Tables and chairs would bring Café culture, but clarity needed on licence fees payable to City Council

Tables and chairs would bring Café culture, but clarity needed on licence fees payable to City Council

19 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Earlier this month we wrote how Ireland could develop a thriving Café culture this Summer – with tables and chairs on footpaths and streets. Being outdoors makes social distancing easier, and many Cafés will be struggling to survive due to 2 months of lost revenue, followed by diminished […]

Childcare during COVID-19 needs urgent solution – warns Cork Labour TD @SeanSherlockTD

Childcare during COVID-19 needs urgent solution – warns Cork Labour TD @SeanSherlockTD

13 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Responding to the collapse of the childcare scheme for frontline healthcare workers, Labours Seán Sherlock said: “The collapse of the childcare scheme for healthcare workers shows the shambolic approach of the government and contrasts sharply with the premature comments today from Taoiseach about reopening schools and crèches which […]

Clarification required on SouthDoc lay offs – Sherlock

Clarification required on SouthDoc lay offs – Sherlock

27 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has said that a public clarification by the Board of South Doc Must be provided after temporary staff lay-offs were announced to staff yesterday (Thursday) “There was certainly an understanding that staff would be redeployed to other centres during this public health emergency. […]

CORK CITY needs a CYCLING TSAR (there is life in Ireland beyond Dublin)

CORK CITY needs a CYCLING TSAR (there is life in Ireland beyond Dublin)

10 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Greens Members of the Green Party in Cork have said that the recent revelation that the National Transport Authority (NTA) were in the early stages of developing a dedicated office to work on cycling infrastructure that would “focus on schemes in the Dublin City Council area” is a […]

AUDIO: 5,500 School children “practically offline” in Cork East – Sherlock

AUDIO: 5,500 School children “practically offline” in Cork East – Sherlock

6 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Over 5,500 school children in schools across Mallow, Fermoy, Midleton and Cobh are in schools with broadband speeds of less than 20 MBs, says Cork East TD Seán Sherlock. “These numbers highlight a digital divide in this country with Dublin doing well but schools outside the M50 doing […]

Does Cork need more Gardai?

Does Cork need more Gardai?

3 November 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Cork City Councillor John Maher has demanded the Garda Commissioner and Minister for Justice to account for news reports today that just two Gardaí were able to patrol the city last March on a Saturday night and clarify when additional resources will be made available to Cork, […]

How to stop graffiti? reintroduce the Community Graffiti Programme

How to stop graffiti? reintroduce the Community Graffiti Programme

14 April 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Local election Candidate Peter Horgan and Senator Kevin Humphreys have called on the Government to reintroduce the Community Graffiti Programme to combat the damage to private property by vandalism. Graffiti is a real problem in communities right around Cork city and county,” said Mr Horgan “There is […]

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, and Carrigaline is on the list

Labour Party wants to restore Town Councils, and Carrigaline is on the list

28 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking in advance of the committee scrutiny of Labour’s Bill to restore Town Councils, leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin TD called on people in towns across Ireland to support the restoration of Town Councils as an issue in the upcoming local elections. Deputy Howlin said: “Town […]

Cycle Commissioner needed for Cork

Cycle Commissioner needed for Cork

8 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Cork City local election candidate Peter Horgan has called for the establishment of a cycling commissioner in Cork city and County that would have a statutory footing to push forward alternative transport options, investment and communications for Cork city and county. Mr Horgan said: “London has such […]

SLOW DOWN: Boreenmanna Road traffic is too fast

SLOW DOWN: Boreenmanna Road traffic is too fast

20 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Local election candidate Peter Horgan of the Labour Party has called for a pedestrian crossing and more traffic calming measures to be implemented on Boreenmanna Road in the interest of safety for residents and visitors to the area. “This is a highly residential area with many families spanning […]

Operation Freeflow needed for Cork to stop us being like Dublin

Operation Freeflow needed for Cork to stop us being like Dublin

13 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Cork City Council Candidate Peter Horgan has again called on Ministers Shane Ross and Charlie Flanagan to initiate Operation Freeflow in Cork in order to avoid the city and surrounding roads becoming like Dublin. “The report from Inrix today shows once again the issues affecting Dublin traffic, […]

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