SF Cllr wants more action to prevent future Blackpool Floods

By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Today – June 28th – is the the first anniversary of the flooding that devastated parts of Clonakilty, Glanmire, Douglas and Blackpool. Since then much work has been done behind the scenes by the City Council, County Council and O-P-W to prevent a repeat, but in Blackpool Sinn Féin Councillor […]

Sinn Fein to hold summer-school in Ballyvourney

Sinn Féin has announced the line-up for its fourth annual summer school in County Cork next Friday and Saturday with controversial and outspoken commentators such as Eamon Dunphy, Guardian columnist Roy Greenslade, journalist Alison O’Connor, GAA star Seán Óg Ó hAilpin, and 2012 Young Person of the Year and disability rights campaigner Joanne O’Riordan taking […]

Sport – Heffernan ready to impress home fans

Cork’s Robert Heffernan who finished a magnificent 4th.in the gruelling 50km.Walk at the London Olympics last August is determined to set a new lifeime best time for the 3km. Walk at the 62nd Cork Ciity Sports to be held next Tuesday at the C.I.T.Athletic Stadium in Bishopstown. Irish sports followers marvelled at the tenacious fighting […]

City Council needs to pursue “bad Landlords” says Cllr [Audio]

Almost half of all private rented accommodation inspected in Cork City over the last three years failed to meet basic housing standards. Private Landlords have a legal obligation to look after their properties, but responsibility for enforcement rests with local authorities. It emerged this week that inspectors from Cork City Council have recorded more than […]

Moynihan calls for SNA cuts to also be reversed

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan, says there will still be cuts to the number of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) in classrooms across Cork come September despite a Government climb-down on the number of resource teaching hours that were to be cut. Deputy Moynihan was speaking during a Fianna Fáil Private Members […]

Sugar production could return to Ireland

Fine Gael Cork East TD, Tom Barry, has today said the EU decision to dismantle sugar quotas could herald the return of sugar production to Ireland by 2017. Deputy Barry was speaking after EU negotiators agreed to abolish the system of sugar production quotas from October 2017 as part of wider reforms to the CAP. […]

FG TD reacts to Anglo tapes

Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy and member of the Finance Committee, Dara Murphy, has today (Wednesday) said the strategy being adopted by Fianna Fáil in respect of a banking inquiry aims to distract and deflect from the role that Party played in our economic collapse, as it presided over a system of light-touch regulation […]

New Restaurant/Bar opens at Cork Airport International Hotel

New Restaurant/Bar opens at Cork Airport International Hotel

25 June 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie Last Thursday we attended the opening of Cork’s newest Bar and Bistro, located at Cork International Airport Hotel. More than one hundred guests, locals and members of the business community gathered on what was also the last function attended by outgoing Lord Mayor Fine Gael Cllr John […]

Golden discs to open in old HMV on Pana

Golden discs to open in old HMV on Pana

Golden Discs will open the doors to its new flagship store in the iconic 5,000 square foot building on Patrick Street (in the Old HMV shop) The new branch, which will be the biggest of the 15 Golden Discs stores in Ireland, has created 18 full time jobs. Managing Director Stephen Fitzgerald said today “Our […]

Drugs found in in South County Cork

Two men have been arrested and a quantity of cannabis seized following a Garda operation in Cork this afternoon 19th June 2013. Gardaí stopped a car close to an area known as Halfway, Ballinhassig, which is about 8km outside Cork city. When the car was searched Gardaí recovered 25kg of cannabis resin with an estimated […]

Cork Govt Senator angry with HSE

By Bryan T. Smyth A Cork Fine Gael Senator says the HSE is “guilty of recklessly undermining the capacity of the Irish hospital system” Colm Burke is the party’s spokesman on Health in the Seanad and he’s referring to how the HSE gives Irish trained Junior Doctors only 6 month contracts. That is pushing many […]

AUDIO: Final Mayor of Cobh elected – Local Govt reform is abolishing Town Councils

AUDIO: Final Mayor of Cobh elected – Local Govt reform is abolishing Town Councils

18 June 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Town Council’s across County Cork and the rest of the Country are electing their final Mayor’s this month. It’s because under local government reform Minister Phil Hogan will abolish all of Ireland’s 82 town councils next Summer. Town Council’s are the lowest rung of democracy, and there […]