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 […]

Cork County Mayor’s Coffee Morning raises over €1,500 for Friends of Marymount

Cork County Mayor’s Coffee Morning raises over €1,500 for Friends of Marymount

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley hosted a Coffee Morning today in County Hall which raised over €1,500 in aid of Marymount Hospice. Speaking at the Coffee Morning, Mayor Hurley paid particular thanks to all who had joined him, “As Mayor, I am honoured to […]

Homeless families must not be broken apart – West Cork TD

Homeless families must not be broken apart – West Cork TD

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Homeless families must not be broken apart West Cork Independent TD Michael Collins wants the government to ensure that families facing or currently homeless are not split up as they try to access suitable emergency accommodation. Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Collins, during the debate concerning the Housing […]

POLITICS: Close the Dáil Bar immediately and set an example

POLITICS: Close the Dáil Bar immediately and set an example

30 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government must stop treating those living and working in rural Ireland as second-class citizens – says TD Deputy Michael Collins has called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross to remember that his Road Traffic (Amendment) 2017 bill will cause further economic and social problems […]