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 […]

Q: How to stop cars from blocking bus lanes? A: Change the ‘culture’

Q: How to stop cars from blocking bus lanes? A: Change the ‘culture’

8 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party has called on Cork City Council to take action against cars blocking bus and cycle lanes in the city. The party says a “change in culture” is needed if the city is to implement ambitious public transport plans being finalised by the National Transport Authority. […]

New 24-hour Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service is “progressive”, says Green Party

New 24-hour Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service is “progressive”, says Green Party

1 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Carrigaline is Ireland’s largest car commuter town, and in a fortnights time it will begin to enjoy a 24 hour bus service. The Green Party in Cork has welcomed significant service enhancements to the Ballincollig-Carrigaline bus service, which will now run on a 24-hour basis. The enhancements announced […]

ELECTION POSTERS: Cork needs to follow good example of Galway City Council

ELECTION POSTERS: Cork needs to follow good example of Galway City Council

16 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork have called on the two local authorities in Cork to follow Galway City Council in exploring ways to limit election posters. On Monday, Galway City Council voted to develop a law that would prohibit election posters in the city, with the motion noting […]

Cork Environmental campaigner Chris Ramsden passes away

Cork Environmental campaigner Chris Ramsden passes away

18 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork are saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Ramsden of Glenbrook. Chris was an essential part of CHASE from the beginning, and contributed hugely to fundraising for CHASE over many years. Dominick Donnelly of the Cork Greens said: “It is so sad […]

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

3 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A special meeting of Cork City Council will take place this evening where potential Presidential candidates can make presentations to councillors in a bid to seek the nomination of Cork City Council. The Special Meeting will take place at 7pm. This follows Cork City Council being contacted by […]

NOT ENOUGH GREEN SPACE ON NORTHSIDE: Green Party unhappy with ‘Tank Field’ plans

NOT ENOUGH GREEN SPACE ON NORTHSIDE: Green Party unhappy with ‘Tank Field’ plans

10 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party has denounced Cork City Council for removal of the last public green area in the Tank Field. Works started this week at an area designated as public open space on the Tank Field. Plans released to the Green Party show that the area will be […]

Here’s why the Patrick Street Car ban is a GOOD thing – Cork City, Ireland

Here’s why the Patrick Street Car ban is a GOOD thing – Cork City, Ireland

7 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called on the public to show its support for the Patrick’s Street traffic restrictions when they are reintroduced from Thursday. The party has invited people to come into the city centre on Saturday and Sunday afternoon to experience the new arrangements on […]

Cork Green Party want to stop fur farming in Ireland

Cork Green Party want to stop fur farming in Ireland

15 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called on Cork-based Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to engage with a national campaign to stop fur farming in Ireland. The call follows a meeting in Dublin this weekend organised by the National Animal Rights Association, who have been leading the campaign […]