Minister must take tangible steps to protect the public finances – says Cork TD

Minister must take tangible steps to protect the public finances – says Cork TD

23 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Central Bank analysis a wake-up call for the Minister – McGrath Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has expressed concern at the findings contained in a Central Bank report published today. The report assesses the impacts on the public finances from a decline in corporation tax […]

Green Party hoping to win Dail seat in Cork North Central with Cllr Oliver Moran

Green Party hoping to win Dail seat in Cork North Central with Cllr Oliver Moran

18 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Councillor Oliver Moran selected to contest Cork North Central by-election for Greens Green Party members in Cork North Central have nominated their first-time councillor for Cork City North East, and Green Party spokesperson for political reform, Oliver Moran to contest the by-election in the constituency. Speaking after his […]

Weir Delighted with €175k for Fermoy

Weir Delighted with €175k for Fermoy

17 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie €175,000 Fermoy Weir Funding for Cork County Council Confirmed The confirmation of a maximum of €175,000 funding from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for Fermoy Weir has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & […]

GLANMIRE: New Garda station – but youth crime continues in John O’Callaghan Park

GLANMIRE: New Garda station – but youth crime continues in  John O’Callaghan Park

9 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called for the extension of Community Safety Forums to Glanmire to help resolve local issues, including persistent anti-social behaviour. The call follows reports of youths throwing bottles at people using John O’Callaghan Park on Saturday night. The forums, which are already established […]

€114,800 funding for Safety Measures and Play Areas in West Cork

€114,800 funding for Safety Measures and Play Areas in West Cork

7 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has announced that West Cork schools and community groups are to receive €114,800 under the Government’s CLÁR Programme, which funds small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered high levels of rural depopulation. The Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring […]

Additional 33 seat bus to Kinsale Community School

Additional 33 seat bus to Kinsale Community School

5 September 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has confirmed the allocation of additional school transport to Kinsale Community School, stating: “I have been liaising with the Department about various pressure zones in Cork and campaigning for solutions to the school transport shortages. “Department officials have confirmed to me that an […]

FARMING POLITICS: Cork TD wants Competition Authority to appears before Oireachtas Agriculture Committee

FARMING POLITICS: Cork TD wants Competition Authority to appears before Oireachtas Agriculture Committee

2 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission should come before the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee to discuss the current beef crisis. She says it would be beneficial for the public to hear from the CCPC as the current crisis […]

Cork City ‘Public Participation Network’ (PPN) seeks volunteers for SPCs & JPC

Cork City ‘Public Participation Network’ (PPN) seeks volunteers for SPCs & JPC

2 September 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City PPN (Public Participation Network) is calling for expressions of interest from those who wish to serve as representatives on Cork City Council’s Strategic Policy and Joint Policing Committees. The PPN is an independent representative organisation that provides a bridge between the civil society and Cork City […]

North Cork wants a slice of the ‘Greenway’ action for #LocalTourism

North Cork wants a slice of the ‘Greenway’ action for #LocalTourism

1 September 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea is calling on Cork County Council to proceed with a greenway for Duhallow, with Phase 1 consisting of an 8km route between Kanturk and Newmarket. In late 2015, using funding from the Rural Economic Development Zone […]