WEST CORK: Annual “Battle of the Big Cross” commemoration in Clonakilty

WEST CORK: Annual “Battle of the Big Cross” commemoration in Clonakilty

18 June 2018, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Annual “Battle of the Big Cross” commemoration in Clonakilty Tuesday 19th June marks the 220th anniversary of the “Battle of the Big Cross” – the only engagement in the whole of Munster between the United Irishmen and Crown Forces in 1798. The “Big Cross” is located just […]

CORK POLITICS: ‘Same old craic with sports capital’ – says Labour’s Peter Horgan

CORK POLITICS: ‘Same old craic with sports capital’ – says Labour’s Peter Horgan

16 June 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Party Local Area Representative in Cork Peter Horgan has criticised Minister Brendan Griffin for reverting to the same old craic and tactics with the new Sports Capital announcement. “Government TDs, Senators and Candidates were tweeting mightily the other night that €40 million is to be allocated for […]

Mayor of County Cork meets Prince of Wales

Mayor of County Cork meets Prince of Wales

16 June 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor Hurley presents The Prince of Wales with a replica of sketch prepared by his great great great grandmother Queen Victoria During this week’s Royal visit to Cork, the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Declan Hurley presented HRH The Prince of Wales with a reproduction of […]

New Lord Mayor of Cork to be formally elected this evening

New Lord Mayor of Cork to be formally elected this evening

15 June 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council’s Annual Meeting will take place this evening at 6.30pm. The election of the new Lord Mayor of Cork takes place at the Annual Meeting. The existing Lord Mayor Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald will hand over the Lord Mayor’s Chain to the newly elected Lord Mayor during […]

FF Bill to regulate ‘Vulture Funds’ must be advanced without delay – McGrath

FF Bill to regulate ‘Vulture Funds’ must be advanced without delay – McGrath

8 June 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has said his party’s private members’ bill to regulate so called ‘vulture funds’ must be prioritised and advanced in the Oireachtas in the coming weeks. Deputy McGrath was commenting in response to reports that Permanent TSB has set July 19th […]

Cork to receive €160,762 through Community Enhancement Programme

Cork to receive €160,762 through Community Enhancement Programme

4 June 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Over €160,000 will be provided to disadvantaged communities in rural and urban areas in Cork through the Community Enhancement Programme, as confirmed by Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard. Typical enhancements under the Community Enhancement Programme could include the renovation of community centres, community amenities, improvements to town parks […]

€4 million for Ballydehob to Bantry N71 – Daly

€4 million for Ballydehob to Bantry N71 – Daly

3 June 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that €4 million will be made available by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), for the Ballydehob to Bantry line. ‘Following my ongoing representations to Cork County Council and to […]

WEST CORK: TD says Rural Ireland “being left to wither and die” as Government “facilitates closure of post offices”

WEST CORK: TD says Rural Ireland “being left to wither and die” as Government “facilitates closure of post offices”

25 May 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, has warned that vast swathes of West Cork may be without post offices if the An Post proposals come to pass. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony issued the warning as it became clear that the Government is unwilling to block […]

Why is Car Insurance so expensive in Ireland?

Why is Car Insurance so expensive in Ireland?

20 May 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that progress on reducing the cost of insurance for car and business owners is moving at a snail’s pace. Deputy Moynihan was commenting as the 5th Quarterly Report on the Working on Group on the Cost of Insurance was published. […]

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