Clonakilty Black Pudding is a model for local sustainable jobs – says MEP Clune

29th September 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Black Pudding – a model for local sustainable jobs – Clune Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP, last week met with the owners of Clonakilty Black Pudding at the National Ploughing Championships and has praised the company as an example of how we can create local sustainable jobs […]

Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] City Councillors receive (short) Events Centre progress report

23rd September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork City Councilors have finally been given a report into the Events Centre situation. The 31 elected Councillors had been asking the Chief Executive, and her predecessor, for an update on progress for many months with Councillors complaining that the media knew more about the Events Centre then […]

[Audio] Lord Mayors Chambers Occupied

22nd September 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Four people have occupied the Chambers of the Lord Mayor in Cork City. Supporters of The Peoples Convention arrived before 11am accusing the City Council of taking down posters advertising a public meeting. The Peoples Convention” say that 550 posters advertising a legitimate public meeting opposing water metering […]

[Audio] Taoiseach comments on Cork AIrport Independence

19th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Taoiseach was in County Cork today for a number of engagements. While in Cork Enda Kenny spoke with TheCork.ie about two major Cork issues of public concern; Our Reporter David O’Sullivan first asked the Taoiseach about the Government’s commitment to making Cork Airport an Independent entity; similar […]

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance accuse Irish Water of “sugar coating” usage estimates

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance accuse Irish Water of “sugar coating” usage estimates

16th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Bills for household water will start arriving in the first quarter of next year, and a Cork City Councillor is warning they will be “far higher” than Irish Water estimates indicate. Cllr Mick Barry from the Anti Austerity Alliance is accusing Irish Water of deliberately UNDERestimating the number […]

[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 […]