HOUSING CRISIS: Irish mortgage rates remain dramatically out of line with European norms – warns Cork TD

HOUSING CRISIS: Irish mortgage rates remain dramatically out of line with European norms – warns Cork TD

14 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Key elements of FF Bill on mortgage rates will proceed in autumn The latest Retail Interest Rates statistics published by the Central Bank show that mortgages rates are falling but certainly not at the same pace that deposit rates are falling, and mortgage rates in Ireland remain dramatically […]

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Ireland should join ‘CERN’ – says Cork Government Senator

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Ireland should join ‘CERN’ – says Cork Government Senator

14 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland should apply for full membership of CERN – the jewel in the crown of European scientific research, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Colm Burke said: “Twenty one European countries are members of CERN, while others are associate members. The Director General of CERN, Dr. Fabiola […]

HOUSING CRISIS: Now some landlords want a ‘holding deposit’ in addition to rent upfront

HOUSING CRISIS: Now some landlords want a ‘holding deposit’ in addition to rent upfront

14 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning condemned the practice of landlords asking for “holding deposits” from prospective tenants to secure leases. This morning’s Irish Times carries a report which claims that prospective tenants are being routinely asked for holding deposits of between 300 and 700 euro to increase […]

HOME TOURISM: Cork County Mayor promotes ‘Heritage Week 2017’ – 19th to 27th August

HOME TOURISM: Cork County Mayor promotes ‘Heritage Week 2017’ – 19th to 27th August

14 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley is urging the people of Cork to come and enjoy the fantastic line-up of events organised for Heritage Week 2017. The week, which is coordinated by the Heritage Council and part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme, takes […]

CORK CITY: to host up to 95 countries in the ‘the educational equivalent of the World Cup’ – UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities

CORK CITY: to host up to 95 countries in the ‘the educational equivalent of the World Cup’ – UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities

12 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Teams from up to 95 countries are Cork bound next month for “the educational equivalent of the World Cup” – the UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities. Up to 700 delegates from 200 cities in countries like China, Japan, Africa, Columbia, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and Qatar are flying […]

WEST CORK BYPASS: Innishannon village is a traffic BOTTLENECK on the main road from Cork City to West Cork

WEST CORK BYPASS: Innishannon village is a traffic BOTTLENECK on the main road from Cork City to West Cork

11 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Innishannon Bypass needed to open up West Cork for commuters and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the Government must start looking at restarting and funding the bypass of Innishannon as a means of opening up West Cork to tourists […]

IRISH RESPONSE TO BREXIT: Cork based Government Senator wants Sinn Fein MPs to use their Westminster seats to speak for Ireland during BREXIT negotiations

IRISH RESPONSE TO BREXIT: Cork based Government Senator wants Sinn Fein MPs to use their Westminster seats to speak for Ireland during BREXIT negotiations

9 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Abstentionism is an anachronism – Sinn Fein need to take their seats for the good of the island – says Cork Seantor Colm Burke – who is a member of the Fine Gael (Government) Party Sinn Fein should hold a special convention to end the wasteful, anachronistic policy […]

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour Party spokesperson on Disability, Kathleen Lynch (A former Cork TD and Junior Minister – in the last Government) has called on the Minister for Housing to devise a specific plan for people with disabilities under Rebuilding Ireland. Ms Lynch commented: “Through media reports this morning, we have […]

EQUESTRIAN PAPERWORK: Cork MEP says ‘Dysfunctional’ horse passport system must be reformed

EQUESTRIAN PAPERWORK: Cork MEP says ‘Dysfunctional’ horse passport system must be reformed

9 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ní Riada has raised the issue of Ireland’s ‘dysfunctional, complex and cumbersome’ system for registering horses with the European Commission and the European Council. The Ireland South MEP said the current system goes needlessly beyond the requirements of EU law. “It is widely accepted […]

CORK HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: Sinn Fein TD says waiting times are ‘outrageous’

CORK HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: Sinn Fein TD says waiting times are ‘outrageous’

9 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that the Government needs to get to grips with the outrageous waiting list facing patients in Cork. Key stats Cork University Hospital o · 7,099 patients on hospital trollies in 2016. o · 27,321 outpatients on waiting lists as of […]