CORK CITY EXPANDS: Green Party welcomes report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Arrangements in Cork

CORK CITY EXPANDS: Green Party welcomes report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Arrangements in Cork

9 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party welcomes report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Arrangements in Cork The group, which was set up by Minister Simon Coveney, has recommended to overturn a 2015 report that called for the merger of Cork city and county councils. The new report instead recommends extending […]

NEW CITY CENTRE HOUSING: Green Party in Cork supports social housing development in White Street Carpark

NEW CITY CENTRE HOUSING: Green Party in Cork supports social housing development in White Street Carpark

25 May 207 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has backed a social housing development in the city to replace White Street car park. The car park is currently the site of anti-social behaviour in the South Parish, according to a statement from the Party. The statement also says that building housing on […]

Green Party ask Cork Lord Mayor to stop using his DIESEL Ford Mondeo (provided free by Ford Ireland every year) and switch instead to an ELECTRIC car

Green Party ask Cork Lord Mayor to stop using his DIESEL Ford Mondeo (provided free by Ford Ireland every year) and switch instead to an ELECTRIC car

15 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party and Cork Climate Action today met with the Lord Mayor of Cork, Des Cahill, to discuss Cork’s plans for Earth Hour 2018. The group also discussed steps that the Lord Mayor’s office can take to show leadership in climate action. Earth Hour is an annual […]

WEST CORK: Green Party wants to stop illegal gorse fires in Co Cork

WEST CORK: Green Party wants to stop illegal gorse fires in Co Cork

9 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork said that serious gorse fires – like the the blazes that broke out yesterday at Skibbereen and Schull, and recently in Gougane Barra, Kealkill, and the Sheepshead and Beara peninsulas – will become more prevalent if Minister for Heritage, Heather Humphreys, gets her way […]

Cork Green Party welcomes plans to extend Presidential voting rights

Cork Green Party welcomes plans to extend Presidential voting rights

14 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Green Party have welcomed the Taoiseach’s announcement that the Government will propose a referendum to extend the right to vote in Presidential elections to Irish citizens worldwide. Currently only Irish citizens who are physically present in Ireland can vote on polling day. The only exemptions – by way […]

Raw sewage still being pumped into Cork rivers and sea

Raw sewage still being pumped into Cork rivers and sea

16 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party has condemned Government failure to protect health, tourism and the environment in Cork, after the European Commission announced it is taking Ireland to court over the pumping of raw sewage into rivers and the sea in the county. Green Party representative in Cork North Central, […]

Votes for Irish abroad (and EU citizens in Ireland) proposed by Green Party

Votes for Irish abroad (and EU citizens in Ireland) proposed by Green Party

30 December 2016 By David O’Sulivan david@TheCork.ie The Green Party today announced that they are preparing legislation to extend voting rights to Irish citizens living abroad, to be introduced in the new Oireachtas term. The party also plans to extend Dáil voting rights to EU citizens living in Ireland for five years or more. As part […]