Creed outlines challenges facing the Fishing Industry ahead of EU Fisheries Negotiations

Creed outlines challenges facing the Fishing Industry ahead of EU Fisheries Negotiations

17 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today expressed his serious concern at the potential impact on Irelands’ fishing industry, ahead of the upcoming Annual EU Fisheries negotiations in Brussels on the 17th and 18th of December. The Minister said that the final phasing […]

Moynihan calls for additional lane on Ballincollig Bypass to end traffic queuing

Moynihan calls for additional lane on Ballincollig Bypass to end traffic queuing

16 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Local Fianna Fáil TD, Aindrias Moynihan has raised the very serious issue of traffic queueing for the off-ramps at Poulavane and Greenfields on the Ballincollig Bypass with the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross in the Dáil this week “I raised this issue directly with the Minister during a […]

Leap Card discount should be made available to all Macroom commuters, including those using Expressway – Aindrias Moynihan

Leap Card discount should be made available to all Macroom commuters, including those using Expressway – Aindrias Moynihan

15 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that clarity is needed with regard to the use of Leap Cards on the Expressway service from Macroom to Cork City. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after recent charges to Leap Card scheme which extended its use to Macroom. “I have been […]

Irish insurance consumers remain exposed unless EU regulation improves – McGrath

Irish insurance consumers remain exposed unless EU regulation improves – McGrath

14 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Collapse of Qudos the latest example of failure of regulation in other member states In the wake of the collapse of the Danish-regulated Qudos Insurance, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has written to the European insurance regulator raising concerns about the exposure of Irish consumers as […]

What’s an Armadillo, and why are they appearing on Roads?

What’s an Armadillo, and why are they appearing on Roads?

12 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Party Local Area Representative Peter Horgan has called for Cork City & County Councils to explore the use of armadillos for cycleways that are not protected in the city and county. “Dublin City Council has started the process of utilising these armadillos which appear to be an […]

Government must respond to Scoting Ireland allegations – says Cork TD

Government must respond to Scoting Ireland allegations – says Cork TD

11 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, Cork TD Sean Sherlock, has called for a coordinated response to the revelations of over 300 alleged victims of abuse within Scouting Ireland. Commenting today Deputy Sherlock said: “These figures released by Minister Zappone of over 300 alleged victims of abuse […]

ROD STEWART: GAA must ensure Pairc Ui Chaoimh concerts don’t upset locals

ROD STEWART: GAA must ensure Pairc Ui Chaoimh concerts don’t upset locals

11 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative Peter Horgan has called on all authorities to use the Christmas and New Year to develop a comprehensive traffic management plan for Blackrock, Ballintemple and Ballinlough ahead of the Rod Stewart concerts in Pairc Ui Chaoimh next May. “We have seen the impact on […]

Cork East Towns Receive Millions under Urban Regeneration and Development Fund – Minister David Stanton

Cork East Towns Receive Millions under Urban Regeneration and Development Fund –  Minister David Stanton

9 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Four towns in Cork East Constituency are set to receive millions of euro in funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund says Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton. The funding is being made available by the Department […]

What to do with an overhanging tree?

What to do with an overhanging tree?

8 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Rep Peter Horgan has reiterated his call for the local authority and the Government to provide once off assistance to people with trees on private land that are in danger of coming down in extreme weather events. “I am getting tired of seeing dangerous situations […]

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