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5 March 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Latest figures show over 1,000 short-term lettings in Cork, vs just 139 homes for rental Nationally, 18,000 short-term lets available, with only 2,000 rentals according to housing expert Lorcan Sirr Green Party MEP for Ireland South, Grace O’Sullivan, has called for EU action to tackle the abuse of short-term... Read More
29 February 2024 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A €60 million expansion at AbbVie in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork was announced in 2022 and is expected to be completed in 2025. It will create 70 new jobs. During his visit, the MEP was met by the Site Leadership Team and employees who outlined the work they do... Read More
26 February 2024 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie East Cork Health Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, has welcomed confirmation that planning permission has been granted to the HSE to replace “the outdated current building” which houses the Owenacurra Mental Health Facility in Midleton. David Stanton said: “I am pleased to see that planning permission... Read More
23 Feb 2024 By Bryan McCarthy bryan@TheCork.ie Property News Labour’s Candidates in Cork South Central are calling on the government to urgently address the housing crisis in light of the alarming findings of the recent Daft Report. The report revealed a staggering 6.8% increase in advertised rents in 2023, further exacerbating the challenges faced by... Read More
22 February 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley for Cork East has called on the government to heed the warnings of experts that their retrofitting programme is not fit for purpose. The programme fails to address the significant challenges faced by rural households, many of whom are elderly and on low... Read More
14 February 2024 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Recently, the Social Democrats announced that they will run a candidate in every local electoral area in the Cork South Central Constituency for the first time. Richard Terry, Chairperson of the Cork South Central branch, and candidate for the Carrigaline Local Electoral Area describes the party: “The Social... Read More
31 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork South-Central TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has raised yesterday with the Taoiseach the crisis in the childcare sector in Cork and urged the Government to intervene. Speaking in the Dáil chamber Teachta Ó Laoghaire said, “Taoiseach, to find a childcare place in Cork city or county at the... Read More