POLITICS Potential new Taoiseach – Cork TD Simon Coveney – comments about resignation of current Taoiseach Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader

POLITICS Potential new Taoiseach – Cork TD Simon Coveney – comments about resignation of current Taoiseach Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader

Statement by Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government on Party Leader, Enda Kenny T.D. 17 May 2017, 9pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney T.D., has today paid warm, personal tribute to outgoing Party Leader Enda Kenny, T.D. who announced today […]

POLITICS: Cork TD Simon Coveney is NOT the bookmakers favourite to be Taoiseach

POLITICS: Cork TD Simon Coveney is NOT the bookmakers favourite to be Taoiseach

17 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Following the news that Enda Kenny will retire as Fine Gael leader effective from midnight tonight, BoyleSports can report that Leo Varadkar is the firm 2/5 favourite to succeed him as party leader. Cork TD Simon Coveney was a one-time favourite for the role, but is currently in […]

POLITICS: Statement from Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin about Taoiseach Enda Kenny stepping down as Fine Gael leader

POLITICS: Statement from Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin about Taoiseach Enda Kenny stepping down as Fine Gael leader

17 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD (Cork South Central) has commented after the decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD to stepping down as Fine Gael leader, “I wish to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his contribution to Irish political life since […]

CORK: Irish Senator Jerry Buttimer meets Russian Ambassador to discuss the LGBT and human rights issues in Chechnya

CORK: Irish Senator Jerry Buttimer meets Russian Ambassador to discuss the LGBT and human rights issues in Chechnya

11 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork, Jerry Buttimer met with the Russian Ambassador, Maxim Peshkov, in Leinster House this morning to discuss the worrying LGBT and human rights issues in Chechnya. “During the meeting with the Ambassador I strongly condemned the mistreatment and detainment of over 100 gay men […]

NEW OFFICE BUILDING: First business officially opened in new Capitol offices on Grand Parade Cork City by AlienVault

NEW OFFICE BUILDING: First business officially opened in new Capitol offices on Grand Parade Cork City by AlienVault

11 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It seems like only a few months ago that the former Capitol Cinema was a derelict redbrick monstrosity at the landmark intersection of Washington Street and Grand Parade in Cork City. The architectural style of the former Cinema is remembered in the new building through the distinctive clock and […]

EDUCATION: Cork MEP Deirdre Clune welcomes Lord Mayor and Cork students to the European Parliament in Brussels

EDUCATION: Cork MEP Deirdre Clune welcomes Lord Mayor and Cork students to the European Parliament in Brussels

11 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Deirdre Clune MEP for Ireland South (Fine Gael), hosted a visit of 16 students from 4 Cork schools to the European Parliament in Brussels earlier this week. The students were accompanied by their teachers and by Councillor Des Cahill (Fine Gael), Lord Mayor of Cork City. The students […]

HEALTH: Vaccinate before your travel outside Ireland this summer – recommends Cork Senator Tim Lombard

HEALTH: Vaccinate before your travel outside Ireland this summer – recommends Cork Senator Tim Lombard

11 May 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is urging parents to ensure that their children are vaccinated before any summer travel as a number of countries have reported measles outbreaks. “Measles is very contagious disease and can affect anyone at any age. Unfortunately a number of countries have […]

SOCIAL HOUSING: Cork City and County Councils need FUNDING FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT to build new houses – says Cork TD

SOCIAL HOUSING: Cork City and County Councils need FUNDING FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT to build new houses – says Cork TD

10 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Choice Based Letting Scheme will flounder without new social houses – says TD Things were better for Cork Councils under my Fianna Fail Party – indicates TD Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan (Fianna Fail) has said that Cork’s Social Housing Crisis will continue to deteriorate unless Minister […]

HOUSING: Cork City needs RENT CONTROL – says Cork City Cllr Fiona Ryan of the Solidarity Party

HOUSING: Cork City needs RENT CONTROL – says Cork City Cllr Fiona Ryan of the Solidarity Party

10 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Solidarity Cork City Councillor Fiona Ryan today urged renters and homeowners alike to unite and demand that the government introduce effective and real rent control legislation as a matter of urgency. Following the recent Daft report which confirmed that rents has increased 10.4% on average in Cork, despite […]