Cork City Council needs to do more to support the arts – says Green Cllr

Cork City Council needs to do more to support the arts – says Green Cllr

18 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council needs to do more to support the arts & music, in light of COVID19 – says Cllr. Oliver Moran The Green Party in Cork has said that Cork City Council needs to do more to support musicians and cultural groups affected by budget cuts and […]

Cork City needs more and wider cycle lanes (and enforcement!)

Cork City needs more and wider cycle lanes (and enforcement!)

28 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party Councillor for Cork City South West, Colette Finn, today said that we need to provide cycling infrastructure to allow healthcare workers in Cork to cycle to and from work safely. Speaking today, Cllr. Finn said: “I’ve been contacted by frontline healthcare workers in CUH that are […]

Reopening of farmers markets and allotments welcomed by Cork Green Party

Reopening of farmers markets and allotments welcomed by Cork Green Party

23 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party Councillor in Cork City South West Colette Finn has welcomed the decision by the government to allow farmers markets and allotments to reopen. Cllr. Finn says Covid has highlighted the importance of them both culturally and for food production: “Farmers markets and allotments have long served […]

Biodiversity boost: one of the positives of COVID19

Biodiversity boost: one of the positives of COVID19

11 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Greens say increased opportunity for residents groups to increase biodiversity in their area due to COVID-19 The Green Party in Cork has asked residents groups to use this Summer season as an opportunity to set an area of green space aside for greater biodiversity. Restrictions because of COVID19 […]

Could Ireland develop a thriving Café culture – with tables and chairs on footpaths and streets?

Could Ireland develop a thriving Café culture – with tables and chairs on footpaths and streets?

7 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Green Party Councillor for Cork City South West, Colette Finn, has joined the Party’s spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Steven Matthews TD in calling on Local Authorities to consider allowing businesses including restaurants and cafés access to the public footpath in some areas of town centres free […]

Cork City Council’s response to COVID19 favours cars, and thus goes against WHO guidelines – according to Greens

Cork City Council’s response to COVID19 favours cars, and thus goes against WHO guidelines – according to Greens

30 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There’s no such thing as ‘temporary arrangements’ – Green Party worried about de-pedestrianisation of Oliver Plunkett Street The Green Party in Cork has said that the city’s response to COVID19 can see a retreat to the car or the development of a safe and reassuring environment for businesses […]

More space needs to be given to pedestrians throughout the County, says Green Party Councillor

More space needs to be given to pedestrians throughout the County, says Green Party Councillor

29 April 2020, Wednesday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie On Monday Green Party Councillor for Cobh, Alan O’Connor, asked Cork County Council to consider what options the council might have to allow pedestrians to more easily maintain social distancing – particularly in built-up areas. “I’ve often had to step off the footpath, onto the road, in […]

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