Castlemartyr Relief Road Feasibility Study

Castlemartyr Relief Road Feasibility Study

20 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The commencement of a feasibility study of a relief road for the N25 in Castlemartyr has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton. Funding has been allocated from Transport Infrastructure Ireland to Cork County […]

Green Party mark anniversary of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima

Green Party mark anniversary of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima

6 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Members of the Green Party in Cork today held a remembrance event to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the day the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing over 100,000 Japanese civilians. It was followed by the bombing of Nagasaki, with both bombings accounting for […]

VRT needs overhaul with introduction of new CO2 test for vehicles – McGrath

VRT needs overhaul with introduction of new CO2 test for vehicles – McGrath

5 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie CO2 values set to increase by 21% under new WLTP measurements Without reform, some motorists will opt for older, less environmentally friendly vehicles Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath has called on the government to overhaul the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) system in light of the introduction […]

Cork exclusion from film relief scheme could see county miss out on key investment – McGrath

Cork exclusion from film relief scheme could see county miss out on key investment – McGrath

4 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath has expressed concern that Cork could miss out on new film industry opportunities after it was excluded from a tax incentive for the industry. The 5% Regional Uplift tax incentive is available for four years and is designed to […]

FARMING: Minister seeks public input into next ‘Agri-Food Strategy’

FARMING: Minister seeks public input into next ‘Agri-Food Strategy’

1 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Launch of Agri – Food Strategy to 2030 Public Consultation and Food Wise 2025. Iain White – Fennell Photography Minister Creed opens Public Consultation on Ireland’s next Agri-Food Strategy and Launches Steps to Success 2019 The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, […]

Green Party renews calls for a citizens’ assembly on local government reform in Cork

Green Party renews calls for a citizens’ assembly on local government reform in Cork

1 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party renews calls for a citizens’ assembly on local government reform in Cork The latest call comes after Cork City Council advertised for the role of an Assistant Chief Executive with a salary of €130,000. The figure of €130,000 featured heavily during the plebiscite campaign on a […]

FREE MONEY! Politician encourages citizens to claim reliefs for past four years, to check if they are entitled to a tax refund

FREE MONEY! Politician encourages citizens to claim reliefs for past four years, to check if they are entitled to a tax refund

28 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath TD, has encouraged people who think they may have overpaid income tax to request an End of Year Statement (P21 Balancing Statement) from the Revenue. His comments come as it has emerged that nearly €4 billion of overpaid income tax has […]

California State Legislative Irish Caucus visits Cork City Hall

California State Legislative Irish Caucus visits Cork City Hall

26 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan was pleased yesterday to host a distinguished delegation from the California State Legislative Irish Caucus at a reception in his chambers at Cork City Hall. The group was comprised of a mix of Republicans and Democrats representing communities right across […]

Works on 5 Cork hospitals are behind schedule

Works on 5 Cork hospitals are behind schedule

26 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Politics: Community Hospital delays symptomatic of FG failures in health – says Fianna Fail TD Murphy O’Mahony Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says delays to upgrade works at five Community Hospitals across West Cork is further proof of Fine Gael’s mishandling of the […]

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