[Audio] New Navy ship arrives into Cork

30th April 2014, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Irish Naval Service have taken delivery of a new vessel. The 50 million euro LE. Samuel Beckett is around 300 feet in length, and was built at a shipyard in Devon, England. She weighs almost 2-thousand tonnes, and can hold 54 people. The Samuel Beckett is […]

[Audio] Sinn Fein ‘conference boycott’ motion finally passes

30th April 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein in Cork City say they have achieved a “symbolic victory” The party’s City Councillors are against what they call the conference and junket circuit where the local authority pays for elected Councillors to attend conferences across the Country, many of which are in Donegal. At every […]

[Audio] Change of polling day for Clonakilty Mayoral elections

30th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Voting in Clonakilty’s independent poll to elect a Community Mayor has been put back by one day. The Local Dúchas Heritage Group want the West Cork Tourist town to have some form of a Mayor to represent the area after the Statutory Town Council, and “Town Mayor” are […]

[Audio] Should Cork Airport be renamed after Rory Gallagher?

29th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A campaign to rename Cork Airport after the the famous guitarist Rory Gallagher is continuing to gain momentum. More than 10-thousand people have signed a petition. Gallagher passed away in 1995 at the young age of 47. He was one described by Jimi Hendrix as the “world’s greatest […]

[Video] Anti water metre protests spread in Cork

29th April 2014, Tuesday. 11am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Last week it was at Ashbrook, Lehenaghmore Hill, Togher, Cork, then it spread to two other estates there, now it’s spread towards the City. This morning at 10am protestors gathered at the entrance of ElmVale, Sarsfield Road, Cork (at the Wilton end of the Road). TheCork.ie Reporter […]

Labour Leader must resign – says Co Cork Labour Cllr

29th April 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Labour County Councillor in Cork has called on the leader of his own party to step down. Cllr Noel McCarthy from the Fermoy/Mitchelstown Area says Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore “must go order to save the party”, His views echo those of Phil Prendergast MEP, who earlier […]

Cork Cllrs wants clarity on Water Charges

29th April 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach says that the public will be told how much water charges will be before the elections of May 23rd. It’s expected the average household will pay around 250 euro a year. However…. Here in Cork a number of County Councillors are calling on the Government […]

[Audio] Household charge hasn’t gone away says Cllr

28th April 2014, Monday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Thousands of households around Cork have begun to receive threatening letters from the Revenue demanding payment of 200 euro for the “household charge” The letters say people are to pay within two weeks or else face deduction at source from their wages, or social welfare payments. The […]

Anti Austerity Alliance candidate defends right to poster in Blarney

28th April 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan and David O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie and david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance candidate Liz Feehan has stated her intention to stand by her democratic right to put up posters in Blarney. Liz has lived in Blarney for 20 years and raised 2 children in the town. In her work as a campaigner, […]

Revenue Seizes Tobacco and Counterfeit Vodka in Cork

26th April 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Revenue Seizes Tobacco and Counterfeit Vodka in Cork In an intelligence led operation, Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 56kgs of illegal tobacco and 20 cases of counterfeit vodka on the M8 near Fermoy last night (25/04/14 ). The seizure has a total retail value of approximately €27,500. […]

[Audio] Protestors stop Water Metre installation

24th April 2014, Thursday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Protesters against the installation of Water Metres yesterday (Wednesday) stopped Irish Water Contractors from entering a housing estate in Cork. It’s was day 2 of a blockade of Ashbrook Heights, Lehanaghamore, Togher where many residents were supporting an anti-austerity group stopping the digging of footpaths. The white […]

Free money (for worthy Cork causes)

24th April 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic fund exclusively focused on the Cork region, have announced the availability of their second tranche of funding for enterprises in the city and county. They are calling for applications from businesses and community enterprises in Cork who need funding to expand, develop or […]

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