Petition launched to extend the Marina pedestrianisation

Petition launched to extend the Marina pedestrianisation

15 August 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A petition has been launched calling on Cork City Council to extend the pedestrianisation of the Marina in Blackrock beyond the end of August initial deadline. “It’s very clear to see the physical and mental health benefits this pedestrianisation has brought,” said Peter Horgan, Labour Party Local Area […]

Cyclists versus motor traffic – too many near misses says @horganp of @labour

Cyclists versus motor traffic – too many near misses says @horganp of @labour

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie No Ann. @corkcitycouncil Absolutely no need whatsoever for protected cycle lanes. Nearly taken out twice in 20 meters @SamMcCormack97 @CorkCyclingCrew pic.twitter.com/FedA9TBAXz — Righttobikeit (@righttobikeit) July 9, 2020 Following yet another number of days where cyclists highlighted their near misses with traffic in Cork city and suburbs, via videos […]

Cork retains Agri TD as Labour’s Sean Sherlock appointed spokesman on Social Protection & Agriculture

7 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork recently lost its Agriculture Minister, as in the new Government Macroom’s Michael Creed (FG) moved to the back benches, but Cork still has an Agri influencer because Labour TD for Cork East Sean Sherlock has been appointed as his parties spokesperson on Social Protection, Rural and Community […]

Underfunded childcare sector needs Temporary Wage Scheme to remain afloat?

Underfunded childcare sector needs Temporary Wage Scheme to remain afloat?

23 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Labour Party Spokesperson on Children, Cork East’s Seán Sherlock TD has called for the creation of a Citizen’s Assembly on Childcare and for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to be expanded to fund the sector fully ahead of the September reopening of Childcare. Said Deputy Sherlock: “If it […]

Ireland needs “transport police”

Ireland needs “transport police”

8 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Gardai already have a Traffic Corps (renamed recently as Roads Policing). Is it now time for dedicated Transport Police? Labour Local Area Representative in Peter Horgan has said that immediate funding and allocation of dedicated transport police on the city’s buses must happen. “Incidents occurred before lockdown […]

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 […]