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Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson, Jonathan O’Brien, TD (Cork North Central), speaking ahead of a PMB debate on the crisis relating to the online Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system has said the Government should apologise to students for the hardship they have experienced as a result of the delays in processing thousands of grant applications. […]

Leader of Fianna Fail Micheál Martin launches new start up Vconnecta

14th November 2012 By David O’Sullivna david@TheCork.ie Most recent college graduates are out looking for jobs, but not 22 year old UCC Business Information Systems Graduate, Brendan Finucane. The young man who is Fianna Fail’s unelected representative for Rochestown has founded his own company Vconnecta which has just launched their new political canvassing application for […]

National Conservation & Heritage Group mourn the loss of landmark Cork building

The National Conservation & Heritage Group are deeply saddened that a gem of Cork’s heritage and history has been lost to fire. With ownership of property comes responsibility, with ownership of protected historic buildings come added responsibilities, as they should be held in care and in good order for the enjoyment of future generations, however […]

Clon Mayor Welcomes Flood Text Alert System

Clonakilty Town Mayor, Cllr. Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháín has welcomed the setting up of a new Free Flood Text Alert system which is now operational for the town, and he is encouraging everyone in the community to sign up. It has been set up by Cork County Council, and is a pilot system for the Clonakilty […]

Latest Census 2011 Results Cork

The Central Statistics Office today released the latest publication in its series of Census 2011 results, showing that a total of 68,372 persons, accounting for 13.2% of the population in County Cork, had a disability in April 2011. This compares with 13% of the population for the State as a whole. Today’s publication, “Profile 8 […]

O’Leary calls on Fianna Fáil to sanction Former Lord Mayor over “thugs” and “dole” comments directed at p rotestors

Sinn Féin’s Cllr. Chris O’Leary has called on Fianna Fáil to sanction former Lord Mayor, Cllr.Terry Shannon, over comments he made in which he described Home Help and Household Charge protestors as “thugs” and “gurriers”. O’leary has also called on Shannon to explain a derogatory remark, that has appeared in the press, regarding protestors drawing […]

High Demand for Improved links with Airport

Data findings from Cork Chamber’s biennial business air travel survey, released today, are highly revealing of the critical importance businesses place on a well-serviced International Airport to support and grow business activity. The results of the survey, undertaken in association with Cork Airport, are based on data provided by 325 business owners and senior managers […]

City Council must act to help north side flood victims – Gosch

City Council must act to help north side flood victims – Gosch

FINE Gael councillor for Cork North Central, Cllr Patricia Gosch, is demanding action from Cork City Council to help victims of flooding in the Meelick Park and Park Court areas of Ballyvolane. Cllr Gosch has asked the council to carry out the proposed improvement works in the area to help prevent a recurrence of the […]

Ballycotton family tragedy remembered in interview

Ballycotton family tragedy remembered in interview

Una Butler, whose husband and daughters died in tragic circumstances two years ago, has spoken publicly for the first time about it to RTÉ’s Southern Editor, Paschal Sheehy. In the wake of her experience, she is calling for mandatory risk assessments to be conducted on the families and children of mental health patients and wants […]

Gilmartin expresses concern at confirmation of Schmallenberg in Co. Cork

The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association, Gabriel Gilmartin, has expressed concern at the confirmation of the presence of the Schmallenberg virus in a bovine foetus in Co. Cork. Mr. Gilmartin said, “It is very disappointing that the disease has turned up in Ireland. It is important to note that the virus […]