AUDIO: Cork has a Presidential Candidate – Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada

AUDIO: Cork has a Presidential Candidate – Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada

16 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Liadh Ní Riada (51) is the Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South, and today SInn Fein confirmed speculation that she is the parties Presidential Candiadate. Personal Profile Raised in County Cork’s rural Múscraí Gaeltacht, she is a native Irish speaker and the youngest daughter of iconic composer and […]

FAIRPLAY: “Ireland’s first fairtrade town” Clonakilty marks 15 year anniversary

FAIRPLAY: “Ireland’s first fairtrade town” Clonakilty marks 15 year anniversary

15 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Everyone is invited to celebrate the 15th birthday of Clonakilty Fairtrade town at a “Fair and Local Gala Dinner” at Fernhill House Hotel on Sunday evening 16th September. Clonakilty became Ireland’s first Fairtrade town on 22nd September 2003 when a five-person committee made up of three reps from […]

Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland encourage foreign Journalists to promote Cork abroad

Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland encourage foreign Journalists to promote Cork abroad

14 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism agencies Fáilte Ireland, together with Tourism Ireland, are this week showcasing a select number of top attractions in counties Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to a group of overseas media who are in Ireland on a ‘Discover Munster’ press trip to see what the area has to offer […]

9% VAT rate must be retained

9% VAT rate must be retained

12 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The 9% VAT Rate is essential for continued growth in the tourism and hospitably sectors across rural Ireland. That’s the message from the Irish Hotels Federation, and its a message that Cork Seantor Tim Lombard (Fine Gael) agrees with. Related photograph: Hotels and guesthouses across Cork are backing […]

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out to search for a missing swimmer

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out to search for a missing swimmer

11 September 2018, 8.20pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Baltimore RNLI was called out this morning (Tuesday 11 September) to a swimmer who was reported missing on a swim from Skibbereen to Baltimore, West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 9.42am to search the […]

What is delaying the new Macroom Garda Station?

What is delaying the new Macroom Garda Station?

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has said that his motion on Macroom Garda Station which was debated and passed at today’s meeting of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is vitally important in ensuring that the station is built as soon as possible. Deputy Moynihan […]

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that a failure to plan for an aging population on the part of the government will result in a residential care time bomb in the future. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting after a new report from […]

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

1 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has urged the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to engage with GPs over the introduction of new Illness Benefit forms. Doctors in West Cork are continuing to fill out the old MC1 and MC2 forms, which […]

Cork Senator promotes Electric Cars

Cork Senator promotes Electric Cars

28 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The new Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action will consider ways in which the Government can further support the transition to electric vehicles, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Seanad spokesperson on Climate Action, Senator Lombard, said: “We all know the cost of running a car to our pockets […]

€4.25 million allocated for the introduction of a Fodder Import Support measure

€4.25 million allocated for the introduction of a Fodder Import Support measure

26 August 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator and member of the joint Oireachtas Agriculture committee, Tim Lombard, has confirmed that over €4 million has been allocated to a new Fodder Import Support measure. Senator Lombard said: “‘In light of the recent severe drought conditions and their impact on an already difficult fodder […]

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