Ireland to lose out on new EU Touring Visa potential

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune (Cork South Central), has said that Ireland will miss out on the benefits of a new proposed EU Touring Visa as we are not a member of the Schengen area. “The European Commission has proposed a new type of visa, the Touring visa, […]

Cork town suffering after Boundary Committee split main street in two

26 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council, many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in Cork. […]

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It appears that Cork City Council and Cork County Council will merge, and it will happen in the next 4 years. That means the local election of 2014 could have been the last where there were two authorities. Yesterday, there was a presentation for County Councillors in County […]

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It has emerged that Cork communities are being hit with savage cuts amounting to nearly 72% under the LEADER programme. Fianna Fail TD in Co Cork Michael Moynihan has described it as yet another attack on Cork communities at a time when they can least afford it. Every […]

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed a decision by Tourism Ireland to co-fund a campaign to market Cork in Cardiff, in advance of the beginning of the new Cork- Cardiff air route in June, 2015. “Representatives from Tourism Ireland have […]

Sinn Féin announce nominees for Cork Lord Mayor

20 March 2015 BY David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin has announced Cllr Chris O’Leary and Cllr Mick Nugent as the party’s nominees for the positions of Ard Mhéara Chathair Chorcaí and Leas Ard Mhéara Chathair Chorcaí respectively. The nominations were ratified by the party’s Cork City Officer Board last night. On accepting the nomination, Cllr […]

Ó Laoghaire welcomes Douglas pay parking changes

19 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed the decision to introduce 30 free minutes for on street parking in Douglas. “We have been pushing for quite some time to get some relief as regards pay parking for Douglas. Despite the support of the local Councillors on the Municipal District, […]