[Audio] Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past – Former Lord Mayor

[Audio] Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past – Former Lord Mayor

11th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor is encouraging people to view, and make submissions on, the new Development Plan for Cork City. Fine Gael Cllr John Buttimer (pictured above) says recent controversial issues like the cycle lanes on Washington Street, Popes Quay, Parnell Place were in previous plans which received […]

[Video] Cork based political movement CPPC Peoples Convention launches campaign

10th April 2014, Thursday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan david@TheCork.ie As a Journalist I first heard about The Peoples Convention at a meeting in the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street in 2011, then the founder ran in the Seanad Elections of that year. The organisation has continued to exist, but lacks any elected representives in Local or […]

[Audio] Integrated ticketing arrives in Cork

[Audio] Integrated ticketing arrives in Cork

10th April 2014, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The integrated ticket for public transport has arrived in Cork! Called the “Leap Card” it allows passengers to pay without using cash. The plastic card is already successful in Dublin where 400-thousand have been issued, it’s a national card so Dublin cards can be used in Cork […]

[Audio] Unhappy constituent spits in eye of Labour MEP in Cork

[Audio] Unhappy constituent spits in eye of Labour MEP in Cork

7th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Labour MEP who was spat at while in Cork last week has revealed more details about the assault, The incident happened around 6pm last Wednesday when Phil Prendergast was walking in Turners Cross on her way to a funeral home. An unidentified man in his late 30s […]

[Audio] Former Lord Mayor Michael O’Connell invited to Royal Event

[Audio] Former Lord Mayor Michael O’Connell invited to Royal Event

7th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor of Cork is making preparations to fly to he UK to take part in the official visit of President Michael D. Higgins to Britain. Labour Cllr Michael O’Connell was Lord Mayor of Cork when Queen Elizabeth visited Ireland in 2011. Now, Cllr O’Connell will head in the […]

Driving licence delays in Cork

Driving licence delays in Cork

8th April 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD Michael McGrath says it’s unacceptable that people in Cork are facing lengthy delays at the National Driver Licence Service office in the city centre.  There have been reports of people waiting over four hours to be seen, only to be told to come back […]

[Audio] 2.5m CT suite opens at Mercy Hospital

[Audio] 2.5m CT suite opens at Mercy Hospital

5th April 2014, Saturday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Two new state-of-the art CT Scanners have been unveiled at The Mercy Hospital. The new C-T imaging Suite was officially opened yesterday afternoon by Minister Simon Coveney. The advanced scanners will enable the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases, and allow the staff at the Radiology […]