CORK CITY: Green Party give Green light to ‘directly elected Mayor’ concept

CORK CITY: Green Party give Green light to ‘directly elected Mayor’ concept

4 April 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has welcomed detailed policy proposals for a directly-elected mayor and backed a Yes vote in the up-coming referendum. The party’s candidate in the Cork City North East ward and spokesperson on political reform, Oliver Moran, had been among those most vocally calling for […]

Green Party welcomes news that High Court has quashed a license for oil and gas exploration off Cork coast

Green Party welcomes news that High Court has quashed a license for oil and gas exploration off Cork coast

31 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has welcomed news that the High Court has quashed a license for oil and gas exploration off the Cork coast. On Wednesday, the High Court agreed to quash the license granted to a subsidiary of Providence Resources for exploration at Barryroe, south of […]

An increase in Cork City centre population would be GOOD for many reasons

An increase in Cork City centre population would be GOOD for many reasons

20 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party has called on Cork City Council to take active steps to increase the population living in Cork city centre. The party has proposed measures such as rates deferrals and joint ventures with state agencies, rather than waiting for central government to provide funding. The government’s […]

EAST CORK GREENWAY: Converting former rail line to walkway – but… many want a modern railway instead to reduce road congestion

EAST CORK GREENWAY: Converting former rail line to walkway – but… many want a modern railway instead to reduce road congestion

14 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has described the decision by Cork County Council to tarmac over the Youghal-Midleton railway as a “serious blow to the region”. Cork County Councillors today voted unanimously in favour of a greenway proposal for Youghal – Midleton. The plan involves using the disused […]

Q: How to stop cars from blocking bus lanes? A: Change the ‘culture’

Q: How to stop cars from blocking bus lanes? A: Change the ‘culture’

8 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party has called on Cork City Council to take action against cars blocking bus and cycle lanes in the city. The party says a “change in culture” is needed if the city is to implement ambitious public transport plans being finalised by the National Transport Authority. […]

New 24-hour Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service is “progressive”, says Green Party

New 24-hour Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service is “progressive”, says Green Party

1 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Carrigaline is Ireland’s largest car commuter town, and in a fortnights time it will begin to enjoy a 24 hour bus service. The Green Party in Cork has welcomed significant service enhancements to the Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service, which will now run on a 24-hour basis. The enhancements announced […]

ELECTION POSTERS: Cork needs to follow good example of Galway City Council

ELECTION POSTERS: Cork needs to follow good example of Galway City Council

16 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork have called on the two local authorities in Cork to follow Galway City Council in exploring ways to limit election posters. On Monday, Galway City Council voted to develop a law that would prohibit election posters in the city, with the motion noting […]

Cork Environmental campaigner Chris Ramsden passes away

Cork Environmental campaigner Chris Ramsden passes away

18 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork are saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Ramsden of Glenbrook. Chris was an essential part of CHASE from the beginning, and contributed hugely to fundraising for CHASE over many years. Dominick Donnelly of the Cork Greens said: “It is so sad […]

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