Cork Luas would “revolutionise travel around the city”, says Green Party

Cork Luas would “revolutionise travel around the city”, says Green Party

19 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party has welcomed the announcement of a feasibility study into a light-rail system for Cork as part of the National Development Plan 2018-2027. The plan includes a commitment to evaluate the potential for a bus rapid transit or light-rail system in the city. The plan envisions […]

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

POLITICS: Irish ‘Public Services Card’ should NOT be used for Social Media ID Verification

23 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party today described proposals by West Cork Fine Gael Junior Minister Jim Daly for an online identity verification process through the Public Service Card (PSC) as technologically naïve. Speaking in response to the proposals, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan said that the proposals are too intrusive […]

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 […]