Cork Senator wants to see MOVEMENT on Ballinspittle School redevelopment – current progress is like a STATUE

23 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard (Fine Gael), has expressed great concern over the lack of progress regarding the redevelopment of Ballinspittle National School. “Ballinspittle National School has seen significant growth and development in recent years, as has the village and local area. Consequently the school has reached maximum […]

Cork needs more social housing, and the government are not moving fast enough – says Fianna Fail’s Michael Moynihan TD

22 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Just 173 social housing units begun construction since Jan 2015 Late in 2016 the Housing Minister Simon Coveney announced ambitious plans to build social housing across Ireland, including in Cork City and County Cork. However, today, Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has criticised Minister for Housing Simon […]

Government Department stops accepting paper forms – but many rural farming customers do not have broadband – says Cork MEP

22 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Liadh na Riada MEPSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has urged the Department of Agriculture to continue to accept paper applications for CAP payments such as TAMS, SFP and BPS as well as online ones. The Ireland South MEP made the request after it emerged that such applications […]

Martin McGuinness book of condolence opened in Cork City Hall by Lord Mayor

22 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie At 9 o’clock this morning Cork City Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill (Fine Gael) opened a Book of Condolence in The Atrium, City Hall in memory of Martin McGuinness RIP (Sinn Fein), Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister. The Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill said: “The President of […]

Cork TD wants Ireland to have a UK ‘NHS style’ health service

22 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity (formerly Anti Austerity Alliance) Cork TD Mick Barry will issue a call for the establishment of an Irish National Health Service free at the point of use and funded by progressive general taxation at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare. The committee […]

Mayor of Ireland’s second city – Cork City – meets US President Donald Trump in White House today

16 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Des Cahill, will today attend the Presidential Reception in the White House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, at the invitation of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. He spoke of the opportunity that this visit brings to promote Cork, Ireland’s […]

Cork East TD David Stanton visits Perth, Australia for St Patricks week

15 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork East TD David Stanton (Fine Gael), is in Australia this week, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. Deputy Stanton is also Minister of State for Justice and his schedule included visiting the Council House in Perth, which is going green this week, […]

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