SF wants NI Referendum says Spokesman in Cork

By David O’Sullivan david@thecork.ie Sinn Fein has re-iterated its desire for a “Border Poll” Various party members have been speaking at Easter Rising Commerations across Ireland and have used the opportunity to raise the issue. In Belfast Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald said a poll – under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement – […]

XFactor rolls into Cork

Around 250 X-Factor hopefuls turned up in Cork City today to attend a mobile audition session. The even ran from 10am to 3pm in the Imperial Hotel on the South Mall , and the producers are considering coming back to Cork next weekend. Queues were shorter than in previous years, and ratings of the UK […]

Cork Airport needs Dublin link – says IT industry

“The development of Cork’s economy is being hampered by a lack of air transport links” That’s the warning from E-M-C The Irish arm of the multinational employs employs three thousand people Vice President and Managing Director Bob Savage says air access is a “big problem” for his firm, and the Cork region. There have been […]

Blackpool floods… OPW Minister to meet City Manager

By David O’Sullivan The Minister of State with Responsibility for the Office of Public Works will visit Cork in the next 10 days. Brian Hayes will travel to meet Cork City Manager Tim Lucey to discuss how his agency can help with Blackpool’s flooding problem. The trip is as a result of pressure placed on […]

Blackpool flood meetings

By David O’Sullivan, in Blackpool, Cork Two delegations from Blackpool will attend high profile meetings this morning to outline their flood concerns to both Cork City Council and the OPW. The village was flooded last Thursday night, and fifteen homes and business premises were badly damaged, and many don’t have flood insurance. One group will […]

Save heel prick data – says Kelleher

Save heel prick data – says Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher will move a Bill in the Dáil today (Tuesday) aimed at preventing the destruction of important heel prick data.**** ** ** After raising the matter on Topical Issue debates in the Dáil two weeks ago, Deputy Kelleher submitted a Bill on protecting heel prick data to the Ceann Comhairle’s […]

Pay Parking in Carrigaline

More details have emerged of plans to introduce pay parking in Carrigaline. County Council officials want to charge 80 cents for street spaces and 1 euro for the Owenboy car-park The goal is stop City commuters and staff from taking up valuable spaces, and in turn encourage shoppers back into the village during the day. […]

FG Cllr wants independent enquiry into Blackpool floods

By David O’Sullivan There have been calls for an independent enquiry into what caused last weeks floods in Blackpool, Cork. A short City Council report given to Councillors blames blocked trash screens and NOT reduced culvert capacity But Fine Gael Cllr Patricia Gosch says it was a man-made flood because 15 tonnes rock or “bollards” […]

Council workers suspended after filling pothole

By TheCork.ie Council Reporter Three employees of Cork County County have been suspended for filling a pothole! At todays’ Council meeting County Councillors, including the Mayor, called it “Health and safety gone mad”. But the County Manager Martin Riordan says the Council has to follow Health and Safety Legislation. The incident took place when Council […]

No money for Spike Island Tourist plans

No money for Spike Island Tourist plans

By David O’Sullivan A plan to develop Spike Island in Cork Harbour into a massive tourist attraction, and create 190 jobs has been put on hold. It had been hoped that Failte Ireland would give Cork County Council four million euro for phase one but the Council’s application for funding has been turned down. The […]

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