[Audio] Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past – Former Lord Mayor

[Audio] Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past – Former Lord Mayor

11th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor is encouraging people to view, and make submissions on, the new Development Plan for Cork City. Fine Gael Cllr John Buttimer (pictured above) says recent controversial issues like the cycle lanes on Washington Street, Popes Quay, Parnell Place were in previous plans which received […]

[Audio] Integrated ticketing arrives in Cork

[Audio] Integrated ticketing arrives in Cork

10th April 2014, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The integrated ticket for public transport has arrived in Cork! Called the “Leap Card” it allows passengers to pay without using cash. The plastic card is already successful in Dublin where 400-thousand have been issued, it’s a national card so Dublin cards can be used in Cork […]

[Audio] 2.5m CT suite opens at Mercy Hospital

[Audio] 2.5m CT suite opens at Mercy Hospital

5th April 2014, Saturday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Two new state-of-the art CT Scanners have been unveiled at The Mercy Hospital. The new C-T imaging Suite was officially opened yesterday afternoon by Minister Simon Coveney. The advanced scanners will enable the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases, and allow the staff at the Radiology […]

“Give people hope” says City Council candidate

3rd April 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Barry Keane is one of many people running in the local elections. Mr Keane would like a seat on Cork City Council. The Fine Gael member had much success with a story about the Shandon Clock being stuck earlier this year. Today Mr Keane issued a press release […]

[Audio] President Michael D Higgins to receive Freedom of Cork City

25th March 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will receive the Freedom of Cork City The 72 year old will become the sixth president of Ireland to receive the honour – following in the footsteps of Douglas Hyde, √Čamon de Valera, Sean T. O’Kelly, Mary Robinson, and Mary […]

[Audio] Pope to visit Cork?

24th March 2014, Monday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Plans to invite the Pope to visit Cork have taken another step forward A Former Deputy Lord Mayor of the City proposed the invitation two weeks ago, and an internal committee – the corporate policy group – have now approved the idea in principal. Fine Gael CITY […]

[Audio] Should Cork City and County Councils merge?

22nd March 2014, Saturday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A former Mayor of County Cork is calling for a “public vote” to establish if the City and County Councils should be merged. Fine Gael County Councillor Tim Lombard wants a “plebesite” – essentially a local referendum – for “one county, one authority” saying it would bring […]

[Audio] EU gong for Munster MEP

[Audio] EU gong for Munster MEP

19th March 2014, Wednesday 11am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Irish politician has been named “MEP of the Year” Sean Kelly – who represents the constituency of “Ireland South”, which includes Cork – received the award in the “Digital Agenda” category. MEPs are chosen following a vote by their peers, and the awards took place […]