Banks must lift ‘time limit’ objection to tracker cases – McGrath

Banks must lift ‘time limit’ objection to tracker cases – McGrath

26 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has said all banks should make a public commitment to no longer make a ‘time limit’ objection to the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman taking on complaints relating to the tracker mortgage scandal. Deputy McGrath has also called on the […]

How can Tidy Towns Committees fight climate change?

How can Tidy Towns Committees fight climate change?

25 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie These days every story seems to relate to climate change, in some fashion. Cork Senator, and member of the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee, Tim Lombard has said that Government needs to recognise the crucial role that Tidy Towns Committees could play in tackling climate breakdown. Senator Lombard said: […]

The Roads to Nowhere: Southern Region being isolated from economic development

The Roads to Nowhere: Southern Region being isolated from economic development

23 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Dunkettle Interchange, the M20, M22, N28 upgrade and the Northern Ring Road are considered critical in supporting sustainable economic development to the south of the country. Most of these are now under threat or facing interminable delays. Industry reaction This represents a failure on behalf of the […]

The plan to overhaul commercial rates will help towns and communities across Cork – Burke

The plan to overhaul commercial rates will help towns and communities across Cork – Burke

22 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Government’s plan to overhaul commercial rates will help out businesses, local authorities and people across Cork a Fine Gael Senator and Cork North Central General Election Candidate Colm Burke has said. Senator Colm Burke said: “The passage of the Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019, […]

Castlemartyr Relief Road Feasibility Study

Castlemartyr Relief Road Feasibility Study

20 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The commencement of a feasibility study of a relief road for the N25 in Castlemartyr has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton. Funding has been allocated from Transport Infrastructure Ireland to Cork County […]

Green Party mark anniversary of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima

Green Party mark anniversary of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima

6 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Members of the Green Party in Cork today held a remembrance event to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the day the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing over 100,000 Japanese civilians. It was followed by the bombing of Nagasaki, with both bombings accounting for […]

VRT needs overhaul with introduction of new CO2 test for vehicles – McGrath

VRT needs overhaul with introduction of new CO2 test for vehicles – McGrath

5 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie CO2 values set to increase by 21% under new WLTP measurements Without reform, some motorists will opt for older, less environmentally friendly vehicles Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath has called on the government to overhaul the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) system in light of the introduction […]

Cork exclusion from film relief scheme could see county miss out on key investment – McGrath

Cork exclusion from film relief scheme could see county miss out on key investment – McGrath

4 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath has expressed concern that Cork could miss out on new film industry opportunities after it was excluded from a tax incentive for the industry. The 5% Regional Uplift tax incentive is available for four years and is designed to […]