Cork should aim for light rail by 2025, says Green Party

Cork should aim for light rail by 2025, says Green Party

24 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party has called for a more ambitious timeline for delivery of a light rail system in Cork in light of the declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency by Dáil Éireann. Plans contained in the Cork Metropolitan Area Draft Transport Strategy 2040 include a 17km light […]

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 […]