Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

3 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie File photo of Simon Coveney (centre) The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD is the only Cork-based senior Minister. Today Minister covenet launched the report entitled “Reaching New Heights: Report of Irish Sport Horse Industry Strategy Committee”. The report contains a wide range of […]

LISTEN: Cork MEP makes point by speaking Irish only (not English)

LISTEN: Cork MEP makes point by speaking Irish only (not English)

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Liadh Ní Riada, MEP for Ireland South began her language strike yesterday. The Junker Investment Plan was being discussed in the first joint committee meeting of Budget and Economic and Monetary Affairs. An attempt was made to make a point through Irish but her contribution was interrupted almost […]

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

2 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 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 open […]

Jonathan O’Brien TD will contest the next General Election for Sinn Féin in Cork North Central

Jonathan O’Brien TD will contest the next General Election for Sinn Féin in Cork North Central

1 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s sitting TD in Cork North Central Deputy Jonathan O’Brien will contest the next general election in the constituency. Deputy O’Brien, who topped the poll in 2011, was selected as the party’s candidate at a convention at the Maldron Hotel last week. Speaking after the convention, he […]

Cork Minister visits Finland

26 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy has been in the news a lot recently, for the right reasons. Last week Minister (of State) Murphy met his French counterpart and now Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy, TD, met with his Finnish counterpart, Lenita Toivakka, Minister for European […]

Murphy welcomes EU funding for rural broadband in North Cork

26 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy TD, Minister for European Affairs, has welcomed the announcement of €800 million in funding EU Structural Funds for Ireland, following the formal signing in Brussels of Ireland’s operational programmes under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The funding will support the rollout of high-speed broadband in […]

AUDIO: Cork crisp company secures half-million euro investment

AUDIO: Cork crisp company secures half-million euro investment

24 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The market for Gluten Free products is growing. An estimated 45,000 Irish people are now coeliac: meaning they must avoid wheat in the diet. Symptoms of gluten intolerance include fatigue, and weight loss. To cater for the increasing market many companies have been introducing gluten free foods. Last […]

VIDEO: Another protest at Cork City Council meeting over water charges

24 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan (video from YouTube/Eoin English) Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning said that no Council in the country should be off limits for protests such as that seen at Cork’s City Hall last night as long as anti water charges campaigners are in prison and being treated […]