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 […]

How bad is Air Pollution on the Northside of Cork City?

How bad is Air Pollution on the Northside of Cork City?

23 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth news@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called for an increase in air pollution monitoring stations on the northside of the city A series of “indicative” monitoring equipment has been installed across Cork by Cork City Council in collaboration with UCC. These are calibrated against high-quality “reference” EPA stations. […]

WEST CORK: Green Party name Bernie Connolly as candidate for Cork South West constituency

WEST CORK: Green Party name Bernie Connolly as candidate for Cork South West constituency

22 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth news@TheCork.ie Bernie Connolly, current Coordinator of Cork Environmental Forum, has been added to the Green Party ticket in Cork, being formally announced as the party’s candidate to contest the Cork South West constituency. Ms. Connolly, who previously stood for the party in the 2004 local elections, is the current […]

POLITICS: Hogan’s “LNG win-win” speech is representative of Fine Gael’s ‘greenwashing’, says Green Party’s Lorna Bogue

POLITICS: Hogan’s “LNG win-win” speech is representative of Fine Gael’s ‘greenwashing’, says Green Party’s Lorna Bogue

17 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Hogan’s “LNG win-win” speech is representative of Fine Gael’s ‘greenwashing’, says Green Party’s Lorna Bogue A speech given by a former Fine Gael Minister for the Environment is ‘representative’ of the incumbent government party’s dedication to tackling the climate crisis, according to Green Party candidate for Cork South […]

Poor website management sees Cork City Council with low performance on non-statutory transparency index

Poor website management sees Cork City Council with low performance on non-statutory transparency index

10 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Transparency Report has no legal standing insofar as Council’s are audited by another agency called NOAC, nevertheless Green Party would like Cork City Council to have higher result. The Green Party in Cork has urged Cork City Council to improve its record of transparency and accountability. Cork City […]

CORK CITY CENTRE: “Accessibility nightmare… Footpaths are cracked and broken… Streets are slippery when raining”

CORK CITY CENTRE: “Accessibility nightmare… Footpaths are cracked and broken… Streets are slippery when raining”

17 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City centre has been described as an ‘accessibility nightmare’ by Green Party Councillor for Cork City South West Colette Finn. Speaking this week, Councillor Finn described the many issues people have raised to her relating to getting around the city in the six months since her election […]

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