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9 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.,ie Members of Cork County Council have voted by a substantial majority, 42 votes in favour with eight against, to adopt the Annual Budget 2016. Not since 2008 have commercial rates levied by Cork County Council been increased and the adoption yesterday by Council of the Annual Budget for... Read More
15 October 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ‘Cork North West needs an Independent Voice in Dáil Eireann’ according to the Cork County Mayor, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea, who has today (15th October 2015) announced he will seek the support of the people of Cork North West in the upcoming general election to be... Read More
8 October 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council today confirmed that it has committed €100,000 to support a ‘cooperative marketing programme’ with Cork Airport aimed at increasing inbound tourist numbers. County Mayor Cllr. John Paul O’Shea said that “Cork Airport is on the crest of a wave with recent route announcements demonstrating... Read More
14 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has appealed to the Government to invest in Cork in order to secure its economic and social development for the future. Following publication this week of the report of the Dublin Housing Supply Task Force, set up... Read More
4 August 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea today launched a brand new dedicated Facebook and Twitter page in order to keep the people of Cork connected with him in his role as Mayor. The initiative, which is the first in the Council’s 116... Read More
14 June 2015, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie bryan@TheCork.ie I remember well the negotiations last year (2014) over who would become Lord Mayor of Cork City. Talks, and more talks At the time – as a Journalist – I was contacted by many candidates looking to provide statesman like quotes in order to bolster... Read More
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... Read More