WEST CORK NEWS: €146,205 for Gallanes Walkway in Clonakilty

WEST CORK NEWS: €146,205 for Gallanes Walkway in Clonakilty

4 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Outdoor recreation in west Cork has received a major boost, Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed an allocation of €146,205 for Gallanes Walkway in Templebryan South, Clonakilty. Senator Lombard said, “it is brilliant to see our local amenities, which are vital for our local communities, supported by […]

Cork Greens welcome publication of the Government’s White Paper to End Direct Provision

Cork Greens welcome publication of the Government’s White Paper to End Direct Provision

1 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork South West Green Party recently welcomed the publication of the Government’s White Paper to End Direct Provision and to establish a New International Protection Support Service. Launched today by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD & Minister Joe O’Brien, Minister […]

#WestCork’s @HollyCairnsTD of @SocDems slams “shameful treatment” of survivors of Mother & Baby Homes

#WestCork’s @HollyCairnsTD of @SocDems slams “shameful treatment” of survivors of Mother & Baby Homes

27 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking today, at the final day of the Social Democrats’ online National Conference, Holly Cairns TD slammed the Government for its shameful treatment of survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. Following a conversation with guest speaker Dr Maeve O’Rourke, lecturer in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for […]

“Cork is at risk of losing its airport for good” warns TD in Dail #COVID #Downturn

“Cork is at risk of losing its airport for good” warns TD in Dail #COVID #Downturn

25 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, today in the Dáil raised the ongoing lack of supports for the aviation sector and workers at Cork Airport, and called on the Government to urgently step up and support the Airport, before it’s too late. De[uty Ó […]

EU pushing mobile manufacturers to adopt a standardised phone charger

EU pushing mobile manufacturers to adopt a standardised phone charger

24 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie In the past, mobile telephones were only compatible with specific mobile telephone chargers. I can well remember when Nokia switched from the wide pole plug to the narrower one! An estimated 500 million mobile phones were in use on 2009 in all EU countries. The chargers used often […]

Extra €10m in funding for mental health services

Extra €10m in funding for mental health services

24 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Dáil Health Spokesperson and Cork North Central Deputy, Colm Burke TD, has highlighted that an additional €10 million has been made available by Government for mental health services. Deputy Burke said: “In announcing the updated plan for managing our way through the pandemic, ‘The Path Ahead’, […]

@UlsterBank announcement is major setback but #DontPanic – says Carrigaline TD

@UlsterBank announcement is major setback but #DontPanic – says Carrigaline TD

19 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Michael McGrath, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and TD for Cork South Central (based in Carrigaline), has said today’s announcement that Ulster Bank is to withdraw from the Irish market is a serious blow for the staff, customers, and competition in the wider banking sector. Minister […]

People aged 70 and over to be invited by GPs for #COVID19 vaccination @AindriasMoynih1

People aged 70 and over to be invited by GPs for #COVID19 vaccination @AindriasMoynih1

17 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fail TD for Cork North West and spokesperson on public health, Aindrias Moynihan, has said from this week onwards people aged 70 and over will be invited by GPs for vaccination starting with those aged 85 and over. Earlier this week the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, […]

Legislation to give adopted people access to Birth Certificates

Legislation to give adopted people access to Birth Certificates

17 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin has today introduced legislation in the Dáil to give survivors of Mother and Baby Homes access to their birth records. The Civil Registration Amendment Bill 2021 will enable any adopted person to access a copy of their birth certificate. Speaking on the Bill, Sinn Féin TD […]

New COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide welcome boost for struggling Cork businesses

New COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide welcome boost for struggling Cork businesses

17 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie New COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide welcome boost for struggling Cork businesses Cork Senator Tim Lombard has welcoming the new nationwide €60 million COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) which will provide be a support for struggling businesses. The funding for the COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) […]

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to say I am deeply sorry…to all the mothers and babies who suffered and continue to suffer…””

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to say I am deeply sorry…to all the mothers and babies who suffered and continue to suffer…””

12 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Statement from Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley (Ind), in relation to Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, Bessboro, Blackrock/Mahon, Cork “As many will be aware, I am the child of a mother and baby home. I was born in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home. […]

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