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14 April 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan has called on the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government to “re-nationalise the Whitegate Refinery in the national interest” and to ensure Ireland retains the ability to refine oil products and keep a strategic reserve in case of future oil shortages which... Read More
10 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ibec Cork, the group that represents many businesses, today met with the local government review committee and called for the boundary of Cork city to be extended to incorporate the suburbs to create a local authority area of 200,000 people. Additionally, the group warned that now is not... 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
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
29 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork’s Red FM is delighted has secured additional access to, and reporting rights for all Cork GAA matches. The station had previously been permitted to enter locally hosted National League and Munster Championship fixtures, but will now receive full press accreditation for all games involving Cork GAA. The... Read More
25 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in... Read More
24 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie It appears that Cork City Council and Cork County Council will merge, and it will happen in the next 4 years. That means the local election of 2014 could have been the last where there were two authorities. Yesterday, there was a presentation for County Councillors in... Read More
24 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed a decision by Tourism Ireland to co-fund a campaign to market Cork in Cardiff, in advance of the beginning of the new Cork- Cardiff air route in June, 2015. “Representatives from Tourism Ireland... Read More
24 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Life Assurance company Irish Life, today revealed its annual claims data which shows that cancer was the biggest cause of Life Insurance and Specified Illness Cover claims in Cork in 2014, with more than €9.3 million paid out. The data details the illnesses and conditions that led to... Read More