Freedom of City is overused says former FF Lord Mayor

By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan It emerged that “Cha and Miah” could be given the freedom of Cork City this year, but there’s disagreement within City Hall. The ceremony will take place next month and Actors Frank Duggan and Michael Twomey along with Billa O’Connell are the favorites of the current Fine Gael Lord Mayor John […]

Bus Eireann drivers strike will affect students warns UCCSU

Bus Eireann drivers strike will affect students warns UCCSU

Copyright David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Students who travel by public transport are worried about the Bus Eireann Drivers strike The NBRU, the largest union at the Bus Eireann has said an “all-out strike” will go ahead from Sunday, it’s to protest cost cutting measures at the company. The Labour Court had recommended 5 million euro of […]

Senator O’Donovan welcomes restoration of O’Donovan Castle

Senator O’Donovan welcomes restoration of O’Donovan Castle

By David O’Sullivan Twitter @david_osullivan Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan has welcomed confirmation that Castle Donovan Castle will open this summer after a lenghty refurbishment project. Castle Donovan or O’Donovan’s Castle is a tower house or túrtheach, in a valley near Drimoleague. It was the so-called “seat” of the Clann Cathail sept of the O’Donovans […]

IndieCork Film Festival launched [audio]

By David O’Sullivan Details have been announced of Cork’s latest Film festival. It’s called “IndieCork” and will be run by a host of names including Mick Hannigan and Una Feely. The pair were controversially made redundant from the older “Cork International Film Festival” in March and have now bounced back with their own rival “Indie” […]

Cork French Food & Wine Festival

By David O’Sullivan The second Cork French Food & Wine Festival will returns to Cork again from the today til Saturday. The festival is the brainchild of Frenchwoman Isabelle Sheridan of the famous ‘On the Pig’s Back’ food emporiums. Unusually it’s not in the City, nor East Cork, nor West Cork. Instead it’s in the […]

Funeral of Cork Car crash victim in Meelin

By David O’Sullivan A North Cork man who passed away after spending 10 months in Hospital following a crash in England has been laid to rest. Con or “Connie” Twomey from Meelin, County Cork had been holidaying in Devon last summer along with his wife Elber and 16 month old child Oisin when their family […]

Govt must Save Post Office network – says a Co Cork Postmaster

Govt must Save Post Office network – says a Co Cork Postmaster

The Government must wake up to the threat to Post Offices in Cork City and County, the Annual Conference of the IrishPostmasters’ Union was told by Cork Postmaster Paddy O’Shea at the weekend. Mr. O’Shea, who is a Postmaster in Upper Aghada, Co. Cork, told the delegates to the conference in Fitzpatrick’s Hotel, Killiney, Co. […]

Principal announced for Douglas / Rochestown National School

Principal announced for Douglas / Rochestown National School

Educate Together is delighted to announce that the new Principal Teacher of Douglas / Rochestown Educate Together National School is Alan Sheehan. Born, raised and educated locally in Douglas, Alan was chosen following an extensive recruitment process and will take up the position on June 1st 2013. Alan is currently working in St. Columbas Boys […]

FG TD says Cork Airport needs US flights

FG TD says Cork Airport needs US flights

Irish-based American firms are losing out by lack of connectivity Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, has called for the establishment of a direct air route between Cork and the east coast of the United States, saying the current lack thereof is impeding Irish-based US firms in Cork. Deputy Murphy also made the […]

Youghal school evacuated after smoke seen

More than 30 students and some teachers have been treated for smoke inhalation at a secondary school in Youghal, It happened in Pobalscoil na Tríonóide after a smoke bomb went off. Gardaí described the incident as a “prank gone wrong”. David O’Sullivan reports… 130503 YOUGHAL 01 david osullivan vcr.mp3

3 Cork women elected to FF National Executive at Ard Fheis

3 Cork women elected to FF National Executive at Ard Fheis

Cork natives Emer O’Donovan, Brig Ryan and Gillian Coughlan have been elected to positions on the National Executive of Fianna Fáil following last weekend’s party Ard Fheis at the RDS in Dublin. All three were elected to the Committee of 20 group, which sits on the governing council of the party. 23-year-old Emer O’Donovan from […]