[Audio] Gateway scheme tantamount to slave labour – says Anti Austerity Cllr

23rd June 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A protest will take place outside Cork City Hall from 4.45pm today, just before the 2-weekly ordinary Council meeting begins. It’s being organised by the “Anti Austerity Alliance” to show opposition to the “Gateway employment scheme” The scheme is similar to JobBridge, but with Gateway people on the […]

[Audio] Religions Freewoman of Cork City passes away

23rd June 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A religious figure who received the Freedom of the City 5-years-ago has passed away. Sister Eucharia Buckley of Cork and Ballinora received the Cities Highest honour in 2009 jointly “for selfless dedication to the service of others”. She passed away on Saturday peacefully at Darraglynn Nursing Home. Sister […]

[Audio] Be safe on Bonfire night

23rd June 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Tonight is Bonfire night, or Saint Johns Eve It’s expected to be the busiest night of the year for the fire services is tonight Last year there were almost 70 fire service call outs and fire-fighters put out 37 illegal fires Sinn Fein Cllr Chris O’Leary says rubbish, […]

[Audio] Cork heatwave continues for weekend!

20th June 2014, Friday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The mini heat wave is set to continue for at least another few days with temperatures in Cork to stay well over 20 degrees today. The sunshine has brought a “feel good factor” to the Cork City and County with reports of many taking a half day […]

[Audio] Labour hustings takes place in Rochestown Park Hotel

20th June 2014, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Labour party is continuing the process of electing a new Leader and Deputy Leader, it follows the resignation of Eamon Gilmore. In Cork, 100 grass-roots members of the party attended a hustings last evening in the Rochestown Park Hotel. It was one of 7 taking place […]

[Audio] Celebrity civil partnership in Cork today

20th June 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Celebrity solicitor Gerard Keane will be in Cork this afternoon as the Best Man for a much publicised ceremony. Lisa Murphy will be Best Lady. Two Cork businessmen will be joined together in civil partnership this afternoon in the City Centre. Michael Mulcahy and Jonathan Smith Michael […]

[Audio] Don’t light bonfires!

18th June 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie (Copyright TheCork.ie) Next Monday – June 23rd – will be Bonfire Night, or “Bonna”. It’s the busiest night of the year for the Fire Services, and last year Cork City Fire Brigade was called out almost 70 times. There are unsupervised bonfires, and often the emergency services are […]

Garda Drug seizure Blackpool

Garda Drug seizure Blackpool

14th June 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As a result of an ongoing operation targetting the sale and supply of Cocaine on the northside of Cork city, Gardai from the Cork City Divisional Drug Unit stopped and searched a car in Blackpool, Cork City on the evening of the 13th June 2014. During the search […]