Cork Anti Austerity Alliance says water charge is “uncollectable”

Cork Anti Austerity Alliance says water charge is “uncollectable”

28 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry has said the water charge will remain uncollectable if people hold firm and keep up the nationwide boycott despite new legislation that the Government aims to put through the Dail next week. Rather than introduce a new Water Services Bill […]

Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

26 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Union Hall RNLI has rescued five men this evening (Friday 26 June) after their yacht was in danger of hitting rocks off the coast of west Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted shortly after 5pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard that a 54ft French […]

Sexual wellness conference comes to Cork

Sexual wellness conference comes to Cork

26 June 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan Tom@TheCork.ie This Saturday and Sunday, Cork Feminista will host a two-day conference on the topic of sexual wellness. The conference will consist of discussions, presentations, workshops, and performances. We will explore various topics such as disability, sex work, culture and pornography among others. Our ultimate aim is to create […]

75% of Cork GPs register for free under 6 care

75% of Cork GPs register for free under 6 care

26 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Depending on who you ask it’s the best thing since Noel Brown’s Mother and Child Scheme of the 1950s, or it’s terrible, the very thin end of the wedge marking the erosion of GPs earning potential. But, one way or another, 75% of GPs in Cork have registered […]

Telecommunications service restored to Sherkin Island

Telecommunications service restored to Sherkin Island

26 June 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Repairs have been completed on the submarine telecommunications cable to Sherkin Island following his representations to senior management in Eircom. This has been a challenging task for Eircom and their contractors waiting for the right combination of weather tides and wind to restore a full capacity service to […]

Mayor of County Cork resigns, from Fianna Fail

Mayor of County Cork resigns, from Fianna Fail

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Much has been written about Sinn Fein’s internal problems in Co Cork in recent days (one Cllr expelled from the party, and another suspended for a year). Now, Fianna Fail in Cork is experiencing its own crisis in the ‘rebel county’. The Mayor of Cork County Councillor Alan […]

Walking in West Cork

Walking in West Cork

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan First there was the Wild Atlantic Way, now a ‘West Cork Way’ is being planned. What is it? West Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly wants it to be a walking trail from Cork Airport to Mizen Head. The West Cork Way would consist of identifying a walking […]

VIDEO: New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

VIDEO: New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Writing about drinking water is nice. It is the most precious and wholesome product that exists. In an era of transparency water is where it’s at! However in recent years water has been controversial in Ireland. The supply of fresh drinking water – and conversely the removal of […]

It’s 110 years old, and going strong #CorkBusiness

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The company behind Homestead is celebrating 110 years in business! If I said to you “One of the leading Cash and Carry & Foodservice Wholesalers in Cork”… you might say Musgrave, the Barry Group, or M&P O’Sullivan. For some reason Cork is home to a number of large […]

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