Cork City needs more and wider cycle lanes (and enforcement!)

Cork City needs more and wider cycle lanes (and enforcement!)

28 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party Councillor for Cork City South West, Colette Finn, today said that we need to provide cycling infrastructure to allow healthcare workers in Cork to cycle to and from work safely. Speaking today, Cllr. Finn said: “I’ve been contacted by frontline healthcare workers in CUH that are […]

Biodiversity boost: one of the positives of COVID19

Biodiversity boost: one of the positives of COVID19

11 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Greens say increased opportunity for residents groups to increase biodiversity in their area due to COVID-19 The Green Party in Cork has asked residents groups to use this Summer season as an opportunity to set an area of green space aside for greater biodiversity. Restrictions because of COVID19 […]

Could Ireland develop a thriving Café culture – with tables and chairs on footpaths and streets?

Could Ireland develop a thriving Café culture – with tables and chairs on footpaths and streets?

7 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Green Party Councillor for Cork City South West, Colette Finn, has joined the Party’s spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Steven Matthews TD in calling on Local Authorities to consider allowing businesses including restaurants and cafés access to the public footpath in some areas of town centres free […]

Cork City Council’s response to COVID19 favours cars, and thus goes against WHO guidelines – according to Greens

Cork City Council’s response to COVID19 favours cars, and thus goes against WHO guidelines – according to Greens

30 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There’s no such thing as ‘temporary arrangements’ – Green Party worried about de-pedestrianisation of Oliver Plunkett Street The Green Party in Cork has said that the city’s response to COVID19 can see a retreat to the car or the development of a safe and reassuring environment for businesses […]

More space needs to be given to pedestrians throughout the County, says Green Party Councillor

More space needs to be given to pedestrians throughout the County, says Green Party Councillor

29 April 2020, Wednesday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie On Monday Green Party Councillor for Cobh, Alan O’Connor, asked Cork County Council to consider what options the council might have to allow pedestrians to more easily maintain social distancing – particularly in built-up areas. “I’ve often had to step off the footpath, onto the road, in […]

Reduce litter in parks during COVID19, says Green Party in Cork

Reduce litter in parks during COVID19, says Green Party in Cork

13 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has backed community calls asking people to be proactive in reducing litter during the COVID19 crisis. Green Party councillor, Oliver Moran, made the call after reports of a rise in casual litter at a number of city parks and beauty spots. Cllr Moran’s […]

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 […]

AUDIO: ‘Listening Posts’ art installation on Penrose Quay, Cork City, Ireland

AUDIO: ‘Listening Posts’ art installation on Penrose Quay, Cork City, Ireland

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 […]