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 […]

New Clonakilty Mayor takes office tonight

New Clonakilty Mayor takes office tonight

4 June 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Last week we wrote about RTE Radio Cork, after we discovered a 21 year old tape of an outside broadcast from Clonakilty. Today, we can fast forward to the present day more positive news for the scenic West Cork town. The people of Clonakilty, as well as any […]

New (Community) Mayor of Clonakilty to take office next week

28 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A year on since Colette Twomey (of Clonakilty Blackpudding fame) became Ireland’s first ever directly-elected Mayor, she will conclude her term on Thursday 4th June and her successor will be installed. When the Government announced they were going to abolish all Town Councils in May 2014, the people […]

Aer lingus sale a terrible decision for the people of Ireland – Deputy Jonathan O’Brien

27 May 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brien has described the sale of the state’s remaining 25% share in Aer Lingus as “a terrible decision for the people of Ireland.” In light of the government’s obvious privatisation agenda, the Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson also raised concerns regarding the […]

Taoiseach Enda Kenny to visit Ballincollig

27 May 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Details of the Ballincollig Business Awards were, today, announced by Chairman of the Ballincollig Business Association, Emer Cassidy and Áine Collins TD for Cork North West. Guest of honour will be An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, who will also be presenting the prestigious awards. This event will take […]

Playground at Clashduv Park set for €20,000 upgrade

22 May 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has said that upgrading of Clashduv Park will be a great boost for local community. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following an announcement of €10,000 to upgrade the playground by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly, TD. “The […]

Youghal included in ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ initiative

22 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork East has welcomed confirmation that Youghal is included as a destination in the Ireland’s Ancient East initiative. The confirmation was made by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in a response to a Parliamentary Question submitted by Deputy McLellan. She said; “I […]

Munster Rugby “Rule 24” welcomed by Seán Kelly

20 May 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Former GAA President and MEP for Ireland South, Seán Kelly, has welcomed the announcement that Munster Rugby will open the gates of Musgrave Park in Cork to the GAA as the €70 million redevelopment Pairc Uí Chaoimh begins. “I am delighted that Musgrave Park has been made available […]

Cork TD is new Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs

20 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork East TD Sandra McLellan has recently taken on the role as Children and Youth Affairs for her party. The Sinn Féin Dáil Deputy has replaced party colleague Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, who will now concentrate on his responsibilities as Health spokesperson. Deputy Ó Caoláin has had the […]