Cork Awards Scheme plugs gap created by lack of Irish Honours System

Cork Awards Scheme plugs gap created by lack of Irish Honours System

1 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie In the absence of a state honours system, Cork has been showing the way with one of the best honours schemes in Ireland – according to Manus O’Callaghan organiser of the Cork Person of the Year awards. Each month over the last 26 years, a person is selected […]

Cork County Council v Dogs

Cork County Council v Dogs

28 July 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This week Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development announced the publication of the 2018 Dog Control Statistics. This relates to certain dog control functions of Local Authorities from dog licences to the management of dog pounds and dog breeding […]

Bus prices remain excessive – Cork based Fine Gael Senator wants to see reductions

Bus prices remain excessive – Cork based Fine Gael Senator wants to see reductions

14 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has – this summer – criticised the outrageous expense and impracticalities facing West Cork bus users. Senator Lombard said: “Over the past couple of years I have been campaigning for the reduction of fares for West Cork bus services. “While the […]

Speed limits on West Cork roads must protect cyclists and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony

Speed limits on West Cork roads must protect cyclists and tourists – Murphy O’Mahony

13 July 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has raised serious concerns about the speed limits on certain roads across West Cork. She says locals and tourists are avoiding walking and cycling along the roads because cars and trucks are able to drive up to 80kph. […]

ESB Networks announces initial roll out locations for Ireland’s electricity meter upgrade programme

ESB Networks announces initial roll out locations for Ireland’s electricity meter upgrade programme

3 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie ESB Networks has today (Wednesday 3 July) announced the initial locations in 2019 to benefit from the upgrade of Ireland’s electricity meters to modern smart ready technology. The next generation electricity meters are a key part of Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2019. Similar meters are currently being rolled […]