Round-Ireland charity swim passed West Cork

17 July 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Two seasoned Irish adventurers continue to pass along the West Cork coastline this week, as they embark on the second leg of the longest endurance swim ever undertaken in Ireland. David Burns and Maghnus Collins Smith are attempting to make history by becoming the first swimmers to ever […]

Cork Anti Austerity Cllr calls on Sinn Fein and Right to Water coalition to clarify their positions

Cork Anti Austerity Cllr calls on Sinn Fein and Right to Water coalition to clarify their positions

17 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cork City councillor Mick Barry this morning called on both Sinn Fein and the Right to Water coalition to issue a call to the public for a mass nationwide boycott of the second round of Irish Water bills. Councillor Barry said: “If 57% non-payment of […]

Dara Murphy welcomes ‘Living City’ extension

Dara Murphy welcomes ‘Living City’ extension

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy, Minister for European Affairs, has welcomed Cork City Council proposals to extend the boundaries for the government ‘Living City’ (Urban Regeneration) Initiative, to re-develop older residential buildings across a wider area of St. Luke’s and Blackpool, as well as, modernising commercial premises in Cork city centre. […]

New manager for City Women’s FC

New manager for City Women’s FC

15 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The club are excited to have secured the services of one of the country’s top young managers Niall O’Regan comes to the club with a proven track record in both the female and male game and just recently guided the Cork Schoolboys League under 16’s to back to […]

32 extra Special Needs Assistant posts for Cork

32 extra Special Needs Assistant posts for Cork

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has said that the decision to over 600 additional Special Needs Assistant (SNA) posts nationally from September 2015 reflects the government’s commitment to ensure that every child with an assessed need has access to a SNA. “This announcement means […]

Cycle the Wild Atlantic Way for charity

Cycle the Wild Atlantic Way for charity

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This week 7 cyclists of all shapes and ages will take on a 675km challenge through the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Cork to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). One of the riders, London-born Ryan Willmott (who is married to Karen McSweeney from Montenotte Cork), […]

‘Don’t pay water charges’ urges Cork City Councillor

‘Don’t pay water charges’ urges Cork City Councillor

15 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning called on households across the country to refuse to pay the second bill to Irish Water after news broke last night that 57% of households didn’t pay their first bill (a total of 825,000 households). Cllr Barry said that there […]

20k Cannabis seized in Cork

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie As part of an intelligence led joint operation, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service with the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Cork Divisional Drugs Unit, yesterday (14/7/15) seized 1 kg of Herbal Cannabis, with an estimated value of €20,000.00 in Cork. The drugs which originated in Cameroon were […]

SeaFest was ‘a swell success’

SeaFest was ‘a swell success’

13 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie With over 10,000 people turning out for SeaFest event in Cork Harbour this weekend, Ireland’s first national maritime festival is being heralded as a great success. Co-ordinated by the Marine Institute, SeaFest brought together a number of state agencies and organisations to showcase to the public the wonders […]

Govt to fund West Cork artisan food markets

Govt to fund West Cork artisan food markets

13 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly, is encouraging organisers of food and artisan markets in West Cork to apply for new Government funding. The funding is aimed at boosting community based markets across West Cork. The scheme is open to all rural towns and villages […]

Carrigaline man secures high level Fianna Fail position

13 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil members of Cork County Council have elected Councillor Seamus McGrath as the party’s new Group Leader on the Local Authority at a meeting in County Hall today. Councillor McGrath represents the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Local Electoral Area and was unanimously selected by the 16-strong Fianna Fáil team on […]

Get rid of JobBridge – says Cork City Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr

Get rid of  JobBridge – says Cork City Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr

13 July 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork City Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry has welcomed the removal of nearly 6000 obsolete laws from the statute books – but has criticised the State’s reliance on JobBridge internships for the research that preceded the removal. The 1533 proclamation banning criticism of the marriage of Henry […]