MACROOM & KANTURK will receive rural regeneration funding

MACROOM & KANTURK will receive rural regeneration funding

6 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Christopher O’ Sullivan today welcomed news that Cork County Council has been successful in securing government funding of over €2.6million for rural regeneration in the towns of Macroom and Kanturk in County Cork. The Government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) […]

Cork TD asks Taoiseach ‘Where is promised new school?’

Cork TD asks Taoiseach ‘Where is promised new school?’

25 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has questioned the Taoiseach on the commitment given by the Government that there would be a new secondary school in Ballincollig. Deputy Moynihan said it wasn’t good enough that parents are put through unnecessary stress each year making applications to over-subscribed local […]

PERFECT SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: 100 Cork school children receive award from Lord Mayor

PERFECT SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: 100 Cork school children receive award from Lord Mayor

23 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The average primary school pupil misses 10 days each school year, and the average secondary student misses 13 days a year, but these students missed none. 100 students from primary and secondary schools in Cork will gather in Cork City Hall today to receive awards from the Cork […]

TOXIC DUMP TURNED INTO PUBLIC PARK: Haulbowline Remediation Up for Engineers Ireland Project of the Year

TOXIC DUMP TURNED INTO PUBLIC PARK: Haulbowline Remediation Up for Engineers Ireland Project of the Year

21 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The East Tip Haulbowline Island Remediation Project completed by Cork County Council, RPS Consulting Engineers, PJ Hegarty & Sons and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been shortlisted for the Engineering Project of the Year 2019. The remediation project on the East tip of Haulbowline […]

Govt ignoring crisis in Disability Sector – Murphy O’Mahony

Govt ignoring crisis in Disability Sector – Murphy O’Mahony

19 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Crisis at Cope Foundation was flagged months ago Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has accused the government of ignoring repeated warnings about a funding crisis in the disability sector. The Cope Foundation, which supports children and adults with intellectual disabilities, says it needs an additional […]

North Cork nursing homes at least 2 years behind schedule – Michael Moynihan

North Cork nursing homes at least 2 years behind schedule – Michael Moynihan

18 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie HSE fails to give completion date for St. Joseph’s in Millstreet or Kanturk Community Hospital Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan has slammed further delays to upgrade works at two nursing homes in North Cork, which should have been completed last year. Deputy Moynihan has […]

FREE PARKING: continues in Douglas

FREE PARKING: continues in Douglas

17 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City Council’s Douglas parking promotion, which began in September, remains in place this month. One hour free on-street parking is still available from Monday to Saturday in Douglas. Parking has always been free on Sundays in publically owned areas (Caution: East Village and the Woolen Mills are […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Big Cut in Respite for People With Disabilities – says West Cork FF TD

HEALTH POLITICS: Big Cut in Respite for People With Disabilities – says West Cork FF TD

7 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New figures provided to Fianna Fáil Disability Spokesperson Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD show a drop of some 26,523 respite overnights for people with disabilities between 2015 and 2018. This is a reduction of more than 14%. “It is genuinely shocking that at a time when the need for […]