GOOD NEWS: TidyTowns groups in Cork can still use funding – even though 2020 competition cancelled due to COVID19

GOOD NEWS: TidyTowns groups in Cork can still use funding – even though 2020 competition cancelled due to COVID19

31 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that TidyTowns groups in Cork can still use funding allocated to them despite the cancellation of this year’s competition. Last September, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring allocated €1.4m to groups nationwide to assist them in their preparations for […]

Give Credit Unions the same support as banks – says Cork MEP

Give Credit Unions the same support as banks – says Cork MEP

29 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher has called for urgent action by the Central Bank of Ireland to support community credit unions weather the crisis caused by Covid 19 and to continue to support their members. The Fianna Fáil MEP was commenting after writing to the Irish Central Bank, […]

Cork City needs more and wider cycle lanes (and enforcement!)

Cork City needs more and wider cycle lanes (and enforcement!)

28 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party Councillor for Cork City South West, Colette Finn, today said that we need to provide cycling infrastructure to allow healthcare workers in Cork to cycle to and from work safely. Speaking today, Cllr. Finn said: “I’ve been contacted by frontline healthcare workers in CUH that are […]

13 harbours being upgraded in County Cork

13 harbours being upgraded in County Cork

28 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that €394,500 has been allocated for 13 development and repair projects for harbours and slipways in Cork County. The Fine Gael Senator said the funding will also support the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of harbour facilities, including some marine leisure developments. Of […]

FIANNA FAIL vs. FINE GAEL: Cork FF TD doesn’t understand why FG Finance Minsiter won’t meet with insurance companies

FIANNA FAIL vs. FINE GAEL: Cork FF TD doesn’t understand why FG Finance Minsiter won’t meet with insurance companies

27 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan says he cannot understand why the Finance Minister is refusing to meet with the heads of insurance companies who are failing to pay out on “genuine claims”. Deputy Moynihan was responding to a Parliamentary Question from Fianna Fáil, which […]

Cork Debenhams workers block truck removing assets from closed Patrick St store

Cork Debenhams workers block truck removing assets from closed Patrick St store

27 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Yesterday (Tuesday 26th May 2020) Mandate Trade Union formally launched a Debenhams national official strike campaign. Mandate Trade Union members in Cork held pickets at both the Debenhams Patrick Street and Mahon Point locations. Debenhams workers recently voted to engage in industrial action across all eleven Debenhams locations […]

CORK PROTESTS: Pressure grows on Bank of Ireland to help Debenhams staff

CORK PROTESTS: Pressure grows on Bank of Ireland to help Debenhams staff

26 May 2020, Tuesday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Protests will take place outside Bank of Ireland branches at 12 noon today at Dame Street, Dublin city centre and Blanchardstown; South Mall, Cork City; and in Galway, Waterford and Newbridge. Solidarity and Socialist Party Rep Mick Barry TD will participate in protest actions organised by Debenhams […]

FARMING: Minister for Agriculture must tackle power of beef processing industry during COVID-19

FARMING: Minister for Agriculture must tackle power of beef processing industry during COVID-19

25 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork TD, Holly Cairns, Social Democrats spokesperson on Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, expressed deep concern at the clusters of COVID-19 in Irish meat processing plants and has called on the Minister to tackle the power of the beef processing industry. Deputy Cairns believe there is a […]

COVID-19 highlights need for National Broadband Plan

COVID-19 highlights need for National Broadband Plan

25 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said that difficulties with broadband speeds and access during the Covid-19 outbreak emphasise the obvious and urgent need for greater broadband connectivity in rural Ireland. Senator Lombard said: “Whether it be for work, study, or recreation, many people have been experiencing difficulties […]

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