Funding secured for Spike Island tourist attraction

24th October 2013, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan Cork County Mayor, Cllr Noel O’Connor (FG), today welcomed the announcement of €2.5m grant funding from Fáilte Ireland towards the development of Spike Island as a unique tourism attraction in Cork Harbour. Co-funding by Cork County Council of €1.5m will bring to €4m the total investment in […]

Do up your house – says West Cork TD

Do up your house – says West Cork TD

24th October 2013, Tuesday By Politics Reporter Labour Party TD for Cork South West, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news from the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, that the home renovation scheme announced in Budget 2014 will begin this Friday, instead of next year as originally announced. The tax relief for home renovation and […]

Public should have access to Vernon Mount House – McLellan

22nd October 2013 By Politics Reporter Deputy Sandra McLellan has called on the Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht to ensure that Vernon Mount House on Cork’s Southside to be renovated and opened to the public. Speaking today during the course of questions to the Minister, the Cork East TD and Sinn Féin […]

Midleton Town Achieves EU Accreditation for Accessibility

Midleton Town Achieves EU Accreditation for Accessibility

18th October 2013, Friday By In recent times, Midleton has taken a lead in putting ‘accessibility’ centre-stage through its participation in an EU wide pilot accessibility project called ISEMOA. Improving accessibility of pedestrian, cyclist and public transport services and facilities is at the heart of the project to enable all citizens to adopt […]

FG continues selections for local elections

FG continues selections for local elections

18th October 2013, Friday By Fine Gael has selected its Local election 2014 candidates for the south side of the city. In the South West Ward which covers Bishopstown, Wilton, Glasheen, Togher, and the area around UCC Barry Keane and Cllr. John Buttimer were selected with a third candidate to be added later. […]

Cobh Mayor welcomes Application to clean up toxic site in weeks

17th October 2013, Thursday By Reporter The Mayor of Cobh – Labour Cllr John Mulvihill Jnr – has welcomed confirmation that a planning application to transform the State’s largest toxic waste dump into vast public parkland as part of a €40m clean-up is due to be lodged within weeks. The Haulbowline site has […]

Sinn Féin councillor hits out at cuts to Cork Local Drugs Task Force

16th October 2013, Wednesday By Sinn Féin Councillor Mick Nugent has stated that the seven austerity budgets, delivered by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil, have devastated organisations that provide a strategic locally-based response to the drugs problems in Cork City. Cllr. Nugent said: “I have been contacted by organisations such as Cork […]

Mallow Town Council co-opts SF Cllr

8th October 2013 By Melissa Mullane this week took her seact on Mallow Town Council having being co-opted by Sinn Fein onto the seat vacated by Willie O Reagan.Cllr Mullane a long serving Dairygold employee is well known in political and community circles having been chosen recently to contest the county council elections […]

Cuts Threat to Phone and Electricity Allowances

30th September 2013, Monday By Reporter Socialist Party Cork City Councillor Mick Barry this morning slammed reports that Labour Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is considering abolition of the telephone allowance scheme and massive cutbacks in the electricity and gas allowance scheme. Yesterday’s SUNDAY TIMES reported that “the telephone allowance for 410,000 […]