VISIT TO CORK CITY HALL: from World Health Organisation European Healthy Cities political vision group

VISIT TO CORK CITY HALL: from World Health Organisation European Healthy Cities political vision group

23 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Welcomes the World Health Organisation (WHO) Political Vision Group Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald is hosting the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Healthy Cities Political Vision Group today and tomorrow at Cork City Hall. Along with Cork City, the Political Vision Group is made up […]

CARRIGALINE TD SAYS: High level of successful appeals suggests a serious flaw in system

CARRIGALINE TD SAYS: High level of successful appeals suggests a serious flaw in system

16 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD, Michael McGrath has said that the high percentage of successful appeals made in respect of Domiciliary Care Allowance applications suggest that many applicants are being unfairly stopped from getting their payment in the first place, and that the decision making process is flawed. The […]

BLACKROCK VILLAGE: Lord Mayor Praises community ahead of inaugural ‘Blackrock Village Festival’

BLACKROCK VILLAGE: Lord Mayor Praises community ahead of inaugural ‘Blackrock Village Festival’

14 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Tony Fitzgerald (Fianna Fail) has praised the work of the local community in Blackrock ahead of the inaugural Blackrock Village Festival. The Festival takes place on Saturday 16th September 2017, from 2-6pm. ‘It is just a short three months since the Blackrock […]

POLITICS: Fianna Fáil welcomes publication of Review of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Code

POLITICS: Fianna Fáil welcomes publication of Review of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Code

13 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD (who is based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has welcomed today’s publication of the Coffey Report ‘Review of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Code’ and has said that the impact of the proposed changes to our corporation tax system would have on corporation […]

IRISH NATIONAL ANTHEM: Children encouraged to learn words of Amhrán na bhFiann

IRISH NATIONAL ANTHEM: Children encouraged to learn words of Amhrán na bhFiann

8 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald (Fianna Fail) has started one of the oldest traditions of his office: the Lord Mayoral visit to primary and secondary schools in the city. This year, the Lord Mayor will encourage the children of Cork to learn our national anthem […]

FINANCE: Fianna Fail questions Central Bank claim tracker rate restored for 95% of affected mortgages

FINANCE: Fianna Fail questions Central Bank claim tracker rate restored for 95% of affected mortgages

6 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Banks to appear before Oireachtas Finance Committee in coming weeks Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath TD has challenged a claim made by the Central Bank that 95% of the identified mortgage accounts affected by the tracker scandal have now been put on the correct rate. Deputy […]

HEALTH: Cork Cllr (who is also a GP) says HPV Vaccines MUST be PROMOTED by HSE

HEALTH: Cork Cllr (who is also a GP) says HPV Vaccines MUST be PROMOTED by HSE

6 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Fianna Fail Councillor John Sheehan – who is also a GP with a practice in Blackpool – has expressed his concern at what he called a campaign protesting the issue of the HPV Vaccine. Since it was issued by the HSE, over 220,000 women have been […]

TERRORISM: Should Cork City should install bollards to prevent a car or truck attack on pedestrians?

TERRORISM: Should Cork City should install bollards to prevent a car or truck attack on pedestrians?

1 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Cork City Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn (Cork North Central) has called for the local authority to review the use of bollards in the city. O’Flynn believes in light of car ramming attacks in Nice, Barcelona and London officials should examine areas with a large footfall to ensure that […]

POLITICS: Government must restore funding for ‘Local Improvement Scheme’ says Fianna Fail Co Cork TD

POLITICS: Government must restore funding for ‘Local Improvement Scheme’ says Fianna Fail Co Cork TD

31 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North – West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Department of Rural and Community Development to restore funding to the Local Improvement Scheme to €5m and extend the expressions of interest deadline. “The Local Improvement Scheme saw the State providing funds to local authorities to […]

HEALTH: Wife of Cork City Lord Mayor to hold ‘Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice’

HEALTH: Wife of Cork City Lord Mayor to hold ‘Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice’

26 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Lady Mayoress invites the people of Cork to support Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice At 11.00 a.m. Wednesday 30th August, the Lady Mayoress of Cork, Georgina Fitzgerald, will launch Cork’s event supporting Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice. This actual event will […]