Cork City to get a DIRECTLY ELECTED Mayor (similar to London)?

Cork City to get a DIRECTLY ELECTED Mayor (similar to London)?

9 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has welcomed reports that the government plan to propose a directly-elected mayor for the city. Reports in the Irish Times say the government is expected to recommend the plan at next week’s cabinet meeting. The plan is for an executive-style mayor with responsibility […]

CORK-LIMERICK MOTORWAY: “is an extremely popular idea. But… it’s easy to get carried away without looking around at… more cost effective options…”

CORK-LIMERICK MOTORWAY: “is an extremely popular idea. But… it’s easy to get carried away without looking around at… more cost effective options…”

21 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork, Limerick and Waterford has reiterated its alternative to the proposed Cork-Limerick motorway. The party remade its call after the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, described the project as “the main missing link in our national road network” at a meeting of business leaders […]

LITTLE ISLAND: Proposals to build bike share stations, and establish shuttle bus from train station to business parks – welcomed by Green Party

LITTLE ISLAND: Proposals to build bike share stations, and establish shuttle bus from train station to business parks – welcomed by Green Party

20 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has welcomed proposals from Cork Chamber to improve commuter services at Little Island. The proposals include bike share stations on the island and at the nearby train station, a shuttle bus service from Little Island Train Station, a city bus service, and dedicated […]

POLLUTION IN CORK RIVERS AND LAKES: Green Party concerned with poor progress

POLLUTION IN CORK RIVERS AND LAKES: Green Party concerned with poor progress

9 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has described as “concerning” the latest report by the Environmental Protection Agency into water quality. The report, published this week, showed no improvement or a deterioration in the water quality of the majority of Cork’s rivers and lakes. Speaking after the report was […]

ENVIRONMENT: 13 million tress planted with help from University College Cork students

ENVIRONMENT: 13 million tress planted with help from University College Cork students

7 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has celebrated the success in University College Cork of Ecosia, the tree-planting internet search engine. The party is encouraging students starting the new academic year, as well as the general public, to continue to use the service. Ecosia is a search engine that […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

6 August 2017, Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has urged the body established to oversee the extension of Cork City Council to ignore the latest submission by Cork County Council. Last week, the government published the terms of reference for the Cork Local Government Implementation Oversight Group. The group is […]

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party has welcomed plans for an area-based approach to the expanded Cork City Council after 2019, but warned that these must be more than toothless local committees. The party expects there will be six local areas in the expanded city, including a city centre ward. Plans […]

CORK CITY: City Council Boundary extension on track for 2017 Local Elections

CORK CITY: City Council Boundary extension on track for 2017 Local Elections

6 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has learned that an “Implementation Oversight Group” will oversee the process of the Cork city boundary extension. The Government has said it expects the group to present a detailed implementation plan on the boundary extension “early in the Autumn”. The plan to set […]

HOUSING CRISIS: The reason you cannot find somewhere to rent is that Landlords find Airbnb more profitable than long term lets?

HOUSING CRISIS: The reason you cannot find somewhere to rent is that Landlords find Airbnb more profitable than long term lets?

4 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has renewed its call for Cork local authorities to step up in regulating improper Airbnb rentals as part of efforts to resolve the housing crisis The party renewed its call in Cork after Dublin City Council announced that it was taking action against […]

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