Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House

15 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House “Taxi drivers for many years now have felt that they are not listened to. They are the last to be acknowledged when it comes to transport. Today, they have come out to say […]

Cork MEP comments on Brexit

Cork MEP comments on Brexit

15 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “We are at a critical stage in negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom.” says Cork based Deirdre Clune (Fine Gael) MEP for Ireland South Deirdre Clune has said Ireland is at a “critical stage” in negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom. MEP […]

€130,250 to spruce up Crosshaven, Passage West, Kanturk, Liscarroll and West Cork

€130,250 to spruce up Crosshaven, Passage West, Kanturk, Liscarroll and West Cork

14 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD has announced a total of five applications by Cork County Council have been successful in securing funding to the value of €130,250, under the second round of the Town and Village Accelerated Measure in Response to Covid-19. The Accelerated […]

Taoiseach Mícheál Martin (a former Lord Mayor of Cork City) opens ‘1920 commemorative exhibition’ in Cork Public Museum

Taoiseach Mícheál Martin (a former Lord Mayor of Cork City) opens ‘1920 commemorative exhibition’ in Cork Public Museum

11 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Taoiseach Mícheál Martin, the first former Lord Mayor of Cork to hold the office of Taoiseach, visited Cork City today to officially open a new 1920 Centenary exhibition and to pay a courtesy call to the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh at City Hall. The […]

COVID19: Rapid, repeat testing needed to help aviation and tourism sectors

COVID19: Rapid, repeat testing needed to help aviation and tourism sectors

11 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Long term isolation will mean only one thing for Ireland: job losses – warns Cork based MEP “If Ireland continues to lock itself away from the rest of Europe due to Covid 19, tens of thousands of jobs in the Irish aviation and tourism sectors will be put […]

€6 million in funding for live performance and music industry – to help sector overcome COVID19 challenges

€6 million in funding for live performance and music industry – to help sector overcome COVID19 challenges

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has welcomed confirmation of support packages of €6m for live performances and the music industry.   Deputy Moynihan said, “Unlike some industries which have returned following the reopening of society as we live with the coronavirus – live music performances […]

Schools are ‘already overcrowded’, so how can students ‘distance’ to prevent COVID19? asks opposition TD

Schools are ‘already overcrowded’, so how can students ‘distance’ to prevent COVID19? asks opposition TD

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Pat Buckley says that figures showing that there are 147 schools in Cork county with 30 or more children underline the challenges faced by schools to remain open during the pandemic. Sinn Féin this week launched its ‘Keeping Our Schools Open’ document […]

Ryanair leaving Cork Airport?

Ryanair leaving Cork Airport?

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on the government to intervene in the escalating crisis at Cork Airport. Speaking after reports that Ryanair are considering closing their base at Cork airport, he said. “This is extremely concerning news, that no doubt […]

“Two faced TD’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”

“Two faced TD’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”

10 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Michael Collins calls out the “two faced Td’s who are speaking out of both sides of their mouths”. Independent TD, for West Cork, Michael Collins has sharply criticised his opposition for voting for restrictions which they have repeatedly called “bonkers” and illogical and which they have claimed […]

Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to avail of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to avail of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

6 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Colm Burke TD encourages employers in Cork to register for the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) which replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme from the 1st of September 2020. Deputy Burke said: “The EWSS is the centrepiece of the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus. “I would like to encourage […]