MEP backs Cork maritime cluster call

MEP backs Cork maritime cluster call

7 July 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has backed calls for Cork to be developed into a maritime cluster. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, was speaking as she attended the Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Galway. “I was very pleased with the positive […]

“Banks abuse consumer protection rules in promotion of cash back offers” says Cork TD Michael McGrath

“Banks abuse consumer protection rules in promotion of cash back offers” says Cork TD Michael McGrath

5 July 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Following a review undertaken by the Central Bank on mortgage related advertising on cash back offers, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has expressed alarm at the fact that 75% of the advertisements breached the Consumer Protection Code and had to be either withdrawn or amended. Deputy […]

WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CYCLISTS! and install ramps on public steps

WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CYCLISTS! and install ramps on public steps

4 July 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called on Cork City Council to invest in Dutch-style cycle ramps on public steps on the northside of the city. Why the Northside? because that’s the hilliest part of Cork! The ramps, called wheeling ramps, are commonplace in the Netherlands and allow […]

#HousingCrisis – Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan discriminates against single people formerly in relationships

#HousingCrisis – Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan discriminates against single people formerly in relationships

4 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan has said that there is an inherent unfairness in the way the Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan Scheme is biased against unmarried people. Deputy Moynihan was commenting after questioning the Minister for Housing on the guidelines used to determine if an […]

Creed announces public consultation on Inshore Fisheries Strategy

Creed announces public consultation on Inshore Fisheries Strategy

3 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork-based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has announced his intention to launch a public consultation on the Inshore Fisheries Strategy following a proposal made by the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The consultation process will be open for a seven week period and […]

Cork needs a signpost showing distances to twinned Cities – Cologne, Coventry, Swansea, Shanghai, San Francisco and Rennes

Cork needs a signpost showing distances to twinned Cities – Cologne, Coventry, Swansea, Shanghai, San Francisco and Rennes

3 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie City Cllr proposes motion for a new sign in Cork City to list twinned cities Cllr Dr John Sheehan (Fianna Fail) said “In view of the fact the San Francisco had recently erected a signpost listing their twinned cites and their distances, I would like to see a similar […]

CHICKEN AND EGG: Excessive ticket prices are causing inflation – says Cork TD

CHICKEN AND EGG: Excessive ticket prices are causing inflation – says Cork TD

30 June 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Billy Kelleher has said that everyday activities such as going to GAA matches or attending music concerts are becoming out of reach for ordinary people due to rocketing ticket prices. “Summer in Ireland has always been marked by families heading […]