Billy Kelleher TD Named as FF Director of Elections

Billy Kelleher TD Named as FF Director of Elections

13 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has appointed the Party’s Frontbench Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD as Director of Elections for the General Election campaign. Deputy Martin commented, “Billy was first elected to the Dáil in 1997 and has a wide range of experience, having served as Minister […]

Cork Apple jobs announcement – a case study in PR

Cork Apple jobs announcement – a case study in PR

11 November 2015 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Media analysis column with David O’Sullivan There was a universal welcome today in Cork, Ireland to the news that the local Apple office was expanding, with 1,000 new jobs being created. Everyone welcomed the announcement, and I mean everyone! In such instances what matters, in relation to gaining media […]

Cork County Councillors vote yes for local authority budget

Cork County Councillors vote yes for local authority budget

9 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.,ie Members of Cork County Council have voted by a substantial majority, 42 votes in favour with eight against, to adopt the Annual Budget 2016. Not since 2008 have commercial rates levied by Cork County Council been increased and the adoption yesterday by Council of the Annual Budget for […]

Investors must be warned of huge risk of investing in AIB shares – McGrath

Investors must be warned of huge risk of investing in AIB shares – McGrath

8 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Share price likely to fall sharply as part of capital re-organisation Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath (from Carrigaline, Co Cork) has called on stockbrokers trading in AIB shares to bring to the attention of investors the high risk nature of purchasing the stock. He was speaking […]

Cork double hit by cuts to the Leader programme

Cork double hit by cuts to the Leader programme

6 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie FOI material released under the Freedom of Information Act to the Fianna Fáil election candidate for Cork South-West (Cork County Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony) has revealed that Cork has been double hit by cuts to the Leader programme. County Cork received around €54m from 2007-2014 but this was […]

Cork reaction to new Bank of Ireland ‘minimum cash lodgement/withdrawal’ limits

Cork reaction to new Bank of Ireland ‘minimum cash lodgement/withdrawal’ limits

5 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie There is a whiff of an election in the air, various personages throughout Cork are attaching themselves to issues, and yesterday one of Ireland’s best known brands delivered an issue that everyone cares about on a silver platter. The issue? Money. Bank of Ireland appear – in essence […]

Cork communities are vulnerable without a visible Gárda force

Cork communities are vulnerable without a visible Gárda force

5 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Cork County Cllr – Frank O’Flynn – who is Chairman of the Cork County Joint Policing Authority addressed the Cork County public meeting of the JPC in County Hall recently on the theme of Community Policing in County Cork. Cllr. O’Flynn’s stated that the major concerns in […]

Fianna Fáil must stop scaremongering on Garda numbers – Daly

Fianna Fáil must stop scaremongering on Garda numbers – Daly

29 October 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Jim Daly, has said that the Fianna Fáil party must stop scaremongering on Garda numbers, adding that they have got their figures on Garda retirements all wrong. “Fianna Fáil TDs are going around trying to frighten people by saying that 1,500 […]

Cork TD wants money from Aer Lingus sale to go to Cork Airport

Cork TD wants money from Aer Lingus sale to go to Cork Airport

22 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has called for the new ‘Connectivity Fund’ being established from the proceeds of the sale of Aer Lingus to ensure that Cork Airport is put in a strong competitive position. The Dáil this week approved the setting […]

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