Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth 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 […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted […]

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

2 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth At a previous launch of the scheme last summer, the then Transport Junior Minister Alan Kelly attracted attention by not wearing a helmet Minister Simon Coveney today (March 2) joined Lord Mayor, Cllr Mary Shields, and senior management from the National Transport Authority and Coca-Cola to officially […]

[Audio] Asylum seekers protest at Cork Centre

15 September 2014, 1pm By Elaine Murphy More than 40 refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to blockade the entrance of their accommodation in Cork by standing outside The Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre is located on Airport Hill, and can house 275 people, most of whom are also protesting inside. It started at […]

[Video] Alan Kelly unveils design for new Coca-Cola public bikes in Cork

2 July 2014 By Bryan Smyth The first viewing of the new, specially-designed bike for the regional cities’ Coca-Cola Zero Bikes scheme took place in Cork’s City Hall this morning, where Minister Alan Kelly TD and the National Transport Authority were joined by the Lord Mayor of Cork, scheme sponsors Coca-Cola Zero and operators […]

[Audio] Mizen Primary Health care centre opened by Minister

14th June 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth A “primary health care centre” has been officially opened in Schull. Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care Alex White TD, travelled to West Cork yesterday afternoon. The Centre covers the Mizen Peninsula spanning Goleen, Crookhaven, Schull, Ballydehob, and Durrus. The […]

Sherlock fans speculation about Labour role

29th May 2014 By Bryan Smyth Was Seán Sherlock in Cork today? yes he was. The Junior Minister made a swift visit to Ringaskiddy. Mr Sherlock could be the next Deputy Labour Leader. The Minister of state officiated at an event to formally switch on Johnson & Johnson’s two wind turbines in Cork’s lower […]

[Audio] Cork schools to benefit from Summer works scheme

2nd May 2014 By Bryan Smyth 48 schools in Cork will benefit from refurbishment works over the summer being paid for by the Department of Education. It’s called the “Summer works scheme”. The schools which will benefit from Round 2 have been announced. The majority of work will be refurbishing toilets and roofs. The […]