EAST CORK: Extension project proposed for St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill

EAST CORK: Extension project proposed for St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill

24 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Department of Education and Skills has given notice that a major capital project for the development of St. Aloysius College Carrigtwohill has been devolved to the Le Chéile Schools Trust for delivery, according to Fine Gael TD for Cork East Constituency, David Stanton. The Department has confirmed […]

Government must provide answers on Cork Airport – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Government must provide answers on Cork Airport – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

24 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “Ryanair are threatening to pull out. So are Aer Lingus…” Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, TD for Cork South-Central, used his Dail time yesterday to raise ongoing issues at Cork Airport, with the Minister for Transport. Deputy Ó Laoghaire said: “There are countless local people relying on Cork Airport for […]

North Cathedral and Carrigaline Community School to benefit from ENERGY SAVING deep retrofits

North Cathedral and Carrigaline Community School to benefit from ENERGY SAVING deep retrofits

23 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has welcomed funding for deep retrofit of public housing and buildings in the city and county. Up to 200 local authority and housing association homes in Cork (out of 630 nationally) are to receive funding for deep retrofits of energy-saving technologies. €28 million […]

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

Over 70s are having trouble applying for medical cards, because their incomes are too high

22 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called on the Minister for Health to act on a previous Budget promise that he facilitated and commence higher thresholds for medical card applications for the over 70s. The Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020, enacted […]

LOCAL HISTORY: New 1920 centenary exhibition launched at Cork Public Museum

LOCAL HISTORY: New 1920 centenary exhibition launched at Cork Public Museum

21 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new 1920 centenary exhibition, which tells the story of Cork’s two patriot Lord Mayors, opened to the public this morning at the museum in Fitzgeralds Park. “Suffering the Most – The Life and Times of Tomás Mac Curtain (whose name is written with a space between the […]

Over 39% increase in Domestic Violence reports in West Cork

Over 39% increase in Domestic Violence reports in West Cork

21 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan welcomes the establishment of the Protective Services Unit (PSU) at Dunmanway Garda Station in the coming months. The unit will be staffed by specially trained gardaí to investigate sexual crimes and domestic violence is to be established in the […]

NORTH CORK: Old watermains to be replaced in Kilbrin as Irish Water continue #LeakReduction project

NORTH CORK: Old watermains to be replaced in Kilbrin as Irish Water continue #LeakReduction project

21 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Over 1km of old water pipes are to be replaced in Kilbrin (a village located North West of Mallow, Co Cork) over the coming weeks following confirmation by Irish Water to Local Fine Gael Representative Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea who has been making several representations on the […]

€7.3m injection from Govt will bring 331 vacant Cork Council houses back into system

€7.3m injection from Govt will bring 331 vacant Cork Council houses back into system

16 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie €7,297,182 in total granted to Cork City Council and Cork County Council to refurbish and re-let social housing units – Colm Burke TD Cork City Council has been granted €4,251,500 and Cork County Council has been granted €3,045,682 to refurbish social housing units which will be re-let to […]

Two-tier pay system in teaching is unfair – says Cork City Labour party branch

Two-tier pay system in teaching is unfair – says Cork City Labour party branch

16 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Government must acknowledge the role played by teachers in reopening schools and as part of the Leaving Cert calculated grades process and end the two-tier pay system ended according to Labour Cllr John Maher and Local Area Reps Ciara Kennedy and Peter Horgan. Cllr Maher said: “The […]

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House

15 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD, speaking after attending the Taxi Driver protest today outside Leinster House “Taxi drivers for many years now have felt that they are not listened to. They are the last to be acknowledged when it comes to transport. Today, they have come out to say […]

Cork MEP comments on Brexit

Cork MEP comments on Brexit

15 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “We are at a critical stage in negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom.” says Cork based Deirdre Clune (Fine Gael) MEP for Ireland South Deirdre Clune has said Ireland is at a “critical stage” in negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom. MEP […]

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