Plans to import fracked gas have been scrapped

Plans to import fracked gas have been scrapped

15 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Politics News The Green Party in Cork has welcomed confirmation that plans to import fracked gas through the Port of Cork have been scrapped. In 2017, the Port of Cork and US gas company, NextDecade, signed a memorandum of understanding to import liquefied natural gas through the port. […]

A ‘Ministerial Order’ could stop construction on lands of former Mother and Baby Homes – says @SeanSherlockTD

A ‘Ministerial Order’ could stop construction on lands of former Mother and Baby Homes – says @SeanSherlockTD

13 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork East TD and member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality and Disability, Seán Sherlock has called on the Government and the Minister for Housing to examine using Ministerial directives under the Planning Act to halt any developments on Mother & Baby Homes like Bessborough and […]

Apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes is long overdue – says Cork only female TD

Apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes is long overdue – says Cork only female TD

13 January 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Reacting to the Taoiseach’s apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes today, Social Democrats TD for Cork South-West, Holly Cairns, commented: “This apology is long overdue and comes after decades of silence, decades of shame, decades of misogynistic control and abuse perpetrated and facilitated by State and […]

EU Commission “has more questions to answer on EU Vaccine Scheme” says Cork MEP

EU Commission “has more questions to answer on EU Vaccine Scheme” says Cork MEP

11 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Are some Member States more equal than others in EU vaccines programme? – MEP Kelleher Cork based Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has said that the European Union Commission has a number of serious questions to answer in relation to its Vaccine Purchase Programme. Kelleher was commenting, as […]

Ireland is great for making laws… but enforcement is another story… the latest example is dog theft

Ireland is great for making laws… but enforcement is another story… the latest example is dog theft

8 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Reacting to the news this week that the government are looking at introducing new laws to address dog theft, Sinn Féin TD Thomas Gould said their poor track record on implementing existing laws shows that new measures are useless if not enforced. Teachta Gould said: “Dog theft is […]

New fire Station in West Cork

New fire Station in West Cork

6 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Independent T.D welcomes funding for Clonakilty Fire Station Michael Collins T.D has welcomed an announcement by the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government that €1.6 million has been allocated to replace Clonakilty Fire Station. The Independent T.D said that the funding will aim to ensure that a […]

FISHING POLITICS: “the botched Brexit deal amounts to a cut of at least 25 per cent in quota and income for the Irish fishing fleet”

FISHING POLITICS: “the botched Brexit deal amounts to a cut of at least 25 per cent in quota and income for the Irish fishing fleet”

5 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Politics: Strong words from Cork TD “…the botched Brexit deal amounts to a cut of at least 25 per cent in quota and income for the Irish fishing fleet at a time when the sector is already in survival mode” – says Vocal TD Independent West Cork Michael […]

O’Sullivan calls for special schools and disability services to remain open

O’Sullivan calls for special schools and disability services to remain open

4 January 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central Pádraig O’Sullivan has called for disability services and schools for children with special needs to continue to remain open during the Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions. Deputy O Sullivan commented, “I understand that the Government will make a decision on Wednesday morning […]

NORTH CORK: Boherbue National School Extension Gets Planning Green Light

NORTH CORK: Boherbue National School Extension Gets Planning Green Light

1 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The pupils, parents and staff at Boherbue National Scholl have received “an early New Year present” from Cork County Council with the authority granting planning permission for an extension to its School. North Cork Fine Gael Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has welcomed confirmation from Cork County Council that […]