CORK CITY POLITICS: Labour Selects Field for South Central Ward

CORK CITY POLITICS: Labour Selects Field for South Central Ward

22 October 2018, 9.10pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie At a convention held in the party’s office on Bandon Road on this evening, Labour selected 27-year-old Luke Field as their candidate for Cork City’s South Central ward in next May’s local elections. Mr Field has served the party as a local area representative since 2016, and […]

Cork TD endorses Michael D for President

Cork TD endorses Michael D for President

20 October 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton has urged Cork East locals to vote for Michael D. Higgins in the upcoming presidential election on Friday 26 October. Ahead of the election, Minister Stanton has encouraged voters to […]

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS visit Cork City today

3 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A special meeting of Cork City Council will take place this evening where potential Presidential candidates can make presentations to councillors in a bid to seek the nomination of Cork City Council. The Special Meeting will take place at 7pm. This follows Cork City Council being contacted by […]

CORK POLITICS: ‘Same old craic with sports capital’ – says Labour’s Peter Horgan

CORK POLITICS: ‘Same old craic with sports capital’ – says Labour’s Peter Horgan

16 June 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Party Local Area Representative in Cork Peter Horgan has criticised Minister Brendan Griffin for reverting to the same old craic and tactics with the new Sports Capital announcement. “Government TDs, Senators and Candidates were tweeting mightily the other night that €40 million is to be allocated for […]

“Traffic volumes in Cork grind to a halt with one crash or any hint of rain and wind”

“Traffic volumes in Cork grind to a halt with one crash or any hint of rain and wind”

26 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative in Cork, Peter Horgan, has called on the Ministers for Transport and Justice to implement an Operation Freeflow for Cork City. “I’ve written to my party’s Transport Spokesperson Senator Kevin Humphreys to ask him to request this from the Ministers,” said Mr Horgan. “Traffic […]

Minister for Children must take action on HIQA Foster Care report – says Cork TD Sean Sherlock

Minister for Children must take action on HIQA Foster Care report – says Cork TD Sean Sherlock

21 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD, has expressed concern over the findings of a HIQA progress report on Tusla-operated foster care services in Cork. The return inspection, which followed a previous inspection, last February, identified major non-compliance with all four standards assessed, which the […]

Why are Cork people bypassing CORK AIRPORT, and instead travelling to DUBLIN and SHANNON airports?

Why are Cork people bypassing CORK AIRPORT, and instead travelling to DUBLIN and SHANNON airports?

14 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Yes, people do use Cork Airport, but any casual survey of ones friends will quickly reveal that many, many people happily travel to Dublin, or Shannon Airports daily. Why? there are a multitude of reasons: more destinations, more frequent flights, and (depending on the airline) cheaper fares, but […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Tree topping amnesty needed in Cork

STORM #OPHELIA: Tree topping amnesty needed in Cork

26 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Labour Party Representative* in Cork Peter Horgan has urged private property owners to check the status of trees on their property following Storms Ophelia and Brian. “The work of the emergency services and City Council staff in responding and clearing up tree incidents was second to none,” said […]

MISSED CALL SCAM: Cork TD @SeanSherlockTD wants phone companies to block rogue foreign premium rate numbers

MISSED CALL SCAM: Cork TD @SeanSherlockTD wants phone companies to block rogue foreign premium rate numbers

18 October 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Labour party spokesperson on Justice, Sean Sherlock TD has called on the Ministers for Justice and Communications respectively to take action on the huge number of fraudulent calls that are plaguing people across Ireland. Deputy Sherlock said: “Four weeks ago I raised with the Minister for […]