Minister Coveney congratulates Irish Defence Forces on People Of The Year Award

Minister Coveney congratulates Irish Defence Forces on People Of The Year Award

6 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. (Cork South Central) has today extended his congratulations to the Naval Service who on behalf of Óglaigh na hÉireann, were awarded a People of the Year Award last night. Commenting on the award the Minister said ‘I along with many other […]

Cork MEP says ‘70% of EU road deaths are occurring on rural roads’

Cork MEP says ‘70% of EU road deaths are occurring on rural roads’

6 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 26,000 Europeans are killed on our roads annually – this is a much bigger challenge to Europe than terrorism – says the MEP Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has called on car manufacturers in Europe to design and make safer cars […]

Local Property Tax rates to be maintained until 2019 – Buttimer

Local Property Tax rates to be maintained until 2019 – Buttimer

5 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the news that the revaluation date for Local Property Tax (LPT) rates has been postponed until 2019. “The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, has published the Local Property Bill 2015 which postpones the date for revaluation of […]

Clune meets with EU Commission to discuss Freshwater Pearl Mussels concern in Cork

Clune meets with EU Commission to discuss Freshwater Pearl Mussels concern in Cork

4 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie All interested parties from NGOs, environmental groups, land owners and local councilors need to come together to discuss the best way to protect our river systems and its species while also allowing the surrounding lands to be put to best use for potential development, tourism and economic development. […]

Cork City Joint Policing Committee to meet on Monday

Cork City Joint Policing Committee to meet on Monday

4 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The last meeting of 2015 for the Cork City Joint Policing Committee Will take place on Monday (7th December 2015) at 2 pm in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork. The JPC is a forum where Senior Gardai interact with elected City Councillors. Routine reports presented include a […]

Urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract says Cork North Central Senator

Urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract says Cork North Central Senator

3 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “There is an urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract,” according to Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke. Senator Burke was speaking after raising the matter in the Seanad with Minister of State in the Department of […]

“Sinn Féin’s dodgy maths strike again” says Fine Gael Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

“Sinn Féin’s dodgy maths strike again”  says Fine Gael Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

3 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie It is rare to see a Fine Gael elected representative use the word “dodgy”, and ever rarer for Deirdre Clune, but it has happened. Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South Deirdre Clune (who is from Cork) has this evening accused Sinn Féin of using “misleading figures” about arts […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney speaks at Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana

Cork Minister Simon Coveney speaks at Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana

3 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Minister for of Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., today (3rd of December 2015) addressed delegates at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra. The Centre which was established in 2003, is a Centre of Excellence for training, education and research in African peace and security […]

Clocked cars are a problem across Europe – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

Clocked cars are a problem across Europe – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

3 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Mileage fraud is undermining confidence in our second hand car market and consumers need more protection from cars that have been tampered with Speaking at a workshop on the second hand car market in the European Parliament yesterday, Ireland South MEP and member of the EU transport committee […]

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