“Ageism must be tackled at every turn” says Councillor

“Ageism must be tackled at every turn” says Councillor

30 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Independent (Former Fianna Fail) candidate in the general election Cllr. Kenneth O’ Flynn recently said “ageism must be tackled at every turn”. Canvassing in Cork’s Northside which has a large older population, he said those who exhibited ageist attitudes and behaviour must be challenged. “Ageism is to be […]

FARMING POLITICS: Poor leadership has led to current crisis in beef farming says TD

FARMING POLITICS: Poor leadership has led to current crisis in beef farming says TD

27 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says poor leadership from the outgoing Minister for Agriculture has done nothing to ease the crisis in the beef sector. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “Farmers throughout West Cork have faced the most difficult 14 months on record as […]

GOODBYE POTHOLES? increase in Cork County Council Roads funding to €57.9 million

GOODBYE POTHOLES? increase in Cork County Council Roads funding to €57.9 million

24 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 2020 funding represents a 14.7% increase on 2019 allocation Cork County Council will receive a 14.7% increase in its roads budget this year.  The Department of Transport has allocated almost €57.9 million to Cork County Council for local and regional road works in 2020 compared to €50.465 million […]

CORK POLITICS: Greens v Fine Gael

CORK POLITICS: Greens v Fine Gael

24 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork had said that another Fine Gael government would lead to even greater income inequality. The criticism comes follow a warning by ESRI economist, Barra Roantree, that Ireland has among the worst pre-tax income inequality in the European Union. The ESRI research showed that […]

ELECTION 2020: Upgraded harbour for Schull… if Fianna Fail are elected to Government

ELECTION 2020: Upgraded harbour for Schull… if Fianna Fail are elected to Government

23 January 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Murphy O’Mahony will pursue Schull Harbour Development Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says she will pursue the development of Schull Harbour if her party is elected to government. The Schull Marina and Harbour development was promised by the outgoing government but after nine […]

How bad is Air Pollution on the Northside of Cork City?

How bad is Air Pollution on the Northside of Cork City?

23 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth news@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called for an increase in air pollution monitoring stations on the northside of the city A series of “indicative” monitoring equipment has been installed across Cork by Cork City Council in collaboration with UCC. These are calibrated against high-quality “reference” EPA stations. […]

WEST CORK: Green Party name Bernie Connolly as candidate for Cork South West constituency

WEST CORK: Green Party name Bernie Connolly as candidate for Cork South West constituency

22 January 2020 By Bryan Smyth news@TheCork.ie Bernie Connolly, current Coordinator of Cork Environmental Forum, has been added to the Green Party ticket in Cork, being formally announced as the party’s candidate to contest the Cork South West constituency. Ms. Connolly, who previously stood for the party in the 2004 local elections, is the current […]