Funding of €200,000 for the development of Mallow Castle trails and River Blackwater Blueway facilities at Killavullen – David Stanton

Funding of €200,000 for the development of Mallow Castle trails and River Blackwater Blueway facilities at Killavullen – David Stanton

11 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, recently welcomed news that total funding of €200,000 will be allocated for the development of trails on the grounds of Mallow Castle and Blueway facilities along the River Blackwater at Killavullen. Speaking upon confirmation of the measure 2 funding, David Stanton […]

No argument for withholding birth information from those who were illegally adopted – Holly Cairns TD

No argument for withholding birth information from those who were illegally adopted – Holly Cairns TD

10 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie People who were illegally adopted in Ireland should not need legislation to allow them full access to their birth records and information, according to Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns. Speaking in the Dáil today in support of the Civil Registration (Right of Adoptees to Information) (Amendment) Bill 2021, […]

The most dangerous products in the EU are… Toys

The most dangerous products in the EU are… Toys

7 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Toys have topped an EU alert system for dangerous products. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has urged toy manufacturers not to ignore the EU’s toy safety rules as by doing so they will put children at risk. The findings are contained in the European Commission’s yearly report on […]

Gardai arrested 2 people at Saturday’s #CorkCityProtest, and 4 people elsewhere in connection with it

Gardai arrested 2 people at Saturday’s #CorkCityProtest, and 4 people elsewhere in connection with it

7 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie In advance of the lockdown protest yesterday Gardaí in Cork City division had put in place “an extensive and comprehensive policing plan” after studying social media activity. Cork City Division Gardaí were supported by the wider Garda Southern Region and National Units including Garda Mounted Unit, Garda Dog […]

Do NOT attend Saturday’s protest in Cork City Centre – says Sinn Fein

Do NOT attend Saturday’s protest in Cork City Centre – says Sinn Fein

5 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TDs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire (Cork South Central) & Thomas Gould (Cork North Central) have asked the people of Cork to stay home tomorrow (Saturday) and not to attend mass gatherings, such as any protests planned. In a statement today, the two TD’s said: “The virus is […]

Motorway from Carrigaline to Cork City

Motorway from Carrigaline to Cork City

4 March 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Statement from the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley on the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy Motorway “On behalf of Cork County Council, together with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, I warmly welcome the decision made by the Supreme Court, on Monday March 1st, to reject further […]

WEST CORK NEWS: €146,205 for Gallanes Walkway in Clonakilty

WEST CORK NEWS: €146,205 for Gallanes Walkway in Clonakilty

4 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Outdoor recreation in west Cork has received a major boost, Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed an allocation of €146,205 for Gallanes Walkway in Templebryan South, Clonakilty. Senator Lombard said, “it is brilliant to see our local amenities, which are vital for our local communities, supported by […]

Cork Greens welcome publication of the Government’s White Paper to End Direct Provision

Cork Greens welcome publication of the Government’s White Paper to End Direct Provision

1 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork South West Green Party recently welcomed the publication of the Government’s White Paper to End Direct Provision and to establish a New International Protection Support Service. Launched today by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD & Minister Joe O’Brien, Minister […]

#WestCork’s @HollyCairnsTD of @SocDems slams “shameful treatment” of survivors of Mother & Baby Homes

#WestCork’s @HollyCairnsTD of @SocDems slams “shameful treatment” of survivors of Mother & Baby Homes

27 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking today, at the final day of the Social Democrats’ online National Conference, Holly Cairns TD slammed the Government for its shameful treatment of survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. Following a conversation with guest speaker Dr Maeve O’Rourke, lecturer in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for […]