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30 September 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Economic disaster beckons without radical policy changes – according to West Cork Deputy Michael Collins and his colleagues in The Rural Independents “Is net zero climate dogma and exorbitant carbon and energy taxes more important to the government than the entire Irish economy, rural communities, and its people?”... Read More
24 September 2022 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Book: Clonakilty Town Council 1613-2014 Photo taken outside O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty shows Dr. Mathew Potter, of University of Limerick, author and present Curator of Limerick Museum, (fourth from left) with members of the Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage sub-committee who organised the publication of “The History of Clonakilty Town Council”... Read More
3 September 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie An initiative to introduce young people in County Cork to Irish authors has returned for the second year in a row. One County, One Book is a programme by Cork County Council Library and Arts Service and is supported by Creative Ireland. The title for 2022 is ‘Not... Read More
17 February 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Covid downgrading of all Cork NDLS offices made permanent – NDLS “blackguarding” the elderly, says TD Junior Transport Minister Hildegarde Naughten has confirmed that the temporary Covid downgrading of all National Driving Licence Service (NDLS) offices across the State, including the three offices in Skibbereen, Cork City and... Read More
10 February 2022 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Politics Deputy Michael Collins has said that the Taoiseach’s “failure to fully acknowledge the crippling cost-of-living crisis, instead spinning blame at external factors, demonstrates his deniability of the harsh realities experienced by ordinary families.” Yesterday, the West Cork TD, Deputy Collins stated: “Inflation is currently at a twenty-one... Read More
11 January 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie West Cork TD Michael Collins and his colleagues in The Rural Independent Group have said that the pandemic-related disruptions to cancer diagnoses and treatments are having a profound impact on patients and their families. The Group is calling for an immediate and decisive government intervention. Speaking from his... Read More
3 September 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A flute quartet has become the first music group to perform in the new bandstand at Carrigaline Community Park. The amenity was officially opened on Sunday, 29th August by Councillor Marcia D’Alton, Chair of Carrigaline Municipal District. ‘Hifilutin’ entertained those present with a wide-ranging repertoire from Mozart to... Read More
5 August 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The former Minister Zappone debacle stinks of cronyism and elitism according to Independent West Cork TD Michael Collins, It also signals that those who hold high office are deemed above the law, while at the same time continuing to prohibit a cruel ban on children from receiving their... Read More