Cork suffering from ‘Food poverty’ says Cllr

28 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr Mick Barry this morning said that the Government’s Spring Statement would paint a rosy picture of economic recovery but that facts presented to last night’s meeting of Cork City Council showed that recovery is not touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary […]

Bus strike would damage Cork tourism

27 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the European Parliaments Tourism Taskforce Deirdre Clune has appealed to bus unions to call off their planned strike action beginning on the May Bank holiday weekend. MEP Clune has said the planned strike will hurt our fragile tourist industry which is in […]

Cork Cllr wants Oireachtas pay freeze to remain

27 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cork City Cllr Mick Barry said this morning that wages for Ministers, TDs and Senators should be frozen after news broke that proposals are to be brought to Cabinet this week allowing for pay increases for politicians in next years Budget. Interviewed in this morning’s […]

Cork Minister promotes eCommerce

Cork Minister promotes eCommerce

24 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy TD, Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection, has called on small Irish businesses to gear up for e-commerce and embrace opportunities for innovation in the digital economy. Minister Murphy was speaking at the Smart Business Show in the RDS, which he opened today. […]

Cork Mental Health Centre marks second anniversary

22 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The “MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing” in Cork City is marking its second year of providing fast, affordable and accessible mental health services for the community. Minister (of State) for Primary Care, Social Care and Mental Health Kathleen Lynch will speak at the event at the Gresham Metropole […]

Drink less alcohol says Cork Govt Senator

21 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “We need to fully implement existing alcohol legislation to protect our nation’s health” Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has today urged the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, to ensure full implementation of Section 9 of the Intoxicating […]

‘Nationalise Whitegate Oil Refinery’ says Cork City Councillor

14 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan has called on the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government to “re-nationalise the Whitegate Refinery in the national interest” and to ensure Ireland retains the ability to refine oil products and keep a strategic reserve in case of future oil shortages which could […]

Large anti water march this Saturday

Large anti water march this Saturday

10 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Thousands are expected to attend tomorrow’s We Won’t Pay anti-water charges demonstration in Cork city as bills begin to drop and the mood for a non-payment boycott appears to harden across the country. Tomorrow’s demonstration will assemble at the City Library in the Grand Parade at 2pm, will […]