Raw sewage still being pumped into Cork rivers and sea

Raw sewage still being pumped into Cork rivers and sea

16 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party has condemned Government failure to protect health, tourism and the environment in Cork, after the European Commission announced it is taking Ireland to court over the pumping of raw sewage into rivers and the sea in the county. Green Party representative in Cork North Central, […]

Votes for Irish abroad (and EU citizens in Ireland) proposed by Green Party

Votes for Irish abroad (and EU citizens in Ireland) proposed by Green Party

30 December 2016 By David O’Sulivan david@TheCork.ie The Green Party today announced that they are preparing legislation to extend voting rights to Irish citizens living abroad, to be introduced in the new Oireachtas term. The party also plans to extend Dáil voting rights to EU citizens living in Ireland for five years or more. As part […]

By-laws could kill Farmers’ markets

By-laws could kill Farmers’ markets

4 December 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has called on Cork County Council to re-think bye-laws being introduced by that it says will make life more difficult for farmers’ markets. Under the new by-laws, sites where trading is allowed are being restricted, which will reduce the number of stalls that […]

Youth Council urges young people in Cork to register before November 25th deadline

Youth Council urges young people in Cork to register before November 25th deadline

21 November 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 6723 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote before the deadline for inclusion on the electoral register […]

Green Party unhappy with appointments to ‘Cork County Council-Cork City Council’ merger review group

Green Party unhappy with appointments to ‘Cork County Council-Cork City Council’ merger review group

18 November 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party has strongly criticized the appropriateness of appointments made by Minister Simon Coveney to a group set up to review the recommendation to merge Cork city and county. The group, set up by the minister last month, is to review recommendations made last year to merge […]

Getting rid of cars from the streets of Ireland’s second city will be a good thing – says Green Party

Getting rid of cars from the streets of Ireland’s second city will be a good thing – says Green Party

28 September 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork have welcomed the decision of Cork City Council to introduce car-free hours on St. Patrick’s Street. Speaking this morning, Oliver Moran, the Green Party representative in Cork North central said: “The car-free movement is based on the idea of returning to a city […]

Census 2016 raises constitutional problems for Government, says Green Party

Census 2016 raises constitutional problems for Government, says Green Party

14 July 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Political reform activist and Green Party candidate (whenever the next election may be) for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, has called on the Government to set out how it intends to respond to the consequences of Census 2016 for Dáil constituencies. The rise in population discovered by the […]

Green Party candidate calls on voters to look beyond government options on polling day

Green Party candidate calls on voters to look beyond government options on polling day

22 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party candidate for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, has called on voters to look beyond the options the government is presenting them when finding candidates to vote for on Friday. Speaking today, Mr Moran said: “This election was set up by the government as a choice […]

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