SF City Council candidate angry with Lab TD

SF City Council candidate angry with Lab TD

28th Janaury 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has criticised the record of Labour TD Ciarán Lynch on the issue of Money Lenders Interest Rates. The Sinn Féin candidate for Ballincollig-Carrigaline LEA, was responding to comments made by Ciarán Lynch on Newstalk this morning (Tuesday). Deputy Lynch, was speaking ahead of […]

Future of small schools discussed in Bantry

Future of small schools discussed in Bantry

By David O’Sullivan 28th January 2014 david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil will hold a public meeting this Wednesday in Bantry over concerns about the future of small schools in West Cork following Government cuts in the budget. Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue will address the meeting and outline how increases in pupil teacher ratios could result […]

Bellair Estate road layout is dangerous

28th January 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Local election candidate, Derek Cregan (Fine Gael, Cork City South East Ward) has said the safety of pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of Douglas Road and Bellair Estate necessitates changes to the road layout. “The footpath and cycleway near the junction of Douglas Road and Bellair Estate […]

[Audio] Ireland should join CERN says Govt MEP

[Audio] Ireland should join CERN says Govt MEP

21st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sean Kelly, MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee, has urgently requested a meeting with Dr.Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and the world’s top particle physics lab, to progress steps towards Ireland’s membership of CERN. Last […]

[Audio] Public meeting tonight over new Cork Prison

21st Janaury 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Work on the new Cork prison began this week. The site is located next to the existing facility on the Rathmore Road, beside Collins Barracks. However, many residents in the Glen area remain opposed to the new prison, which bypassed the normal planning process thanks to special […]

Health insurance too expensive says Cork Socialist Cllr

Health insurance too expensive says Cork Socialist Cllr

20th January 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Socialist Party Cllr Mick Barry this morning called for a freeze on health insurance premiums as news broke that the cost of almost 100 health plans are expected to rise on February 1. Health plan costs were increased by Aviva and Glohealth on January 1 and this morning’s […]

[Audio] Apple Road to be renamed after former Lord Mayor

17th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A road near the Apple Computer building in Hollyhill, Cork is to be re-named in honour of a popular former Lord Mayor. Cllr David McCarthy – better known as “Davey Mac” – served as Lord Mayor in 1997 He passed away three years ago. Plans are now in […]

[Audio] Charity money should be ringfenced for frontline services, not wages, says FF leader

17th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Fianna Fail Leader says he’s appalled by the latest revelations at the Central Remedial Clinic Yesterday the Dail Public Accounts Committee heard that the former CEO was given a 740 thousand euro retirement deal. It was funded by charitable donations. The HSE is now seeking legal and […]

Clonakilty will have Flood Relief System by 2017

Clonakilty will have Flood Relief System by 2017

17th January 2014, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The only TD who lives in Clonakilty Jim Daly (Fine Gael) recently met with Junior Minister Brian Hayes and officials at the OPW in relation to the Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme. It follows on from the severe flooding in Clonakilty in June 2012, the CFRAM work for […]

[Audio] Irish language being neglected says Cork SF MEP candidate

17th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Government are today advertising to recruit new “Irish Language Commissioner”, a job which carriers a salary of 115-thousand euro a year The current office holder Seán Ó Cuirreáin announced his intention to step down late last year saying the State was “neglecting” the language Commissioner Ó Cuirreáin […]