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10 March 2024 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Both the incumbent Seán Kelly MEP, and a new name John Mullins, have been selected by Fine Gael members from Ireland South to represent the party at June’s European Elections. The selection convention took place at Hotel Minella in Clonmel today. Cork businessman John Mullins is originally from... Read More
26 February 2024 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie East Cork Health Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, has welcomed confirmation that planning permission has been granted to the HSE to replace “the outdated current building” which houses the Owenacurra Mental Health Facility in Midleton. David Stanton said: “I am pleased to see that planning permission... Read More
29 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie MEP Billy Kelleher was been selected to represent Fianna Fáil for Ireland South in the upcoming European elections following a party selection convention at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork, on Sunday. Kelleher has been an MEP for Ireland South since his election to the European Parliament... Read More
8 January 2024 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The European Parliament recently gave the green light to the European Health Data Space (EHDS), establishing a robust legal framework for the secure and efficient use of health data by researchers, innovators, public institutions, and industry players. Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP and Member of Parliament’s Subcommittee on... Read More
28 December 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “If the European Parliament has its way, consumers will be entitled to have more products and devices repaired, rather than being forced to buy newer expensive replacement models, pending negotiations on EU rules on the ‘right to repair’ in 2024”, said Seán Kelly MEP. “In addition, manufacturers will... Read More
14 December 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Councillors in the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District have approved funding to install electronic speed reflector signs in Banteer, Ballydesmond, Derrinagree, Nadd & Rathcoole villages. Electronic speed reflector signs display the speed of approaching vehicles in real-time. The signs remind drivers of the actual speed limit in place and studies show... Read More
7 Decemver 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Being a Cllr is a part time job, historically many Cllrs were self-employed or had an understanding employer who would let them attend meetings during work hors – but society has changed with greater expectations, and social media demands Independent Senators have emphasised problems that will lead to... Read More
7 December 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD that children across Cork County will benefit from the further extension of the Hot School Meals Programme. Councillor O’Shea said that this latest extension will mean an additional... Read More
6 December 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Seán Kelly MEP has welcomed that the development, construction, and operation of Europe’s first-ever ammonia-fired power generation facility at Whitegate Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station in Cork is being explored. The Ireland South MEP described it as “an important step towards a low-carbon and competitive economy”.... Read More
16 November 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A decision by Revenue which sees practice doctors treated as individuals rather than as part of a partnership and sees them disadvantaged will now be reversed, according to Fine Gael TD Colm Burke. Deputy Burke, Fine Gael’s Health spokesperson, said: “I was contacted by a large number of... Read More