Ireland needs EU support to police its own fishing waters because Irish Naval Service is under resourced

Ireland needs EU support to police its own fishing waters because Irish Naval Service is under resourced

14 August 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “Until the Naval Service is strengthened, we must look for support from our EU colleagues”  The Cork-based Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher (Fianna Fail) has called on the Irish Government to reach out to other EU member states with a view to securing support in policing Irish fishing […]

Local TD welcomes multi-million ‘Re-imagining Cork City’ programme

29 July 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Padraig O’Sullivan has welcomed a programme in Cork which will see the investment of up to €2 million to widen the existing cycling infrastructure. Deputy O’Sullivan said: “I would like to commend Cork City Council, the Councillors and businesses who have […]

Apprenticeships must be remembered in the COVID-19 recovery – says Cork TD

Apprenticeships must be remembered in the COVID-19 recovery – says Cork TD

20 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, James O’Connor says that apprenticeships should be remembered in the COVID-19 recovery plans Deputy O’Connor said: “The same level of discussion has not as of yet taken place on the impact of COVID 19 has had on those providing apprenticeships and the […]

Please install the HSE COVID Tracker App – says Cork TD

12 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Padraig O’Sullivan has encouraged smartphone owners to download the new HSE COVID Tracker App to their phone. The App, which was launched this week, will facilitate digital contact tracing of close contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19, allows users to record […]

Will new Taoiseach Micheál Martin go on to become the next President of Ireland?

Will new Taoiseach Micheál Martin go on to become the next President of Ireland?

1 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Miriam O’Callaghan still features High in Betting at 12/1 New Taoiseach Micheál Martin (Fianna Fail), from Cork South Central, is already being backed for a future bid in the Phoenix Park. The current President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins must relinquish the role in 2025 when his second […]

FARMING: Relief as 2-year CAP extension provisionally agreed at EU level

FARMING: Relief as 2-year CAP extension provisionally agreed at EU level

1 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has said that Irish farmers can breathe a sigh of relief following the announcement of a two-year CAP extension by the European Union. Kelleher was commenting after a provisional agreement was reached between the co-legislators – the Parliament and the Council today. “Put […]

Cork Bishop congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach

Cork Bishop congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach

27 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bishop Fintan Gavin congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach “I congratulate Deputy Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach of our country. This is a special day for Deputy Martin, his wife Mary, his family and his many friends throughout Cork city and county. His election […]

Mayor pays courtesy visit to Catholic Bishop’s: Fintan Gavin & William Crean

Mayor pays courtesy visit to Catholic Bishop’s: Fintan Gavin & William Crean

25 June 2020, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cllr. Ian Doyle (FF), Mayor of the County of Cork made a courtesy visit to Bishops Fintan Gavin, Bishop of the Diocese of Cork and Ross and Bishop Willian Crean, Bishop of Cloyne Diocese. Cork is such a large County there are two separate Catholic dioceses. This […]

Cork Fianna Fail TD supports coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

Cork Fianna Fail TD supports coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

19 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Moynihan welcomes commitment on pensions in draft Programme for Government Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan has welcomed the commitment in the Programme for Government to maintain the state pension age at 66. Deputy Moynihan said, “The Programme for Government gives an assurance that the State […]