Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street must be Closed Down!

STATEMENT TO MEDIA by Housing Action Group Cork’s Housing Action Group are holding a second protest at the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street in Cork tomorrow, Wednesday 25th, starting at 9.30am. The group are calling for the facility to be closed down and fit-for-purpose facilities and services to be provided, so that vulnerable service … Continue reading “Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street must be Closed Down!”

Lack of Democracy and Indifference of Party Politicians is Revealed

The outstanding question arising out of An Bord Pleanála’s decision to allow Indaver to proceed with the incinerator at Ringaskiddy is that of democracy. How can planning be granted in the face of unanimous opposition from the wider community, in Ringaskiddy and throughout the Cork harbour area? What has happened to our representative democracy, why … Continue reading “Lack of Democracy and Indifference of Party Politicians is Revealed”

Arts and Cultural activity in County Cork set to benefit with announcement of Creative Communities funding

Cork County Council has issued a call for applications for its Municipal Districts, Creative Communities Scheme 2018. The Creative Communities Scheme will provide €150,000 funding to support the development of new community based arts projects in the Municipal District areas in the County. This funding scheme promotes a partnership model of working, encouraging community groups to … Continue reading “Arts and Cultural activity in County Cork set to benefit with announcement of Creative Communities funding”

Culture Night Cork County 2018

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE Culture Night is the annual all of Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts.  This year, Culture Night will take place on Friday 21st September, arts groups, arts centres, artists and communities come together to provide an extraordinary evening of imaginative and entertaining free cultural experiences in cities, towns and villages … Continue reading “Culture Night Cork County 2018”

PICKET on Homeless Persons Unit, Drinan Street.

The Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street should be closed down. This Thursday, 21st June, the Housing Action Group will picket the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street, and hand in an official letter of complaint to the HSE. The picket is to protest the disrespect shown to homeless people and families at the HSE … Continue reading “PICKET on Homeless Persons Unit, Drinan Street.”

Streetscape Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme 2018

Cobh Municipal District Streetscape Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme 2018 Cobh Municipal District of Cork County Council is pleased to announce the following schemes to promote town centre regeneration and business growth in Cobh, Carrigtwohill and Glanmire town centres for 2018: Tenants or owners of buildings can avail of a grant of up to 50% of … Continue reading “Streetscape Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme 2018”

COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME 2018

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME Cork County Council is currently inviting applications from Community and Voluntary groups under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018.  The scheme is an opportunity for community groups to access funding for capital projects to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas or in order to kick-start, advance or complete their projects The 2018 … Continue reading “COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME 2018”

On the Rights of People with Disabilities

STATEMENT – Diarmaid Ó CADHLA Regarding Notice of Motion on Council’s agenda 28th May 2018. Disability Services & Accountability Here is the proposal ADOPTED by Cork County Council and the initial response to it – we now expect that Council will move to implement these policy measures. If Government and Minister McGrath do not move … Continue reading “On the Rights of People with Disabilities”

War, Peace & Neutrality

Notice of Motion – War, Peace & Neutrality for the meeting of full Council on Monday 23rd April, 2018 The Mayor of County Cork has deemed that this motion is not appropriate for discussion at a full meeting of Cork County Council – it is excluded! That this Council affirms our opposition to war and … Continue reading “War, Peace & Neutrality”

BUILT HERITAGE AND STRUCTURES AT RISK SCHEMES 2018

Minister for Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys has announced of 2 funding schemes for Protected Structures – the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018 (BHIS)and the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) 2018. The allocation of funding for Cork County Council under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017, is €50,000. The scheme will be administrated … Continue reading “BUILT HERITAGE AND STRUCTURES AT RISK SCHEMES 2018”