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 […]

FF Health spokesman Billy Kelleher accuses Health Minister of “another PR campaign”

FF Health spokesman Billy Kelleher accuses Health Minister of “another PR campaign”

23rd January 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has accused the Health Minister of launching another PR campaign rather than coming up with tangible measures to tackle the real problems facing our health service. On the very morning when we learn that the HSE has launched an investigation into […]

Anti water charges petition for Mayor

Anti water charges petition for Mayor

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan This morning at 9:30am the anti-water charges campaign group Cobh Says No to Austerity presented a petition to Mayor Alan Coleman with over 1000 signatures demanding that Cork County Council joins with other councils all over the country in calling for an immediate end to water charges and […]

[Audio] Jazz and Musical ‘Walk of Fame’ for Cork City Centre

28th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork City wants a Walk of Fame for musical names on MacCurtain Street. This years Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – over the long weekend – has been described as the “The most successful in a decade” The event, established in 1978, is now […]

[Audio] Photoshopped picture of Cork City Council CEO as puppet is not acceptable – says Deputy Lord Mayor

22nd October 2014, 6.30pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A photoshopped picture of the Chief Executive of Cork City Council looking like a puppet is NOT acceptable. CEO of #CorkCC #Cork City Council photoshopped to look like puppet on @GraTire posters. FFCllr @kennethnoflynn angry pic.twitter.com/XxusaHDtDu — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) October 22, 2014 That’s according the Deputy […]

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