Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan 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. […]

[Audio] Cork Soccer legend Noel Cantwell to be honoured on Mardyke

9th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan Cork City Councillors have agreed to name a walkway to after a famous Cork sportsman. Noel Cantwell was a Cricket and Soccer International: who played for Cork Athletic, West Ham, and Manchester United. He passed away in 2005 aged 73. A native of the Mardyke in Cork City […]

[Audio] Cork politician speaks about her own experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

16th July 2014, Wednesday By Elaine Murphy A Cork politician has spoken publicly for the first time about how SHE was born in a mother and baby home, and then visited the same institution 17 years later when SHE became pregnant Yoghal County Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley spoke about her own experiences during a debate […]

[Video] New Mayor and Deputy Mayor for County Cork

6th June 2014, Friday By Bryan Smyth The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of County Cork Council have been elected. Fianna Fail Cllr Alan Coleman from Riverstick, near Kinsale is the Mayor. and Cllr Timmy Collins from Meelin is the Deputy Mayor Reporter David O’Sullivan has the details from County Hall 0606-COUNTY-MAYOR-14-tight-pkg-from-david-for-2pm.mp3

[Video] Cork based political movement CPPC Peoples Convention launches campaign

10th April 2014, Thursday By David O’Sullivan As a Journalist I first heard about The Peoples Convention at a meeting in the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street in 2011, then the founder ran in the Seanad Elections of that year. The organisation has continued to exist, but lacks any elected representives in Local or […]

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

25th March 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan 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, Éamon de Valera, Sean T. O’Kelly, Mary Robinson, and Mary […]

Local Govt Reform still unclear – says Clon Cllr

10th January 2014 By Aidan Pendlebur – A Town Councillor on Clonakilty Town Council Last week I informed my supporters and the people of my locality that I would not run in the May elections. While many seemed unsurprised, given my resentment towards the current Irish political landscape, the real reason was my inability […]

Lighting outtages will be addressed

Lighting outtages will be addressed

4th January 2014 By Public lighting outtages across the city willbe addressed early next week according to City Cllr Mick Finn (Ind). Following contact with Airtricity the Cllr said the problems are well known and that the technicians will be working on them immediately. “Large parts of Turners Cross and Ballyphehane have been […]

[Audio] EUR 1.2m needed to restore George Boole’s House

[Audio] EUR 1.2m needed to restore George Boole’s House

14th November 2013, Thursday By David O’Sullivan €1.2 million is needed to restore the former House of George Boole in Cork City.Boole was the first professor of Mathematics at UCC, which in 1850s was known as “Queens College” Boole is famous for inventing “Boolean Algebra”, the form of mathematics which led to the development […]