Positive message from Green Party in Cork during this difficult time

Positive message from Green Party in Cork during this difficult time

15 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has described the response from city officials and the general public to the coronavirus as “hugely positive.” The party thanked residents groups who have pulled together using social media and are looking out for vulnerable neighbours. Green Party Councillor Oliver Moran said: “Everyone […]

Council to call on developers to restore ‘Listening Posts’ art installation on the north docks – Cork Greens

Council to call on developers to restore ‘Listening Posts’ art installation on the north docks – Cork Greens

6 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council will write to the developers of offices and apartments being built near Penrose Quay seeking assistance to restore the “Listening Posts” art installation at the north docks. This call follows a request from Green Party councillor Oliver Moran. At Monday’s evening meeting of the North […]

Success of 24hr 220 bus route shows room to expand other services

Success of 24hr 220 bus route shows room to expand other services

5 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Statistics recently released by Bus Éireann show that the 220 route, which runs from Carrigaline through Douglas and the city centre out towards Ballincollig, had an increase in passenger numbers of over 70% since the introduction of the 24hr bus route, as well as more frequent services during […]

Mayfield/Montenotte needs a playground

Mayfield/Montenotte needs a playground

3 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called for Cork City Council to renew efforts to locate a children’s playground in the Mayfield/Montenotte area. At Monday’s meeting of the North East ward Local Area Committee, Green Party Councillor Oliver Moran requested a report from officials on the need for […]

ELECTION POLITICS: Green Party questions Fine Gael on Cork-Limerick Motorway

ELECTION POLITICS: Green Party questions Fine Gael on Cork-Limerick Motorway

2 February 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork and Limerick have said the Fine Gael government are “selling the public a pup” on the Cork-Limerick motorway. The party says that the N20 is inadequate, and dangerous in places, and requires major upgrades. These include a widening of the road, as well […]

CORK POLITICS: Greens v Fine Gael

CORK POLITICS: Greens v Fine Gael

24 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork had said that another Fine Gael government would lead to even greater income inequality. The criticism comes follow a warning by ESRI economist, Barra Roantree, that Ireland has among the worst pre-tax income inequality in the European Union. The ESRI research showed that […]

How bad is Air Pollution on the Northside of Cork City?

How bad is Air Pollution on the Northside of Cork City?

23 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth news@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called for an increase in air pollution monitoring stations on the northside of the city A series of “indicative” monitoring equipment has been installed across Cork by Cork City Council in collaboration with UCC. These are calibrated against high-quality “reference” EPA stations. […]

WEST CORK: Green Party name Bernie Connolly as candidate for Cork South West constituency

WEST CORK: Green Party name Bernie Connolly as candidate for Cork South West constituency

22 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth news@TheCork.ie Bernie Connolly, current Coordinator of Cork Environmental Forum, has been added to the Green Party ticket in Cork, being formally announced as the party’s candidate to contest the Cork South West constituency. Ms. Connolly, who previously stood for the party in the 2004 local elections, is the current […]

POLITICS: Hogan’s “LNG win-win” speech is representative of Fine Gael’s ‘greenwashing’, says Green Party’s Lorna Bogue

POLITICS: Hogan’s “LNG win-win” speech is representative of Fine Gael’s ‘greenwashing’, says Green Party’s Lorna Bogue

17 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Hogan’s “LNG win-win” speech is representative of Fine Gael’s ‘greenwashing’, says Green Party’s Lorna Bogue A speech given by a former Fine Gael Minister for the Environment is ‘representative’ of the incumbent government party’s dedication to tackling the climate crisis, according to Green Party candidate for Cork South […]