Mayor of County Cork connects with the people of Cork via Facebook and Twitter

Mayor of County Cork connects with the people of Cork via Facebook and Twitter

4 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea today launched a brand new dedicated Facebook and Twitter page in order to keep the people of Cork connected with him in his role as Mayor. The initiative, which is the first in the Council’s 116 year […]

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

Govt increases funding for childcare in Cork – says FG TD

30 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said over €400,000 in capital funding for childcare services in Cork will improve quality and facilities. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of Capital Grant Funding for Early […]

Seven years is too long to wait says Burke

Seven years is too long to wait says Burke

22 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork North Central Senator for Fine Gael and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson for Health, Colm Burke, has described as unacceptable the seven year wait endured by a family in Cork for housing adaptation on disability grounds. “Seven years ago today, Cork City Council wrote to the family of […]

“Too sick to work, but had to work”

“Too sick to work, but had to work”

21 July 2015 BY David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 69% of Irish workers surveyed went into work even when sick at some stage in the last year according to Atomik Research who surveyed 1000 workers nationwide in a study commissioned by gift card company One4all. The results, published in this morning’s IRISH INDEPENDENT, also showed 25% worked […]

Cork Anti Austerity Cllr calls on Sinn Fein and Right to Water coalition to clarify their positions

Cork Anti Austerity Cllr calls on Sinn Fein and Right to Water coalition to clarify their positions

17 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cork City councillor Mick Barry this morning called on both Sinn Fein and the Right to Water coalition to issue a call to the public for a mass nationwide boycott of the second round of Irish Water bills. Councillor Barry said: “If 57% non-payment of […]

Dara Murphy welcomes ‘Living City’ extension

Dara Murphy welcomes ‘Living City’ extension

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy, Minister for European Affairs, has welcomed Cork City Council proposals to extend the boundaries for the government ‘Living City’ (Urban Regeneration) Initiative, to re-develop older residential buildings across a wider area of St. Luke’s and Blackpool, as well as, modernising commercial premises in Cork city centre. […]

32 extra Special Needs Assistant posts for Cork

32 extra Special Needs Assistant posts for Cork

15 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has said that the decision to over 600 additional Special Needs Assistant (SNA) posts nationally from September 2015 reflects the government’s commitment to ensure that every child with an assessed need has access to a SNA. “This announcement means […]