Independent Cork Co Cllr joins Fine Gael

Independent Cork Co Cllr joins Fine Gael

27 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Fine Gael Party is delighted to announce that Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has joined the Party in Cork. Cllr. O’Shea has been an elected representative on Cork County Council since May 2009. He was subsequently re-elected to the local authority in May 2014 representing the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District. Speaking after the announcement Cllr. […]

WEST CORK: Minister signs contracts for Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme

WEST CORK: Minister signs contracts for Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme

23 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief has today signed contracts with Ward and Burke Construction Ltd for the construction of the Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme. The Minister spoke with the Media in O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty, Speaking […]

RURAL BROADBAND: thoughts from a rural West Cork Independent TD

RURAL BROADBAND: thoughts from a rural West Cork Independent TD

16 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Can local communities, in rural Ireland, take the lead when it comes to provide the infrastructure that will allow every home, no matter how remote, with high-speed broadband? West Cork independent TD, Deputy Michael Collins is calling on the government to ensure that the promises made to provide […]

SPORT: Cork-Bristol Boxing Exchange Programme

SPORT: Cork-Bristol Boxing Exchange Programme

16 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie This week the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Declan Hurley, presented the Cork County Boxing Board with a cheque for €2,000 to assist with the Cork-Bristol Boxing Exchange Programme. In January 2017, a team of 20 boxers and officials from across Bristol and Western Counties Boxing […]

FARMING: West Cork farmers under financial pressure need help – says TD

FARMING: West Cork farmers under financial pressure need help – says TD

27 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent Michael Collins TD has called on Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, to immediately put in place measures to ensure that farmers who are enduring the brunt of the fodder crisis are supported. ‘Farmers across West Cork and indeed many parts of the country are once again […]

NEW COUNCIL HOUSING NEAR CORK-KERRY BORDER: at Ballingeary

NEW COUNCIL HOUSING NEAR CORK-KERRY BORDER: at Ballingeary

22 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sod is turned at social housing development in Ballingeary Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley has turned the sod on a new development of social housing at Cuan Barra, Kilmore, Ballingeary between the approved housing body Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoire Teo and Droumleigh Construction Limited. […]

HEALTH INSURANCE: needs “stricter regulations” – Michael Collins TD

HEALTH INSURANCE: needs “stricter regulations” – Michael Collins TD

7 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent TD, Michael Collins told the Dáil this week that health service is failing and the causes must be addressed urgently. ‘The health insurance industry and the two-tier medical system that we have in this country is totally failing the people who urgently need help and […]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Cork CITY Council welcomes proposed boundary extension into County Cork

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Cork CITY Council welcomes proposed boundary extension into County Cork

5 December 2017, Tuesday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The latest in a series of engagements between the two Cork Councils and the Implementation Oversight Group (IOG) took place yesterday , with political and executive representatives from both sides meeting with the IOG. The elected members of both Councils were subsequently briefed in relation to progress […]