[Audio] Protest underway at Kinsale Road Reception and Accommodation Centre

15th September 2014, 7am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Around 300 residents of a direction provision centre for asylum seekers in Cork have this morning mounted a protest on the Airport Hill. They are unhappy with how the system of direction provision works. Residents at the Kinsale Road Reception and Accommodation Centre began the picket at […]

[Audio] Asylum seekers protest at Cork Centre

15th September 2014, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 40 refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to blockade the entrance of their accommodation in Cork by standing outside Protest by residents of Kinsale Rd (Airport Hill) Direct Provision centre #cork residents unhappy with conditions pic.twitter.com/KqxwGQ25zH — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) September 15, 2014 The Kinsale […]

[Audio] Cork Soccer legend Noel Cantwell to be honoured on Mardyke

9th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City Councillors have agreed to name a walkway to after a famous Cork sportsman. Noel Cantwell was a Cricket and Soccer International: who played for Cork Athletic, West Ham, and Manchester United. He passed away in 2005 aged 73. A native of the Mardyke in Cork City […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per year, […]

[Audio] New public stage damaged by Graffiti

31st August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There are calls to stop the sale of spray paint cans to people under 18 in Cork City. It’s after the new stage Fitzgerald’s Park was defaced with Graffiti. The white canopy was installed during the revamp of Fitzgerald’s Park which was judicially opened just 3 months ago, […]

[Audio] Cork University Hospital catching up on blood test backlog following IT system failure

29th August 2014, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some patients who underwent blood testing at Cork University Hospital in the past fortnight could be re-tested. It follows the failure of an IT computer system used in the Hospitals Laboratory. The system is working today (Friday), but it will take weeks for all Departments to ascertain […]

[Audio] Gluten free food popular in Cork

28th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The market for Gluten Free products is growing. An estimated 45,000Irish people are now coeliac: meaning they must avoid wheat in the diet. Symptoms of gluten intolerance include fatigue, and weight loss. To cater for the increasing market many companies have been introducing gluten free foods. Today in […]

[Audio] Calls for County Council to open Bottlehill landfill

[Audio] Calls for County Council to open Bottlehill landfill

28th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The so-called Bottlehill “Superdump” in North County Cork might open sooner than many anticipated. In recent days protests on the Northside of Cork City at the Country Clean waste facility escalated. However management of Country clean have now entered into “constructive dialogue” with the protest group. The Mayor […]

[Special Audio Report] National Food Centre would be ‘Capitol’ idea for Cork

28th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan News that Minister for Food Simon Coveney is backing a National Food Centre for Cork City has been welcomed by businesses on the Grand Parade. The former Capitol Cineplex cinema has a strategic location on the Grand Parade, facing towards Washington Street, but it’s been vacant since 2005. […]