Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

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

9th September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 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 […]

Cork politician speaks of her personal experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

Cork politician speaks of her personal experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

16 July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork politician has spoken publicly for the first time about how she was born in a mother and baby home, and then went on to visit the same institution 17 years later when she became pregnant. Yoghal based County Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley spoke about her own experiences […]

[Audio] Ballyhea says “yes” for local MEP hopeful

3rd March 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The man behind the anti-austerity “Ballyhea says no” bank bondholder protests is to run for a seat in the European Parliament. Yesterday morning marked the third anniversary of the weekly march in Ballyhea, North County Cork, near the Cork-Limerick Border. His decision to run was inspired by Dáil […]

Local Govt Reform still unclear – says Clon Cllr

10th January 2014 By Aidan Pendlebur – A Town Councillor on Clonakilty Town Council news@TheCork.ie 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 TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie 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 Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie €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 […]

Buttevant to get motorway link

Buttevant to get motorway link

6th January 2011 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The village and community of Buttevant are today celebrating the success of securing a link to the proposed M20 (Cork-Limerick Motorway Scheme). An Bord Pleanala has now requested the National Roads Design Office of Cork County Council to submit further information and new detailed plans for the […]

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