Future of Hurley stick in doubt, but Cork company has the answer

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Cork company could help eliminate the ash dieback disease that is killing ash trees in Ireland, according to Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly. “Cork-based Treemetrics company now has the technology and expertise to help tackle this disease using their satellite and online technologies. Satellite imagery can identify […]

Clune calls for stronger clampdown on online child sexual abuse

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Yesterday the European Parliament approved a resolution to fight online sexual abuse of children. Speaking after the vote Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said authorities must find ways to hunt down criminals who prey on, rape and kill thousands of children around the world every year. Speaking to […]

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

12 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking on Sinn Féin’s proposals to extend voting rights in presidential elections to 16 year olds, the party’s education spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that 16 year olds have competency in many areas according to the State and therefore should also be enfranchised to vote. The Cork North […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted from […]

AUDIO: Walkway named for Cork sports legend

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Plans to rename a walkway near Fitzgerald Park in the City after a soccer legend have come to fruition. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mary Shields, will finally unveil “The Noel Cantwell Walk” nameplate tomorrow morning. Back in October 2014 Cork City Council passed a resolution to […]

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

11 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking from Strasbourg today, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada – from the Muskerry Gaeltacht on the Cork/Kerry border – gave a warm welcome to the ‘language campaign’ begun by her parliamentary colleague Seán Kelly MEP – who hails from Kerry. Fine Gael’s Seán Kelly announced this week […]

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural Action […]

Co Cork Pay Parking situation clarified

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed Cork County Council’s passing of a Pay Parking Policy, stating that it gives discretion to locally elected Councillors, and could allow for the impasse regarding pay parking in Douglas to be brought to an end. “This is an important step, and I […]

Pfizer Little Island will stay open

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 160 jobs to be retained in decision The East Cork based Minister of State for Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock TD (Labour) has confirmed that the Little Island facility of Pfizer, which the company had marked for sale two years ago, is to be retained within the company’s portfolio […]

Cork Cllr wants to ban home repossessions

Cork Cllr wants to ban home repossessions

9 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning called for legislation to ban home repossessions as news emerged that only Dublin and Meath Circuit Courts have had more civil bills for repossession submitted to them this year than Cork Circuit Court. Seven thousand one hundred and one (7101) […]