Lobby group welcomes Cork’s Gay Marriage endorsement

Marriage Equality – a national not for profit organisation working for equality for same sex couples – has welcomed the news that Cork City Council has become the first local authority in the Republic of Ireland to officially support civil marriage for same sex couples. The motion was passed unanimously last night, having been put […]

Bantry Lifeboat Open Day

Bantry Lifeboat Station will hold an Open Day on Saturday 28th July The Lifeboat House on Railway Pier, Bantry, West Cork will be open from 2pm to 5pm There will be an opportunity to ride in the 7m, 300Hp RIB, see the equipment used in real search and rescue operations, meet the crew and learn […]

Water off in some parts of Cork City

In fairness to Cork City Council the water is rarely off. Today however Cork City Council will be carrying out Emergency and essential engineering work to the water supply network in: Killala Gardens, Kilmore Road Lower, Fota Lawn and surrounding areas The water supply will be shut off from 10.45a.m. – 2p.m. Every effort will […]

Clonakilty Could Flood again says Mayor

Cork County Council has released a report into the floods of two weeks ago. At Monday’s ordinary meeting of its elected representative – the first since Thursday June 28th. – the Council also passed a “Motion” calling on the Government to provide emergency funding for the areas devastated. The 23 page report outlines the scale […]

Skehard Road Roundabout “stolen” say residents

Residents of the Skehard Road want their suburban roundabout back! The City Council replaced it with a set of traffic lights last month, but locals say it is causing chaos Many motorists are now using residential side roads to avoid lights, and peoples daily journeys are taking longer. Over 40 residents from various estates gathered […]

Cork needs science park says Lord Mayor

Cork City Councillors have again heard how “17 thousand jobs” can be created in Cork’s version of Silicon Valley. It’s called the “Cork Science and Innovation Park” and will be located in Curraheen in the Western Suburbs. There will be 100 short term construction jobs over the next 18 months. and “16 million euro” will […]

Cork City Council supports gay marriage

Cork made history last night when the City Council became the first local authority in the state to vote in favour of gay marriage. The Sinn Fein motion was passed unanimously, and without debate, at the end of a long Council meeting, It follows a similar motion also put down by Sinn Féin passed by […]

Cobh needs business says Cllr Mulvihill Jnr

Cllr John Mulvihill Jnr would like Cobh Town Council to establish a grant scheme titled “New Business start up grant scheme 2012” to stimulate economic growth in the town of Cobh. He spoke at this afternoons meeting of Cobh Town Council. Below are his notes: . As Councillors our main responsibility is to the people […]

Manchester United headed for Turner’s Cross

Cork City FC are delighted to announce that a Manchester United XI will visit Cork on Wednesday, July 25th where they will take on Cork City in a friendly fixture. The game, which will take place at Turner’s Cross and will kick-off at 7.45 pm, takes place the day after City face Championship side Watford […]

Big fight for Cork boxer Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan in London

Unbeaten Irish BUI Middleweight Champion Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan will be fighting for the WBO International Middleweight Title on Saturday 14th July 2012 at Upton Park Stadium in London, England. Spike’s opponent on the night will be Manchester fighter Mathew Hall, and their title fight will be the co-main event alongside the highly anticipated British heavyweight […]