The Roads to Nowhere: Southern Region being isolated from economic development

The Roads to Nowhere: Southern Region being isolated from economic development

23 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Dunkettle Interchange, the M20, M22, N28 upgrade and the Northern Ring Road are considered critical in supporting sustainable economic development to the south of the country. Most of these are now under threat or facing interminable delays. Industry reaction This represents a failure on behalf of the […]

VRT needs overhaul with introduction of new CO2 test for vehicles – McGrath

VRT needs overhaul with introduction of new CO2 test for vehicles – McGrath

5 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie CO2 values set to increase by 21% under new WLTP measurements Without reform, some motorists will opt for older, less environmentally friendly vehicles Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath has called on the government to overhaul the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) system in light of the introduction […]

Cork exclusion from film relief scheme could see county miss out on key investment – McGrath

Cork exclusion from film relief scheme could see county miss out on key investment – McGrath

4 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath has expressed concern that Cork could miss out on new film industry opportunities after it was excluded from a tax incentive for the industry. The 5% Regional Uplift tax incentive is available for four years and is designed to […]

FREE MONEY! Politician encourages citizens to claim reliefs for past four years, to check if they are entitled to a tax refund

FREE MONEY! Politician encourages citizens to claim reliefs for past four years, to check if they are entitled to a tax refund

28 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath TD, has encouraged people who think they may have overpaid income tax to request an End of Year Statement (P21 Balancing Statement) from the Revenue. His comments come as it has emerged that nearly €4 billion of overpaid income tax has […]

California State Legislative Irish Caucus visits Cork City Hall

California State Legislative Irish Caucus visits Cork City Hall

26 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan was pleased yesterday to host a distinguished delegation from the California State Legislative Irish Caucus at a reception in his chambers at Cork City Hall. The group was comprised of a mix of Republicans and Democrats representing communities right across […]

Works on 5 Cork hospitals are behind schedule

Works on 5 Cork hospitals are behind schedule

26 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Politics: Community Hospital delays symptomatic of FG failures in health – says Fianna Fail TD Murphy O’Mahony Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says delays to upgrade works at five Community Hospitals across West Cork is further proof of Fine Gael’s mishandling of the […]

Kelleher vows to protect Ireland’s corporation tax rate in Europe

Kelleher vows to protect Ireland’s corporation tax rate in Europe

20 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil MEP for Ireland South and member of the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs Billy Kelleher has expressed his disappointment that the lead candidate for President of the European Commission failed to outline any position or give assurance’s that Ireland’s corporate tax rate will […]

Speed limits on West Cork roads must protect cyclists and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony

Speed limits on West Cork roads must protect cyclists and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony

13 July 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has raised serious concerns about the speed limits on certain roads across West Cork. She says locals and tourists are avoiding walking and cycling along the roads because cars and trucks are able to drive up to 80kph. […]