Government must do more to tackle crime in West Cork says Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

Government must do more to tackle crime in West Cork says Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s general election candidate in Cork South-West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said comments made by the Justice Minister on the closure of rural garda stations are proof that Fine Gael simply doesn’t appreciate the problem of crime in rural communities. Margaret said, “I’m really disappointed to see […]

Many residents of Mount Oval and Maryborough Hill opposed to N28 design

Many residents of Mount Oval and Maryborough Hill opposed to N28 design

5 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on the National Roads Design Office, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland, to review its proposals for the N28, due to the significant levels of disquiet among residents in the Mount Oval and Maryborough areas at the proposals. Cllr […]

Money needed to repair West Cork roads after floods

Money needed to repair West Cork roads after floods

5 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork South-West Dáil candidate Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called for a significant repair fund to be put in place to fix damaged roads affected by the recent adverse weather. The Bandon-based Councillor said roads all across west Cork have suffered damage, some very serious damage. Councillor Murphy […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney under pressure to pay farmers ‘flood money’

Cork Minister Simon Coveney under pressure to pay farmers ‘flood money’

5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ahead of this afternoon’s Cabinet meeting, IFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley said the Government must establish a flooding fund for farmers to deal with the losses they have incurred as a result of the recent flooding. Tom Turley said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must make […]

Cork City Cllr accuses Government of being cowards to insurance industry – in relation to floods

Cork City Cllr accuses Government of being cowards to insurance industry – in relation to floods

5 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Councillor Mick Barry this morning said that flood relief schemes in this country would be completely undermined if Irish governments continue with their poor record on reducing carbon emissions in the state. Cllr Barry said that it was embarrassing to watch Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s performance […]

Decreased motor tax for road hauliers means savings for businesses in 2016 – Collins

Decreased motor tax for road hauliers means savings for businesses in 2016 – Collins

5 December 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “Decreased motor taxes for road hauliers in 2016 will mean savings for businesses across the country and will help to create jobs”, says Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins. “From dealing with the Irish Road Haulage Association, I know that this will have a significant […]

‘Disastrous sub-prime mortgage sector needs dedicated government action’ – says Cork TD

‘Disastrous sub-prime mortgage sector needs dedicated government action’ – says Cork TD

4 January 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 13,000 sub-prime mortgages in arrears for more than two years Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath TD has described as inexcusable the Government’s complete failure to take action to deal with the spiralling arrears crisis in the sub-prime mortgage market, noting that the owners of these loans are […]

NAMA should build houses in Cork

NAMA should build houses in Cork

4 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning said that NAMA should be directed to organise a u-turn and to start prioritising the provision of affordable housing across the state. His call came after daft.ie released its latest report showing a 13.1% jump in house prices outside of […]

Clonakilty Mayor invites people to ring in 2016 in Clonakilty town centre

Clonakilty Mayor invites people to ring in 2016 in Clonakilty town centre

31 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin has issued an open invitation to all Clonakilty people and visitors to the town to a community ringing in of the New Year at the town-centre Asna Square tonight (Thursday 31st). People are asked to assemble from 11.45pm at Asna Square […]