Cork North West Election candidate Cormac Manning plants trees to reduce flooding

Cork North West Election candidate Cormac Manning plants trees to reduce flooding

16 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cormac Manning, Green Party candidate for Cork North West, demonstrated Green Party policy on flood control this week by taking part in a project to plant native trees in the upstream catchment area of a river. “Latest research shows that the traditional approach of using flood barriers to […]

Innishannon says ‘NO’ to election posters

Innishannon says ‘NO’ to election posters

12 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Innishannon, Co Cork has joined a growing list of Cork towns that will have no election posters erected. The Innishannon Tidy Towns committee have asked all political parties and candidates to refrain from erecting posters within the village. The request is a voluntary one, but so far it’s […]

Cork Green Party election candidate Oliver Moran wants Government to U-turn on pay-by-WEIGHT recycling

Cork Green Party election candidate Oliver Moran wants Government to U-turn on pay-by-WEIGHT recycling

2 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Green Party candidate for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, has called on the government to reverse the decision to introduce pay-by-weight on recycling. Households in Cork have started to receive notices that pay-by-weight will be introduced to all waste collections from July. The Department of the Environment estimates […]

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

2 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks away. If the election is held at the end of February, as widely expected, the deadline for inclusion […]

Cork Green Party candidates address Party election convention in Dublin

Cork Green Party candidates address Party election convention in Dublin

18 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Following the party’s election launch in Cork last Tuesday, Cork Green candidates addressed the Green Party election convention in Dublin on Saturday. Oliver Moran, candidate for Cork North Central, spoke about the need for political reform and local government reform in Cork: “We know that power in a […]

Green Party to run candidates in ALL of Cork’s 5 constituencies

Green Party to run candidates in ALL of Cork’s 5 constituencies

9 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party have confirmed the names of their candidates in Cork The candidates are: Lorna Bogue, Cork South Central Natasha Harty, Cork East Cormac Manning, Cork North West Oliver Moran, Cork North Central Johnny O’Mahony, Cork South West Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, will speak […]

Abolish property tax, and replace it with a “site valuation tax”

Abolish property tax, and replace it with a “site valuation tax”

21 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Green Party candidate for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, has welcomed the ESRI’s call for the local property tax to be replaced by a site valuation tax. Moran said: “The Local Property Tax allow speculators to escape paying their share of taxes while home owners are taxed unfairly. […]

Cork Green Party candidate Oliver Moran condemns Government for Climate Change inaction

Cork Green Party candidate Oliver Moran condemns Government for Climate Change inaction

6 December 2015, 9.36pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party candidate for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, tonight expressed his concern for all affected by Storm Desmond and condemned Labour and Fine Gael’s approach to climate change. Mr Moran told TheCork.ie “The EPA is the state body responsible for environmental protection. In 2013, it […]