GOODBYE POTHOLES? increase in Cork County Council Roads funding to €57.9 million

GOODBYE POTHOLES? increase in Cork County Council Roads funding to €57.9 million

24 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 2020 funding represents a 14.7% increase on 2019 allocation Cork County Council will receive a 14.7% increase in its roads budget this year.  The Department of Transport has allocated almost €57.9 million to Cork County Council for local and regional road works in 2020 compared to €50.465 million […]

CORK POLITICS: Greens v Fine Gael

CORK POLITICS: Greens v Fine Gael

24 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork had said that another Fine Gael government would lead to even greater income inequality. The criticism comes follow a warning by ESRI economist, Barra Roantree, that Ireland has among the worst pre-tax income inequality in the European Union. The ESRI research showed that […]

Brick thrown through window of Fine Gael Senator in Cork #CorkViolence

Brick thrown through window of Fine Gael Senator in Cork #CorkViolence

19 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Government Senator – who is a Solicitor by profession – has had a brick thrown through the window of his Blackpool, Cork City constituency office this Sunday evening. Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke said via Facebook “Bricks fired through the window in my office in Blackpool this […]

New Primary School in Kanturk to Go to Construction during 2020 – O’Shea

New Primary School in Kanturk to Go to Construction during 2020 – O’Shea

14 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie North Cork Fine Gael Councillor & General Election Candidate John Paul O’Shea recently confirmed that the planned new primary school in Kanturk will go to construction during 2020. Cllr. O’Shea received written confirmation from Minister of State at the Office of Public Works this week that the project […]

€13.3 million funding for major local sports projects

€13.3 million funding for major local sports projects

11 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than €13.3 million funding for local large–scale sports projects has been allocated, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election Councillor John Paul O’Shea has confirmed.  Cllr. O’Shea said: “This funding is included in the first set of allocations under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF).  Funding allocations in Cork included:  €9.2 million for […]

RURAL BROADBAND: for North County Cork moves a step closer with LEADER Funding Allocation

RURAL BROADBAND: for North County Cork moves a step closer with LEADER Funding Allocation

5 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Broadband Connection Point for the rural village of Laharn (where Fine Gael Cllr John Paul O’Shea resides) is a step closer this week with the allocation of just over €2,000 in LEADER funding by the North Cork Local Action Group (LAG) through it’s implementing partner IRD Duhallow […]

Poll topping Cork Mayor wants to run in General Election, but will Fianna Fail add him to their ticket?

Poll topping Cork Mayor wants to run in General Election, but will Fianna Fail add him to their ticket?

5 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie County Mayor Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan has all the ingredients to be a TD for the constituency of Cork South West, but his Fianna Fail party need to add him to the ticket first, because he says he has no intention of going Independent (as then-Mayor Alan Coleman did in […]

CCTV needed in Douglas and Carrigaline to reduce crime

CCTV needed in Douglas and Carrigaline to reduce crime

3 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Leader of Seanad Éireann, Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer, is calling for Cork City Council and Cork County Council to install CCTV in Douglas and Carrigaline as a matter of urgency. Senator Buttimer said: “Recent confirmation from my Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, […]

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