch and keep wild salmon from the Lower River Lee in Cork this year, are being advised by Inland Fisheries Ireland that ‘brown tag’ regulations are coming into force from Wednesday, February 1st 2023. The measures are included in the... Read More
12 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie MTU Researchers Develop Automated Energy Management Platform That Can Reduce Energy Bills And Carbon Emissions A team of researchers at Munster Technological University (MTU) has developed a retrofittable energy management platform that enables energy cost savings of approximately 20% and a similar reduction in CO2 emissions. The O-PENS... Read More
11 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher has urged the Irish Government to stand firm in any negotiations with the EU over Norwegian access to Irish waters. Kelleher was commenting after meeting with representatives of the South and West Fish Processors Organisation and the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association... Read More
10 January 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Dominican Religious order are selling their St Dominic’s Retreat Centre at Ennismore, Montenotte – Cork Greens welcome Cork City Council’s efforts to purchase land for use as a public park The Green Party in Cork has welcomed confirmation that Cork City Council is engaged in discussions with a... Read More
10 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork headquartered ‘SuperValu’ brand invests in sustainability initiatives This week SuperValu announced that €7.9 million has been invested in sustainability initiatives across its stores over the past six months. Of this €7.9 million, some €4.1 million was drawn down from a major sustainability fund announced by Musgrave in... Read More