FF TD urges local families in debt to seek support

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 […]

Cork water update

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 […]

Fire at former Cork Hospital

Fire at former Cork Hospital

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 […]

Tenant purchase scheme improved

Tenant purchase scheme improved

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 […]

Rochestown Road is a bottleneck

Rochestown Road is a bottleneck

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 […]

Munster MEP wants to be TD

Munster MEP wants to be TD

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 […]

The Student grant process is too slow – says Clune

The Student grant process is too slow – says Clune

Cork Fine Gael TD Deirdre Clune has highlighted that more than two months into the college year of 5,926 applications in Cork for Higher Education Grants only 713 have been awarded. A further 1,837 of these applications have yet to be even processed. This information was released to Fine Gael this week from the Department […]

Cork students protest against cutbacks

Cork students protest against cutbacks

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 […]

Cork’s Billy Twomey on course for World Cup success

Cork’s Billy Twomey on course for World Cup success

Billy kicked of his campaign to qualify for the World Cup Final in Leipzig next spring in great style with a 5th place in the World Cup Qualifier in Verona with Sue and Edd Davies’s lovely mare Tinka’s Serenade, who has been on cracking form of late, including being 11th at the World Equestrian Games […]

Mick Barry unhappy with FF TD

Mick Barry unhappy with FF TD

24th November 2011 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Socialist Party Cllr Barry said this morning: “Noel O’Flynn is fooling no-one with his performance as the Government TD who is going to stand up to the Government. He has no right to be upset about his being misled by the Taoiseach when for 13 years he himself […]

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