Government ‘giving away the family silver’ with nonsensical broadband plan – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Government ‘giving away the family silver’ with nonsensical broadband plan – Liadh Ní Riada MEP

13 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the government is “giving away the family silver” by pushing ahead with its nonsensical broadband plan. Ms Ní Riada said: “It is outrageous that this government intends to invest €3 billion of the people’s money in building a broadband network […]

IRELAND FISHING NEWS: New Harbour Admin Building and doubling of quay space in Castletownbere

IRELAND FISHING NEWS: New Harbour Admin Building and doubling of quay space in Castletownbere

10 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister Creed opens new Harbour Administration Building and inspects €23.5m development project, doubling the quay space in Castletownbere “The value of landings into Castletownbere increased by 275% between 2010 and 2017.” The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., officially opened the new Harbour Administration […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Over 100,000 waiting on essential therapies – Murphy O’Mahony

HEALTH POLITICS: Over 100,000 waiting on essential therapies – Murphy O’Mahony

10 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Recent figures provided to Fianna Fáil Disability spokesperson, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony show that more than 100,000 are waiting for services in either speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or physiotherapy. “These latest figures show that 103,244 people were on waiting lists in February this year. The data does […]

Minister needs to confirm start date for Dunkettle upgrade – McGrath

Minister needs to confirm start date for Dunkettle upgrade – McGrath

6 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Cork South Central TD Michael McGrath has called on the Transport Minister Shane Ross to confirm on behalf of the government when the main construction contract will be awarded for the upgrade of the Dunkettle interchange and to set a date for the start of the […]

Cork Mayoral Plebiscite

Cork Mayoral Plebiscite

2 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie On Friday 24 May, 2019 polling will take place to establish whether or not the electorate support the idea of having a directly elected Mayors in Cork City, Limerick City and County, and Waterford City and County. Polling will take place between the hours of 7 am and […]

What is it like to canvas for election when you are disabled?

What is it like to canvas for election when you are disabled?

3 May 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Social Democrats candidate for Cork County Council, Evie Nevin says the poor infrastructure and inaccessibility of West Cork is making canvassing difficult for mobility impaired candidates. The mother-of-two is a part-time wheelchair user due to her rare disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. The condition means she becomes injured very […]

Newtownshandrum GAA hosting Community Weekend event over May Bank Holiday – O’Shea

Newtownshandrum GAA hosting Community Weekend event over May Bank Holiday – O’Shea

30 April 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has encouraged the public to get involved in the inaugural Community Weekend for County Cork which will take place over the May Bank holiday weekend from May 4th to 6th. Newtownshandrum GAA in North Cork is one of four GAA […]