Will new Taoiseach Micheál Martin go on to become the next President of Ireland?

Will new Taoiseach Micheál Martin go on to become the next President of Ireland?

1 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Miriam O’Callaghan still features High in Betting at 12/1 New Taoiseach Micheál Martin (Fianna Fail), from Cork South Central, is already being backed for a future bid in the Phoenix Park. The current President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins must relinquish the role in 2025 when his second […]

FARMING: Relief as 2-year CAP extension provisionally agreed at EU level

FARMING: Relief as 2-year CAP extension provisionally agreed at EU level

1 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has said that Irish farmers can breathe a sigh of relief following the announcement of a two-year CAP extension by the European Union. Kelleher was commenting after a provisional agreement was reached between the co-legislators – the Parliament and the Council today. “Put […]

Cork Bishop congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach

Cork Bishop congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach

27 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bishop Fintan Gavin congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach “I congratulate Deputy Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach of our country. This is a special day for Deputy Martin, his wife Mary, his family and his many friends throughout Cork city and county. His election […]

EAST CORK: Cllr Mary Linehan Foley from Youghal elected as ‘Mayor of the County of Cork’ for 2020-2021

EAST CORK: Cllr Mary Linehan Foley from Youghal elected as ‘Mayor of the County of Cork’ for 2020-2021

26 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Independent Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley has been elected as Mayor of the County of Cork following a unanimous vote by Full Council Taking office during the recovery from COVID-19, Mayor Linehan Foley intends to lead the way in supporting the regeneration of the economy of Cork County by […]

Mayor pays courtesy visit to Catholic Bishop’s: Fintan Gavin & William Crean

Mayor pays courtesy visit to Catholic Bishop’s: Fintan Gavin & William Crean

25 June 2020, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cllr. Ian Doyle (FF), Mayor of the County of Cork made a courtesy visit to Bishops Fintan Gavin, Bishop of the Diocese of Cork and Ross and Bishop Willian Crean, Bishop of Cloyne Diocese. Cork is such a large County there are two separate Catholic dioceses. This […]

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

25 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The planned new Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, member of the outgoing Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, has welcomed the proposal which is contained in the draft Programme for Government. Senator Lombard said: “The […]

Underfunded childcare sector needs Temporary Wage Scheme to remain afloat?

Underfunded childcare sector needs Temporary Wage Scheme to remain afloat?

23 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Labour Party Spokesperson on Children, Cork East’s Seán Sherlock TD has called for the creation of a Citizen’s Assembly on Childcare and for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to be expanded to fund the sector fully ahead of the September reopening of Childcare. Said Deputy Sherlock: “If it […]

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork

23 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said €10 million in funding under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020 will support tourism and community wellbeing in Cork during the Covid-19 recovery. The scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas […]

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

RE-ASSURANCE: Fine Gael haven’t forgotten about Cork-Limerick Motorway

20 June 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Limerick to Cork M20 motorway will not be side-tracked – says Fine Gael Limerick TD Fine Gael Limerick TD and Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan, has said the M20 Limerick-Cork motorway project is well underway and will not be side-tracked. Minister O’Donovan said work on the M20 Limerick […]