Landowners should trim dangerous trees before high winds of winter – says potential Labour Cork City Cllr

Landowners should trim dangerous trees before high winds of winter – says potential Labour Cork City Cllr

8 November 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Rep Peter Horgan has reiterated his call for Cork City Council and the Government to provide once off assistance to people With trees on private land that are in danger of coming down in extreme weather events. “We are getting more and more storms and […]

Should Ireland have a “Bike to School” discount scheme (similar to Bike to Work scheme)

Should Ireland have a “Bike to School” discount scheme (similar to Bike to Work scheme)

5 November 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Local Election candidate in Cork City South East Ward Peter Horgan has secured backing from the Labour Party national conference for the creation of a Bike to School incentive similar to the Bike to Work scheme operating since 2009. “This is an incentive that if followed through […]

Sun cream should be cheaper – says Senator

Sun cream should be cheaper – says Senator

2 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Senator Tim Lombard said that the Finance Bill should include a reduction on the VAT on sun cream Senator Lombard said: “Since I made my initial proposals in for VAT reduction on sun cream in June, I have been overwhelmed by positive responses I have received from people […]

EDITORIAL: What is a ‘RUXI’? – it would be a Irish Government endorsed Uber for rural areas

EDITORIAL: What is a ‘RUXI’? – it would be a Irish Government endorsed Uber for rural areas

1 November 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie You can please some of the people, sometimes Being a politician is a difficult job. You cannot please everyone, and no matter who you DO manage to please you will concurrently DISplease some other group. Almost every decision is part of a zero-sum system. Housing provides a perfect […]

When will the M20 Cork-Limerick motorway actually be built?

When will the M20 Cork-Limerick motorway actually be built?

31 October 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Michael McGrath has said that he is “disappointed that no indicative timeline for the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway has been made public“. Deputy McGrath was commenting after securing an update from the Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the project. “This is […]

CORK HEALTH: 42% increase in Over 75s left lying on trolleys in CUH Emergency Department for more than 24 hours

CORK HEALTH: 42% increase in Over 75s left lying on trolleys in CUH Emergency Department for more than 24 hours

26 October 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 57 per month in 2017 versus 81 per month to date in 2018 Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the Government is continuing to fail older people who present to Emergency Departments as new figures show a 42% increase in the […]

CORK CITY POLITICS: Labour Selects Field for South Central Ward

CORK CITY POLITICS: Labour Selects Field for South Central Ward

22 October 2018, 9.10pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie At a convention held in the party’s office on Bandon Road on this evening, Labour selected 27-year-old Luke Field as their candidate for Cork City’s South Central ward in next May’s local elections. Mr Field has served the party as a local area representative since 2016, and […]

New Era for Clonakilty Community Hospital

New Era for Clonakilty Community Hospital

23 October 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie West Cork Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly has confirmed that significant renovation works are being carried out at the hospital following the success of the opening of 14 Transitional Care Beds in Clonakilty last winter. Minister Daly paid tribute […]