RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

20 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Limerick to Cork M20 motorway will not be side-tracked – says Fine Gael Limerick TD Fine Gael Limerick TD and Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan, has said the M20 Limerick-Cork motorway project is well underway and will not be side-tracked. Minister O’Donovan said work on the M20 Limerick […]

POLITICS: A ”hollow deal’ for workers rights and pensions in FF-FG-Green Programme for Government?

POLITICS: A ”hollow deal’ for workers rights and pensions in FF-FG-Green Programme for Government?

18 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party programme a “hollow deal” on workers rights’ and pensions – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said he is “deeply concerned by the lack of concrete commitments with regards to workers’ rights and pensions in the Programme for Government.” […]

Cork Fianna Fail TD supports coalition with Fine Gael and Green

Cork Fianna Fail TD supports coalition with Fine Gael and Green

19 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Moynihan welcomes commitment on pensions in draft Programme for Government Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan has welcomed the commitment in the Programme for Government to maintain the state pension age at 66. Deputy Moynihan said, “The Programme for Government gives an assurance that the State […]

Pensions for CE Supervisors – still not addressed

Pensions for CE Supervisors – still not addressed

18 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The omission of CE Supervisor’s Pension Scheme in the FF, FG, Green Programme for Government is ‘disappointing but not surprising’ Sinn Féin TD for Cork North-Central, Thomas Gould, has today expressed his disappointment and frustration at the failure to include a solution for the CE Supervisor’s Pension Scheme […]

Working from Home – Deirdre Clune MEP

Working from Home – Deirdre Clune MEP

12 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Support is needed now more than ever for employees looking for flexible working conditions. This is according to Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP who said the pandemic situation has “clearly demonstrated that remote and flexible employment can work successfully.” MEP Clune said: “A lot of women want to […]

Youghal & Mitchelstown: €192,000 for repair of historic and protected structures

Youghal & Mitchelstown: €192,000 for repair of historic and protected structures

11 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht has approved total funding of €192,000 for the maintenance of historic and protected structures in Cork East under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) and Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS). The Historic Structures Fund (HSF), which has two separate funding streams, […]

POLITICS: Is Fianna Fail leader putting PERSONAL AMBITION ahead of what members want?

POLITICS: Is Fianna Fail leader putting PERSONAL AMBITION ahead of what members want?

10 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Aontú Leader & Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has accused Mícheal of putting his own personal ambition ahead of the objectives of rank and file Fianna Fáil members. Tóibín stated “Mícheal Martin is disposing with Fianna Fáil objectives and burning through red lines at a speed of nots. […]

NORTH CORK: Bank of Ireland reopens

NORTH CORK: Bank of Ireland reopens

10 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North-West, Michael Moynihan has welcomed confirmation from Bank of Ireland (BoI) that its Kanturk branch will reopen on a full-time basis from June 29th but said the downgrading of the Millstreet branch hours is completely unacceptable. Deputy Moynihan, who has been in contact […]

City Council unveils 81 new social homes – Knocknaheeny, Blarney Street, and Dublin Street in Blackpool

City Council unveils 81 new social homes – Knocknaheeny, Blarney Street, and Dublin Street in Blackpool

9 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan today officially opened 81 new homes across the city while also unveiling plaques to mark the laying of foundation stones for a further 220 homes which are being constructed at three sites over the coming months. 71 new homes were […]

Ireland needs “transport police”

Ireland needs “transport police”

8 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Gardai already have a Traffic Corps (renamed recently as Roads Policing). Is it now time for dedicated Transport Police? Labour Local Area Representative in Peter Horgan has said that immediate funding and allocation of dedicated transport police on the city’s buses must happen. “Incidents occurred before lockdown […]