Green Party candidate calls on voters to look beyond government options on polling day

Green Party candidate calls on voters to look beyond government options on polling day

22 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party candidate for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, has called on voters to look beyond the options the government is presenting them when finding candidates to vote for on Friday. Speaking today, Mr Moran said: “This election was set up by the government as a choice […]

Labour TD welcomes pay increase for student nurses

Labour TD welcomes pay increase for student nurses

22 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork Labour Party TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that student nurses are to see an increase in their pay. Deputy McCarthy commented: “This is good news for student nurses in West Cork. I would like to commend my Labour Party colleagues Minister Kathleen Lynch and Minister […]

A busy month for Whitechurch Macra na Feirme Club

A busy month for Whitechurch Macra na Feirme Club

22 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Seandun Finals of the Macra National Talent Competition took place in Ringaskiddy Community Hall last fortnight. A great night’s entertainment with entries in solo singing, solo instrumental, comedy duos, novelty acts, set dancing and mastermind. Whitechurch Macra came away with the top prize in set dancing on […]

Cork County Council to host Cork-China trade delegation

Cork County Council to host Cork-China trade delegation

22 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council will host a high profile trade delegation visiting from Xuzhou, China next week. The delegation will include senior representatives of a number of large, influential companies based in the city of Xuzhou and the wider Jiangsu Province in China. The centrepiece of next week’s visit […]

Cork apprentice solicitor stars in university debate win

Cork apprentice solicitor stars in university debate win

22 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A team representing the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland won the Grand Final of the Annual Student Debate, which took place at The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin at the weekend. Ross O’Mahony (27) from Malahide in Co Dublin and Aaron Vickery (25) from Rosscarbery, West […]

Punishing Fishermen more important than policing drug importation?

Punishing Fishermen more important than policing drug importation?

20 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie General Election candidate, and former Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Alan Coleman has strongly criticised the priority by the Irish Government to police fishermen over drug importers. Along the West Cork and Kerry coast Cllr Alan Coleman states that there is just one Customs officer – based in […]

VIDEO: Planning underway for 2016 ‘Redhead Convention’ in Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland

VIDEO: Planning underway for 2016 ‘Redhead Convention’ in Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland

19 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A public meeting was hosted this week by the team at the Irish Redhead Convention. The meeting was attended by Crosshaven local residents. Organiser Joleen Cronin outlined her plans for the 2016 Irish Redhead Convention, which will take place over a weekend from August 19th-21st this year. If […]

Progress on Cork City Flood Relief Scheme must be accelerated

Progress on Cork City Flood Relief Scheme must be accelerated

19 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Michael McGrath, Cork South Central election candidate and Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson said that progress on the planned Cork City Flood Relief Scheme must be accelerated by the next government. Michael McGrath stated, “Minister of State Simon Harris has confirmed in a parliamentary reply to me that the […]

Three Cork students in Grand Final of major university debate

Three Cork students in Grand Final of major university debate

18 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Three Cork students will contest the Grand Final of the country’s major university debating competition this weekend at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. The motion for the debate is; “This House believes that 2016 should be the last time Ireland commemorates the Easter Rising”. Cormac O’Brien, […]