Ireland to lose out on new EU Touring Visa potential

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune (Cork South Central), has said that Ireland will miss out on the benefits of a new proposed EU Touring Visa as we are not a member of the Schengen area. “The European Commission has proposed a new type of visa, the Touring visa, […]

Cork town suffering after Boundary Committee split main street in two

26 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council, many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in Cork. […]

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed a decision by Tourism Ireland to co-fund a campaign to market Cork in Cardiff, in advance of the beginning of the new Cork- Cardiff air route in June, 2015. “Representatives from Tourism Ireland have […]

Malwarebytes chooses Cork for EMEA HQ

18 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D., today announced that Malwarebytes, the company founded to protect people and businesses from next-generation cyberthreats, has chosen Cork as the site for its EMEA HQ, creating 50 new jobs over 3 years. The investment is supported by the Department […]

Cork clubs can apply for Sports Capital Programme

Cork clubs can apply for Sports Capital Programme

14 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “Sports clubs in Cork should apply now for Sports Capital funding,” says Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly. Deputy Daly was speaking after confirmation from the Minister for Sport, Michael Ring TD,that an extra €40 million has been secured for Sports Capital Programme in 2015. “It […]

Future of Hurley stick in doubt, but Cork company has the answer

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Cork company could help eliminate the ash dieback disease that is killing ash trees in Ireland, according to Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly. “Cork-based Treemetrics company now has the technology and expertise to help tackle this disease using their satellite and online technologies. Satellite imagery can identify […]

Clune calls for stronger clampdown on online child sexual abuse

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Yesterday the European Parliament approved a resolution to fight online sexual abuse of children. Speaking after the vote Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said authorities must find ways to hunt down criminals who prey on, rape and kill thousands of children around the world every year. Speaking to […]

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

11 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking from Strasbourg today, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada – from the Muskerry Gaeltacht on the Cork/Kerry border – gave a warm welcome to the ‘language campaign’ begun by her parliamentary colleague Seán Kelly MEP – who hails from Kerry. Fine Gael’s Seán Kelly announced this week […]

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural Action […]

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