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23 July 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fail Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan has welcomed the establishment of 67 new special classes in Cork. Every one of these special classes will have six pupils, one teacher and one special needs assistant. Deputy O’Sullivan has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Education Norma Foley that budget funding has... Read More
21 July 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie This week’s release of delivery statistics for social and affordable homes show that this Government is not treating the housing crisis with the urgency that it deserves, according to Holly Cairns, Social Democrats leader and TD for Cork South West. “Not a single social, affordable purchase, or cost... Read More
14 July 2024 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie More houses of any kind is positive news Cork City Council, in partnership with Citidwell Developments Ltd, is about to launch the first affordable housing scheme in the south east of the city at Seaberry Drive, Cooneys Lane, Meadow Brome, Grange, Douglas, on the South side of Cork... Read More
10 July 2024 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New figures obtained by Social Democrats Cllr Pádraig Rice by Cork City Council show that 348 Council houses are currently vacant – 44 of these in the South Central Ward. Cllr Rice submitted a written question to the Chief Executive to better understand exactly how many Council houses... Read More
10 July 2024 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Local Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan has said the new Cheestrings facility in Charleville, will significantly boost the local economy, create 60 new jobs, and enhance the company’s production capacity by 50%. This expansion was made possible through the Government’s Capital Investment Scheme for the Agri-Food Processing Sector and the... Read More
30 June 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie This weekend marked a proud milestone for the Irish Kidney Association as the newly announced Irish Nominee for European Commissioner, Michael McGrath TD, officially opened its Munster Kidney Support Centre on Wilton Avenue in Cork. Conveniently located within a 3-minute walking distance from Cork University Hospital (CUH), the... Read More
30 June 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The loss of a senior minister from Cork and the failure to nominate a Cork based TD as a cabinet attending junior minister has resulted in Cork City and County being politically overlooked and downgraded, according to Independent Ireland leader Michael Collins. Deputy Collins, who represents Cork South... Read More