Bus prices remain excessive – Cork based Fine Gael Senator wants to see reductions

Bus prices remain excessive – Cork based Fine Gael Senator wants to see reductions

14 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has – this summer – criticised the outrageous expense and impracticalities facing West Cork bus users. Senator Lombard said: “Over the past couple of years I have been campaigning for the reduction of fares for West Cork bus services. “While the […]

Speed limits on West Cork roads must protect cyclists and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony

Speed limits on West Cork roads must protect cyclists and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony

13 July 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has raised serious concerns about the speed limits on certain roads across West Cork. She says locals and tourists are avoiding walking and cycling along the roads because cars and trucks are able to drive up to 80kph. […]

Greens call for a shift from a car-first approach in the how the NDP affects the region

Greens call for a shift from a car-first approach in the how the NDP affects the region

3 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called for a shift from a car-first approach to a greater emphasis on public transport, cycling and walking in the how the National Development Plan affects the region. Speaking this afternoon, Green Party councillor in Cork City North East, Oliver Moran, replied […]

FARMING: New measures to support beef farmers

FARMING: New measures to support beef farmers

29 June 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Member of the Oireachtas Agriculture, Food and the Marine committee, Carrigaline based Senator Tim Lombard, has said that new measures to boost the beef sector would support hard-pressed beef farmers in Cork. Senator Lombard was speaking in the wake of the committee’s report, ‘The Future of the Beef […]

€1 million funding for Disabled Persons Grant Scheme and Improvement Works in Cork County – O’Shea

€1 million funding for Disabled Persons Grant Scheme and Improvement Works in Cork County – O’Shea

29 June 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed news that funding of €1 million for the Disabled Persons Grant scheme (DPG) and Improvement Works In Lieu of social housing scheme (IWILs) has been approved for Cork County Council. €15m has been approved nationaly for the Scheme. […]

Renewable Heat for Cork Businesses and Farms

Renewable Heat for Cork Businesses and Farms

28 June 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has encouraged local businesses and farms to apply to the second phase of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) which opened recently. The Cork North West General Election candidate said the Scheme will support operational support for biomass boilers […]

HSE PROBLEMS: Lengthy backlogs leading to reimbursement delays for patients

HSE PROBLEMS: Lengthy backlogs leading to reimbursement delays for patients

22 June 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 4,000 applications still being processed Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath has called on the Health Minister to allocate additional resources to reduce huge waiting times for reimbursement for Cross Border Directive patients. Deputy McGrath made the call after he was informed that the turnaround […]

‘Dáil 100’ Exhibition launched in Cork as part of Dáil100 celebrations

‘Dáil 100’ Exhibition launched in Cork as part of Dáil100 celebrations

22 June 2019, Saturday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The role of the first members of Dáil Éireann from Cork was highlighted Friday as ‘Dáil 100’ was launched regionally for the first time, on Leeside. The launch of the exhibition at Cork County Council Offices, is part of a programme of events designed to commemorate the […]