Cork City Council approves proposal to enter into formal relationships with Bordeaux, St. Petersburg and Miami.

Cork City Council approves proposal to enter into formal relationships with Bordeaux, St. Petersburg and Miami.

14 February 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Since 1958 Cork City has entered into formal Twinning Agreements with six cities – Coventry, Rennes, San Francisco, Cologne, Swansea and Shanghai. These formal international relationships have “fostered strong links in many diverse fields, from cultural to educational, social to tourist, technical, scientific and economic” – according to […]

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs rules to improve quality of rental properties

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs rules to improve quality of rental properties

13 February 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Carrigaline based TD, Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has signed the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017  giving effect to an important commitment under the Governments’ rental strategy, published in December. The Strategy sets out a number of actions under standards […]

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs Orders designating Ballincollig, Carrigaline (part of), Douglas and Passage West as ‘Rent Pressure Zones’

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs Orders designating Ballincollig, Carrigaline (part of), Douglas and Passage West as ‘Rent Pressure Zones’

1 February 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D., has signed Orders this week designating Ballincollig, Carrigaline (the Northern/’City side’ only), Douglas and Passage West as Rent Pressure Zones. The new Orders mean that rent increases in these local electoral areas will be limited to a […]

708 fathers from Cork have availed of paid paternity leave since 1st September 2016

708 fathers from Cork have availed of paid paternity leave since 1st September 2016

29 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland introduced paid Paternity leave on September 1st 2016 and up to January 11th 2017, 5,545 fathers had taken up the 2 weeks leave to look after their new babies. Locally, 708 fathers from Cork have taken up the paid paternity leave since the option became available. The […]

Glengarriff lady wins new car in Cork St Vincent de Paul 2016 Christmas draw

Glengarriff lady wins new car in Cork St Vincent de Paul 2016 Christmas draw

24 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The pre-Christmas St Vincent de Paul Car Draw raised almost €110,000 for individuals and families struggling to get by from day to day. SVP Cork helped 5,000 families in 2016 alone SVP extended their gratitude to all of those who supported this year’s draw “The money raised through the […]

Tributes paid to Cork property developer Owen O’Callaghan

Tributes paid to Cork property developer Owen O’Callaghan

23 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The well known Cork property developer Owen O’Callaghan has passed away after a short illness. Many of Mr O’Callaghan’s developments were in Cork City Centre. During his career, Owen O’Callaghan was responsible for Cork’s largest retail and housing developments including Opera Lane, Half Moon Street, Mahon Point, Paul Street, […]

Clune welcomes EU court ruling which saves Irish motorists 23% increase in tolls

Clune welcomes EU court ruling which saves Irish motorists 23% increase in tolls

19 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Transport Infrastructure Ireland now have 19m more to invest in our roads annually as well as an additional 60-70 million refund from Revenue Clune calls for that money to be put directly into upgrading our road network Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport Committee Deirdre […]

€2.5 Million Housing Adaption Work for Cork

€2.5 Million Housing Adaption Work for Cork

18 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Senator Colm Burke, Fine Gael spokesperson for Health in the Seanad, has today welcomed the allocation to Cork City Council of €2,545,335 for housing adaption work. “The funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government will allow the City Council to carry out adaption work […]

Buttimer welcomes allocation of extra teachers

Buttimer welcomes allocation of extra teachers

18 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed today’s announcement of a 7.2% increase in allocating resources to support the introduction of the new model for children with special educational needs. “My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education Richard Bruton, has confirmed to me that this increase […]

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