HEALTH POLITICS: New elective hospitals must be for PUBLIC PATIENTS only – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

HEALTH POLITICS: New elective hospitals must be for PUBLIC PATIENTS only – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

17 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Responding to reports that the new national development plan is to pledge to build three new elective only hospitals, Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher says that the new hospitals must be for public patients only. “The Government is briefing that these new hospitals will be key to […]

What will ‘Project Ireland 2040’ do for Cork?

What will ‘Project Ireland 2040’ do for Cork?

16 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley has welcomed the publication of Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s National Development Plan and National Planning Framework, but wants to ensure that successive governments will deliver the policies and spending programmes within the timelines outlined. In commenting on Project Ireland […]

RURAL BROADBAND: thoughts from a rural West Cork Independent TD

RURAL BROADBAND: thoughts from a rural West Cork Independent TD

16 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Can local communities, in rural Ireland, take the lead when it comes to provide the infrastructure that will allow every home, no matter how remote, with high-speed broadband? West Cork independent TD, Deputy Michael Collins is calling on the government to ensure that the promises made to provide […]

SPORT: Cork-Bristol Boxing Exchange Programme

SPORT: Cork-Bristol Boxing Exchange Programme

16 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie This week the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Declan Hurley, presented the Cork County Boxing Board with a cheque for €2,000 to assist with the Cork-Bristol Boxing Exchange Programme. In January 2017, a team of 20 boxers and officials from across Bristol and Western Counties Boxing […]

Sustainable rural housing will help develop our rural communities – Lombard

Sustainable rural housing will help develop our rural communities – Lombard

16 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sustainable rural housing will ensure that rural communities can thrive, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Tim Lombard said: “After a comprehensive debate in the Seanad, Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed to me that once-off rural planning will be safeguarded under the forthcoming national Planning Framework. This is […]

MINISTERS ARE LANDLORDS: so can they really understand how tenants feel? asks Cork opposition TD

MINISTERS ARE LANDLORDS: so can they really understand how tenants feel? asks Cork opposition TD

15 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that no Cabinet was ever likely to sign off on legislation which decisively improves the position of tenants at the expense of landlords when more than a quarter of its members were landlords themselves. His comments came after […]

Permanent TSB must urgently clarify mortgage loan sale – McGrath

Permanent TSB must urgently clarify mortgage loan sale – McGrath

14 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has called on Permanent TSB to clarify, as a matter of urgency, the nature of the loans being sold as part of Project Glas. Deputy McGrath commented, “Permanent TSB issued a statement yesterday confirming that […]

VIDEO: “Belgooly still has no water supply” says Senator Tim Lombard

VIDEO: “Belgooly still has no water supply” says Senator Tim Lombard

12 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In the Seanad over the past week Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, put forth the frustrations of Belgooly residents over their deficient water supply and the lack of information provided by Irish Water pertaining to this. The Fine Gael Senator said: “The residents of Belgooly are completely frustrated with […]

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