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Archives / 2010
Help is available for families who have run into debt over Christmas, according to Cork South West Fianna Fail T.D. Christy O’Sullivan. “The holiday period can be one of financial stress for young families in particular. There are huge pressures on parents of young children to make Christmas a magical time.” “Often young families face... Read More
Water supplies in Cork City and County, and around the country , are gradually returning to normal today. Thousands of householders have been without water for days, due to cracks and leaks exposed during the thaw. There were some restrictions in Cork city again overnight but water was restored again this morning to anyone affected... Read More
Gardai are investigating a the former psychiatric former Our Lady’s Hospital on Lee Road, Shanakiel, Cork City. The blaze caused extensive damage to an unoccupied wing of the landmark 18th-century building. Gardai at Gurranebraher station are handling the investigation. Five units of the Cork city fire service raced to the scene on Wednesday night having... Read More
Cork South Central Fianna Fáil T.D. Michael McGrath has said local authority tenants can avail of a discount of up to 45% if purchasing their home from the Council in 2011, under improvements which have been introduced to the Tenant Purchase Scheme. The normal maximum discount is 30% (based on 10 year’s tenancy) but this... Read More
Michael McGrath T.D. has welcomed Cork County Council’s intention to investigate the ongoing traffic congestion on the Rochestown road at morning peak time. The Council’s investigation will focus on the operation of the roundabout near St. Patrick’s Church which is the scene of heavy traffic congestion each morning. ‘I have been raising this issue with... Read More
Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore has unveiled Alan Kelly – currently an MEP for Ireland South – as labours general election candidate for North Tipperary/South Offally. Speaking on his announcement as a potential candidate, Alan Kelly, stated he was ‘honoured and delighted’ to be part of Labour’s election team. “I am both honoured and delighted to... Read More
Next week UCC-SU in conjunction with CIT-SU and USI will be holding a protest in Cork City. The ‘REBEL AGAINST CUTBACKS’ protest will start at 11am in CIT, moving to UCC at 12pm, leaving UCC at 1pm to culminate in a rally in Grand Parade at 2pm. Speaking at the event will be John Lane... Read More
On Monday evening last (23rd), the Clon Sinn Féin Cumann organised a march calling for an immediate general election. Around 30 people attended the event which was organised late the night before. It was organised to get participants thinking about patriots of times gone by, versus the corrupt and inept politicians in Government. The peaceful... Read More
Alt: David Stanton TD (Fine Gael)
Following the European Court of Auditors (ECA) report, last week, on the failures of the EU sugar industry restructuring, Cork East TD, David Stanton secured a Dail adjournment debate on the matter. The report said that the decision to shutdown the Irish sugar industry was taken on out of date information. “Having participated on the... Read More