Mayfield/Montenotte needs a playground

Mayfield/Montenotte needs a playground

3 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called for Cork City Council to renew efforts to locate a children’s playground in the Mayfield/Montenotte area. At Monday’s meeting of the North East ward Local Area Committee, Green Party Councillor Oliver Moran requested a report from officials on the need for […]

CORK NORTH CENTRAL: Social Democrat candidate Sinéad Halpin welcomes launch of election manifesto

CORK NORTH CENTRAL: Social Democrat candidate Sinéad Halpin welcomes launch of election manifesto

1 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Social Democrats have launched their election manifesto entitled ‘Invest in Better’. The document, which is fully costed and runs to 123 pages, sets out a roadmap for what it calls a ‘uniquely Irish version of the Nordic model’ and covers topics from health and housing to LGTBTQI+ […]

Clamp down on ILLEGAL SIGNAGE from today in City Centre

Clamp down on ILLEGAL SIGNAGE from today in City Centre

1 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie With effect from 1st February 2020, Cork City Council Litter Warden Service will be targetting illegal signage across the entire city (including the extended boundary areas of Glanmire, Douglas, Blarney and Ballincollig). Under Section 19 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997, a person who is not the owner, […]

“Ageism must be tackled at every turn” says Councillor

“Ageism must be tackled at every turn” says Councillor

30 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Independent (Former Fianna Fail) candidate in the general election Cllr. Kenneth O’ Flynn recently said “ageism must be tackled at every turn”. Canvassing in Cork’s Northside which has a large older population, he said those who exhibited ageist attitudes and behaviour must be challenged. “Ageism is to be […]

The Northside needs more trees

The Northside needs more trees

29 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has said the results of a survey of residents on the northside of the city show that people support biodiversity and trees in community. In September, Cork City Council removed vegetation from the green area at Sarsfield’s Terrace, near Bells’ Field, with a […]

Where to find air quality stats for Cork City?

Where to find air quality stats for Cork City?

28 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Council has installed a network of air quality monitors at various locations across the council’s functional area. The sensors are measuring Particulate Matter (PM), i.e. small fine-scale dust particles that are among other things, the by-products of burning solid fuel. The sensors in use were purchased […]