Mayor of County Cork (who is a Councillor) wants to become a TD

Mayor of County Cork (who is a Councillor) wants to become a TD

15 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@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 that […]

County Council give Cork Airport €100k

County Council give Cork Airport €100k

8 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan 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 that […]

Former Cork County Mayor named ‘Most Stylish’

Former Cork County Mayor named ‘Most Stylish’

15 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Congratulations to Independent Cllr Alan Coleman and partner Yvonne O’ Mahony who have been named as Hi Magazine’s Most Stylish Couple 2015. It’s one of a number of ‘Most Stylish’ awards. The annual ceremony is associated with Tia Maria. Hi! magazine is published in Cork by well known […]

Delay in Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme

Delay in Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme

7 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Independent General Election candidate Cllr Alan Coleman (who left Fianna Fail earlier this Summer) has described a further Government delay to Skibbereen’s flood relief scheme as shambolic and “an absolute disgrace”. The proposed major flood relief scheme is funded by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the […]

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

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 […]

Mayor of County Cork connects with the people of Cork via Facebook and Twitter

Mayor of County Cork connects with the people of Cork via Facebook and Twitter

4 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@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 year […]

EDITORIAL: Cork elects first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in 90 years

EDITORIAL: Cork elects first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in 90 years

14 June 2015, Sunday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie http://twitter.com/david_osullivan 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 their […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

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

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

9th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@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 City […]