5,250 people on waiting list for Driving Test at Sarsfield Road, Cork City

5,250 people on waiting list for Driving Test at Sarsfield Road, Cork City

26 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has said the lack of action to deal with the massive driving test backlog is completely unacceptable and is causing serious disruption for people. The Cork South Central TD said: “Sinn Féin have been raising the delays with driving tests and lessons […]

What’s happened to Cork’s promised new elective hospital?

What’s happened to Cork’s promised new elective hospital?

26 April 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central, Thomas Gould, has expressed disappointment at the lack of transparency over the building of Cork’s new elective hospital. In response to a Parliamentary Question, asked by Deputy Gould, the Minister for Health said that site identification was still underway but that […]

Buttimer calls for Electrification of Railway in Cork

Buttimer calls for Electrification of Railway in Cork

25 April 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “Let’s get Cork back on track” Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer, a member of the Oireachtas Transport Committee, has recently called for “consideration of the viability” of the development and construction of Electric Rail to serve Cork City and County to be expedited. Senator Buttimer said: “Cork city […]

Refurbishment for Kinsale Fisherman’s Pontoon

Refurbishment for Kinsale Fisherman’s Pontoon

24 April 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Senator Tim Lombard has welcomed the release of tenders for works to refurbish the Kinsale Fisherman’s Pontoon Mooring. “The Kinsale harbour is a hive of commercial and leisure activity, and the Fisherman’s Pontoon is used by local fishers as well as businesses and individuals pursuing marine leisure, […]

Education politics in Cork’s largest town: Carrigaline

Education politics in Cork’s largest town: Carrigaline

22 April 2021 Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has written to the Minister for Education, urging her to intervene to secure a solution for Owenabue Educate Together National School. This comes following news that the permanent building promised to them was last week allocated by the Minister for the opening of a […]

Green Party unhappy with chopping down of more trees in Cork City

Green Party unhappy with chopping down of more trees in Cork City

22 April 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “On this day ‘Earth Day’ it was devastating to see the destruction of trees and shrubs that birds were nesting in yesterday being chopped down and destroyed at Cushing Road and Tannery Gardens, Farranferris, Cork. Only recently, we applauded the good news that 500 trees were planted in […]

Untapped potential of Credit Unions for Irish mortgage market should be examined – Creed

Untapped potential of Credit Unions for Irish mortgage market should be examined – Creed

20 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A new approach to Ireland’s banking and mortgage market should be examined using the large untapped potential of credit unions across the country, Fine Gael TD Michael Creed has said. Deputy Creed made his comments following the recent announcement that KBC Group is exiting the Irish market, which […]

New Cork special school for SOUTH Cork, but what about EAST Cork? – asks Govt TD

New Cork special school for SOUTH Cork, but what about EAST Cork? – asks Govt TD

17 April 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie David Stanton said: “The Department of Education has announced that a new special school will in the Carrigaline area will see 48 places special school places created while a change in the designation of St. Mary’s Special School, Rochestown, will see a further 12 new places become available. […]

Cork TD angry with suggestion of €80,000 salary increase for Dept of Health SecGen

Cork TD angry with suggestion of €80,000 salary increase for Dept of Health SecGen

13 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD and Oireachtas Finance Committee member Mick Barry this morning said that the public will be “disgusted” if the Government sign off on a €292,000 per annum appointment for Robert Watt as the new Secretary-General at the Department of Health. With the issue expected […]

HEALTH POLITICS: HSE statement on @MTU_ie Vaccine Clinic is confusing – says TD

HEALTH POLITICS: HSE statement on @MTU_ie Vaccine Clinic is confusing – says TD

13 April 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central has today called on the Minister for Health to clarify comments by the HSE that the vaccine clinic situated in the Munster Technological University campus is a ‘GP clinic’ vaccinating only people over 70, and operating only on a rolling fortnightly […]