Climate Action Bill threatens rural Ireland says #WestCorkTD

Climate Action Bill threatens rural Ireland says #WestCorkTD

10 June 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Politics Deputy Michael Collins and his colleagues from the Rural Independent Group, have today challenged government TDs to step forward and explain why they are allowing a deeply flawed and damaging Climate Action Bill to be “rammed through the Oireachtas”, without any consideration for practical solutions or opposition […]

TRASH TALK: Chewing Gum is litter too

TRASH TALK: Chewing Gum is litter too

10 June 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley officially launched the Gum Litter Taskforce’s education campaign, with the help of students from Bunscoil Mhuire, in Youghal earlier this week. Speaking of the campaign, Mayor Linehan Foley said “Covid-19 has brought more people outdoors to socialise […]

“Stay alert and mindful of the safety of others” #COVID re-opening

“Stay alert and mindful of the safety of others” #COVID re-opening

26 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley urges people to continue to adhere to Public Health Advice when enjoying outdoor amenities “While people are travelling for leisure, both to enjoy the natural amenities and recent good weather across our beautiful county, I am asking everyone […]

Recognition for the Heroes of West Cork

Recognition for the Heroes of West Cork

6 April 2021, Tuesday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent TD Micheal Collins spoke in the Dail on Wednesday 24th March about his own hometown of Lowertown and the history and commemoration of Micheal John McClean who lost his life on December 8th 100 years ago in Gaggin in Bandon. Deputy collins said “he […]

West Cork TD comments on COVID funeral mourner caps

West Cork TD comments on COVID funeral mourner caps

6 April 2021, Tuesday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Michael calls on the Government to let the ritual of funerals continue with more than 25 people Deputy Micheal Collins in the Dail last week raised with the minister to increase the number of people who are allowed at funerals. Speaking from the Convention Centre in […]

Gardai arrested 2 people at Saturday’s #CorkCityProtest, and 4 people elsewhere in connection with it

Gardai arrested 2 people at Saturday’s #CorkCityProtest, and 4 people elsewhere in connection with it

7 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie In advance of the lockdown protest yesterday Gardaí in Cork City division had put in place “an extensive and comprehensive policing plan” after studying social media activity. Cork City Division Gardaí were supported by the wider Garda Southern Region and National Units including Garda Mounted Unit, Garda Dog […]

Motorway from Carrigaline to Cork City

Motorway from Carrigaline to Cork City

4 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Statement from the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley on the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway “On behalf of Cork County Council, together with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, I warmly welcome the decision made by the Supreme Court, on Monday March 1st, to reject further […]

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to say I am deeply sorry…to all the mothers and babies who suffered and continue to suffer…””

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to say I am deeply sorry…to all the mothers and babies who suffered and continue to suffer…””

12 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Statement from Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley (Ind), in relation to Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, Bessboro, Blackrock/Mahon, Cork “As many will be aware, I am the child of a mother and baby home. I was born in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home. […]

New fire Station in West Cork

New fire Station in West Cork

6 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Independent T.D welcomes funding for Clonakilty Fire Station Michael Collins T.D has welcomed an announcement by the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government that €1.6 million has been allocated to replace Clonakilty Fire Station. The Independent T.D said that the funding will aim to ensure that a […]

FISHING POLITICS: “the botched Brexit deal amounts to a cut of at least 25 per cent in quota and income for the Irish fishing fleet”

FISHING POLITICS: “the botched Brexit deal amounts to a cut of at least 25 per cent in quota and income for the Irish fishing fleet”

5 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Politics: Strong words from Cork TD “…the botched Brexit deal amounts to a cut of at least 25 per cent in quota and income for the Irish fishing fleet at a time when the sector is already in survival mode” – says Vocal TD Independent West Cork Michael […]

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