Mayor of County Cork resigns, from Fianna Fail

Mayor of County Cork resigns, from Fianna Fail

25 June 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Much has been written about Sinn Fein’s internal problems in Co Cork in recent days (one Cllr expelled from the party, and another suspended for a year). Now, Fianna Fail in Cork is experiencing its own crisis in the ‘rebel county’. The Mayor of Cork County Councillor Alan […]

EDITORIAL: Cork elects first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in 90 years

EDITORIAL: Cork elects first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in 90 years

14 June 2015, Sunday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie http://twitter.com/david_osullivan I remember well the negotiations last year (2014) over who would become Lord Mayor of Cork City. Talks, and more talks At the time – as a Journalist – I was contacted by many candidates looking to provide statesman like quotes in order to bolster their […]

Cork town suffering after Boundary Committee split main street in two

26 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council, many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in Cork. […]

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It has emerged that Cork communities are being hit with savage cuts amounting to nearly 72% under the LEADER programme. Fianna Fail TD in Co Cork Michael Moynihan has described it as yet another attack on Cork communities at a time when they can least afford it. Every […]

Rural areas needs GP’s

19 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) has said the Government’s failure to act on the escalating crisis in GP recruitment has left more than 30 rural communities without a vital primary healthcare service. Deputy Kelleher has called on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar […]

AUDIO: Walkway named for Cork sports legend

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Plans to rename a walkway near Fitzgerald Park in the City after a soccer legend have come to fruition. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mary Shields, will finally unveil “The Noel Cantwell Walk” nameplate tomorrow morning. Back in October 2014 Cork City Council passed a resolution to […]

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