Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

27 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Only 13 testers for Cork, Mallow, Skibbereen and Killarney Almost 11,000 people waiting for tests in those locations Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Transport Minister intervene to reduce the amount of time that people are waiting for a driving test. […]

Funding of almost €500,000 announced for Cork East rural regeneration and development projects

Funding of almost €500,000 announced for Cork East rural regeneration and development projects

26 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed the allocation of almost €500,000 to local projects under category 2 of the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF). This strand of the RRDF is part of a national funding […]

What’s the name for the new Cork City Centre bridge?

What’s the name for the new Cork City Centre bridge?

25 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The name of Cork City’s newest pedestrian bridge, will be announced this evening. The bridge will link St. Patrick’s Quay with Merchant’s Quay from Harley Street on the northern side. At this evening’s bi-weekly Cork City Council Meeting, the elected members (Councillors) will choose from a shortlist of […]

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

25 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that farmers are being driven out of business by over zealous and unaccountable inspectors. The Ireland South MEP said the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must include substantial reform of the current inspection system which is unfair and needlessly aggressive. […]

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

24 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Now in its 7th year, the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme was introduced to acknowledge publicly the work of volunteers and to recognise communities working in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to better our communities. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard […]

More than 3,000 children waiting for OT assessments across Cork & Kerry – Michael Moynihan

More than 3,000 children waiting for OT assessments across Cork & Kerry – Michael Moynihan

21 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan says a concerted effort must be made by the government and the HSE to reduce waiting lists for initial Occupational Therapy assessments. The latest figures from the HSE reveal that there are 3,153 children waiting of an occupational therapy […]

Cork Airport WILL continue to grow

Cork Airport WILL continue to grow

20 February 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Airport plans to outperform all other airports in Ireland in 2019 as it achieves its fourth consecutive year of growth. This is according to a briefing note from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) which was seen by Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune. The note said that the […]

SLOW DOWN: Boreenmanna Road traffic is too fast

SLOW DOWN: Boreenmanna Road traffic is too fast

20 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Local election candidate Peter Horgan of the Labour Party has called for a pedestrian crossing and more traffic calming measures to be implemented on Boreenmanna Road in the interest of safety for residents and visitors to the area. “This is a highly residential area with many families spanning […]

BREXIT: What will happen to Ireland’s fisheries if there’s a “No Deal Brexit”?

BREXIT: What will happen to Ireland’s fisheries if there’s a “No Deal Brexit”?

19 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., met today (Tuesday) with Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs to discuss and share concerns about the potential serious impacts for Irish and French fishing fleets if they were excluded from UK waters in […]

West Cork overlooked in latest Government funding project?

West Cork overlooked in latest Government funding project?

19 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Not one project approved for Rural Regeneration & Development Fund Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has accused the Minister for Rural & Community Development of leaving communities in West Cork behind after failing to allocate any money to projects in the West Cork […]