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Archives / April 2015
8 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The centenary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania* by a German U-boat off the coast of Cork, Ireland, during the WW1, takes place next month, on May 7th. Four coastal communities in Co. Cork, Kinsale, The Old Head, Cobh and Courtmacsherry, are commemorating the centenary with a... Read More
8 April 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The results of the Macra na Feirme Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections were announced in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin, yesterday (Tuesday). Seán Finan from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, a founding member of Castlerea Macra since 2007 and is currently National Treasurer and North West Vice-President, has been declared... Read More
7 April 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie With the help of its patron, Munster and Ireland Rugby Star Simon Zebo, Cork ARC Cancer Support House unveiled its new visual identity. Cork ARC is a registered charity and voluntary organisation supporting cancer patients and their families since 2003. The aim of their new brand is to... Read More
2 April 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan has stated that the best way that the people of Cork can support the striking Dunnes Stores workers is by refusing to pass the picket. Deputy McLellan said; “The people of Cork should show their solidarity with the Dunnes Stores workers tomorrow by... Read More
2 April 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillors Lil O’Donnell and Mick Barry have condemned racist graffiti which was painted on the side wall of an African shop in Shandon Street this week. The graffiti (below) read: “Blacks Out” and included a Celtic Cross, a symbol used by many neo-nazi and extreme... Read More
1 April 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator ColmBurke forCork North Central l has, today (Wednesday) welcomedthe allocation of €224m, for local authority housing in Cork City and Cork County .This is part of a national allocation of funding by Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government,... Read More