Cork Cllr wants Oireachtas pay freeze to remain

27 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cork City Cllr Mick Barry said this morning that wages for Ministers, TDs and Senators should be frozen after news broke that proposals are to be brought to Cabinet this week allowing for pay increases for politicians in next years Budget. Interviewed in this morning’s […]

Cork Mental Health Centre marks second anniversary

22 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The “MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing” in Cork City is marking its second year of providing fast, affordable and accessible mental health services for the community. Minister (of State) for Primary Care, Social Care and Mental Health Kathleen Lynch will speak at the event at the Gresham Metropole […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in Cork. […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted from […]

Pfizer Little Island will stay open

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 160 jobs to be retained in decision The East Cork based Minister of State for Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock TD (Labour) has confirmed that the Little Island facility of Pfizer, which the company had marked for sale two years ago, is to be retained within the company’s portfolio […]

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

2 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie At a previous launch of the scheme last summer, the then Transport Junior Minister Alan Kelly attracted attention by not wearing a helmet Minister Simon Coveney today (March 2) joined Lord Mayor, Cllr Mary Shields, and senior management from the National Transport Authority and Coca-Cola to officially open […]

[Audio] Broad welcome for Pairc Ui Chaoimh redevelopment planning approval

[Audio] Broad welcome for Pairc Ui Chaoimh redevelopment planning approval

2nd December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There has been a broad welcome to the news that the Cork County GAA board has received planning permission to upgrade Pairc Ui Chaoimh   GAA comments Cork County GAA Board says it is delighted with An Bord Pleanala’s decision and the completion of the appeals process. This […]

[Audio] Protest underway at Kinsale Road Reception and Accommodation Centre

15th September 2014, 7am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Around 300 residents of a direction provision centre for asylum seekers in Cork have this morning mounted a protest on the Airport Hill. They are unhappy with how the system of direction provision works. Residents at the Kinsale Road Reception and Accommodation Centre began the picket at […]