Léiríonn Liadh Ní Riada FPE a comhghairdeas le Gaelscoil Mhuscraí ar thionscadal E-Nascadh

Léiríonn Liadh Ní Riada FPE a comhghairdeas le Gaelscoil Mhuscraí ar thionscadal E-Nascadh

20 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The headline as Gaeilge means Liadh Ní Riada MEP congratulates Gaelscoil Mhuscraí on E-Twinning project. Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada congratulated the children of Gaelscoil Mhuscraí in Blarney on the completion of the E-Twinning project. The Ireland South MEP was attending a special ceremony at the school, […]

Minister Coveney attends Naval Service Reserve Commissioning Ceremony.

Minister Coveney attends Naval Service Reserve Commissioning Ceremony.

20 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork’s only senior Minister; Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., this morning attended the Naval Service Reserve Commissioning Ceremony at the Naval Base, in Haulbowline, Co. Cork. Speaking at the Commissioning Ceremony, Minister Coveney offered his congratulations to the three newly commissioned officers of the Naval Service […]

Cork to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment – Collins

Cork to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment – Collins

20 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie €228 million in new and upgraded water infrastructure for Cork City and County Fine Gael Cork North West TD, Áine Collins, has said that Cork is to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment, with €228 million in new and upgraded water and wastewater infrastructure for the City and […]

Public meeting in Clonakilty on Nursing Home Care and Home Help

Public meeting in Clonakilty on Nursing Home Care and Home Help

20 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A public meeting will be held in Clonakilty tonight and will focus on the need for greater community care for older people, the future of nursing homes and district hospital and Home Care support. Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, the Fianna Fáil Dáil candidate in Cork South West, is […]

63% increase in homelessness in Cork

63% increase in homelessness in Cork

20 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney launched Cork Simon Community’s Annual Report. Facts and figures Cork Simon served 1,314 different people in 2014 – which is up 11%. 11,289 hot meals were served – the highest number in over five years. Cork Simon’s Annual […]

Why are primary school parents asked for cash by schools, when Education is supposed to be free

Why are primary school parents asked for cash by schools, when Education is supposed to be free

20 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The increasingly outspoken* Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly, who also is Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Education Committee, said that primary schools must put an end to demanding cash payments from parents. [* it will be recalled that just three months ago in a video […]

Should there be a toll on Cork’s South Link road?

Should there be a toll on Cork’s South Link road?

20 Novemeber 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Loaghaire has hit out at proposals to put tolls on the South Link Road in Cork, saying that it would lead to “suburban chaos”. He was responding to reports in yesterdays Evening Echo, which indicated that tolls on the N40 […]

Cork Minister wants better rights for Migrant fishing workers

Cork Minister wants better rights for Migrant fishing workers

19 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork’s only senior Minister is Carrigaline based Simon Coveney TD. He serves as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Minister Coveney has welcomed agreement reached at today’s Task Force meeting on a new system for migrant workers in the fishing industry. The Minister, who also chaired the […]

Cork City Cllr wants to tackle ‘rip off rents’ being charged by private landlords

Cork City Cllr wants to tackle ‘rip off rents’ being charged by private landlords

18 November 2015, 7am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry will launch a new initiative this morning aimed at highlighting what he describes as “rent scandals” in Cork. The initiative takes the form of a new facebook page titled Rent Rip Off Cork which will invite tenants to send in stories […]