Driving licence delays in Cork

Driving licence delays in Cork

8th April 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD Michael McGrath says it’s unacceptable that people in Cork are facing lengthy delays at the National Driver Licence Service office in the city centre.  There have been reports of people waiting over four hours to be seen, only to be told to come back […]

Future of small schools discussed in Bantry

Future of small schools discussed in Bantry

By Bryan T. Smyth 28th January 2014 bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil will hold a public meeting this Wednesday in Bantry over concerns about the future of small schools in West Cork following Government cuts in the budget. Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue will address the meeting and outline how increases in pupil teacher ratios could […]

[Audio] Charity money should be ringfenced for frontline services, not wages, says FF leader

17th January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Fianna Fail Leader says he’s appalled by the latest revelations at the Central Remedial Clinic Yesterday the Dail Public Accounts Committee heard that the former CEO was given a 740 thousand euro retirement deal. It was funded by charitable donations. The HSE is now seeking legal […]

UCC student appointed FF “Women’s Rapporteur”

7th January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie UCC student, Jessica Ní Mhaoláin, has been elected as the new Women’s Rapporteur for Ógra Fianna Fáil. The 22-year-old student is in her final year of a degree in Public Health at UCC and was elected to the position at a recent meeting of Ógra Fianna Fáil’s […]

West Cork Cllr wants late-night bus service extended to County areas

17th December 2013, Tuesday 12 noon By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie Following the announcement by Bus Éireann that late night bus services are to be provided to certain areas of county Cork, Bandon town Cllr Gillian Coughlan has called for the service to be extended into West Cork. Cllr Coughlan commented: “While the establishment of […]

O’Donovan welcomes Govt acceptance of FF Bill on decriminalising minor fishing infringements

2nd December 2013, Monday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie O’Donovan welcomes Govt acceptance of FF Bill on decriminalising minor fishing infringements Flanna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan, has welcomed the commitment by Minister Simon Coveney to accept the main elements of Fianna Fáil’s bill seeking to decriminalise minor fishing infringements. Last week, the Seanad debated the […]

Dr John Sheehan (FF) to run for Cork City Council

Dr John Sheehan (FF) to run for Cork City Council

29th November 2013 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie A Blackpool G.P., Dr John Sheehan, has been selected as a Fianna Fail candidate for the Cork North Central Ward. Based in Blackpool for the past 10 years Dr Sheehan has seen at first hand the challenges that people face on a daily basis. These range from problems with […]

Road to be named after late Cllr Dave McCarthy

11th November 2012, Monday, 11pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The new Hollyhill road on the northside of the city – developed to boost the IT sector and local industries in Hollyhill – is to be named after the late Cllr Dave  McCarthy who represented the people of the northside since 1985. Speaking tonight in […]

Micheal Martin says Coalition making bags of Property Tax

Micheal Martin says Coalition making bags of Property Tax

4th Novermber 2013 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Micheál Martin, has said it is completely unacceptable that Cork homeowners are receiving letters asking them to pay next year’s property tax up-front before the end of the month. Deputy Martin said the letters are extremely confusing, sometimes incorrect, and they fail […]

AUDIO: Garda Commissioner opens Crime Prevention Day in Cork

30 October 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Garda Commissioner – Martin Callinan – is in Cork this morning to launch a “Crime Prevention Day” An exhibition is taking place in City Hall from 11am to 6pm It will focus on all aspects of Crime Prevention and will include exhibitors from the security industry […]

Report on Mallow St Patrick’s Day ‘Gathering’ Parade

Report on Mallow St Patrick’s Day ‘Gathering’ Parade

20th March 2013 By Noel O’Connor (Mayor of Mallow) news@TheCork.ie There was a great atmosphere of fun and enjoyment in Mallow on the afternoon of Saint Patricks Day. At lunch time Mayor Mallow, Cllr. Noel O Connor, hosted a Gathering event to celebrate those returning to Mallow for the year of the ‘Gathering’. Special guest […]