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26 January 2024 By Bryan McCarthy bryan@TheCork.ie Tánaiste, Micheál Martin TD, today officially opened 112 new social homes in the heart of Blackpool, Cork City, developed and managed by Clúid Housing and Clann Housing, Clúid’s age-friendly offering. The Tánaiste was joined by Lord Mayor of Cork City, Cllr. Kieran McCarthy, and representatives of Cork City... Read More
23 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Need to progress next gen ticketing on all public transport Labour Party Candidate in Cork City Peter Horgan has welcomed the move by Irish Rail to introduce E-tickets on intercity services. “Finally we are moving rail travel on a level like air travel where you have an E-ticket,”... Read More
14 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has welcomed the allocation of over €330,000 in funding for Cork organisations supporting victims of crime. The new funding has been allocated under a total fund of €7.7 million announced by the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee. In Cork,... Read More
12 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Labour Party Candidate Peter Horgan has said the time has come for a full, frank, open and public discussion on the future of the city centre following news of another small business closing today. “Something is not right in the city centre,” said Mr Horgan. “We need to... Read More
11 January 2024 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Kieran McCarthy was this weekpresented with the 2024 Lord Mayoral car, a fully electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range AWD, by Padraig Duane, Fleet Business Manager of Henry Ford & Son Ltd. This is the third year that an electric vehicle is... Read More
8 January 2024 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The European Parliament recently gave the green light to the European Health Data Space (EHDS), establishing a robust legal framework for the secure and efficient use of health data by researchers, innovators, public institutions, and industry players. Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP and Member of Parliament’s Subcommittee on... Read More
28 December 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “If the European Parliament has its way, consumers will be entitled to have more products and devices repaired, rather than being forced to buy newer expensive replacement models, pending negotiations on EU rules on the ‘right to repair’ in 2024”, said Seán Kelly MEP. “In addition, manufacturers will... Read More
14 December 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Councillors in the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District have approved funding to install electronic speed reflector signs in Banteer, Ballydesmond, Derrinagree, Nadd & Rathcoole villages. Electronic speed reflector signs display the speed of approaching vehicles in real-time. The signs remind drivers of the actual speed limit in place and studies show... Read More
11 December 2023 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie We need state-wide measures to End to Scourge of Vacancy & Dereliction say Labour South candidates Labour’s Southside Candidates for the local Elections in 2024, Laura Harmon (Cork South West) and Peter Horgan (Cork South East) have said the vacant home tax is an ineffective policy measure. Government... Read More