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 […]

Anti Irish Water meetings continue in Cork

7 April 2015, Tuesday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The We Won’t Pay campaign this morning announced plans for a major march and rally against the water charges for Cork city this Saturday afternoon (assemble City Library, Grand Parade 2pm). With Irish Water bills due to start arriving in letterboxes throughout the country within days Saturday’s […]

Support Dunnes Stores workers and refuse to pass the picket

2 April 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan has stated that the best way that the people of Cork can support the striking Dunnes Stores workers is by refusing to pass the picket. Deputy McLellan said; “The people of Cork should show their solidarity with the Dunnes Stores workers tomorrow by […]

Cork Sinn Fein outline 1916 commemoration plans

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Jonathan O’Brien has stated that bringing about the republic envisaged in the 1916 proclamation remains unfinished business. Deputy O’Brien was speaking at an event in the Metropole Hotel this week to mark the Cork City launch of Sinn Féin’s National 1916 […]

Ireland to lose out on new EU Touring Visa potential

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune (Cork South Central), has said that Ireland will miss out on the benefits of a new proposed EU Touring Visa as we are not a member of the Schengen area. “The European Commission has proposed a new type of visa, the Touring visa, […]

Cork town suffering after Boundary Committee split main street in two

26 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council, many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in Cork. […]

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It appears that Cork City Council and Cork County Council will merge, and it will happen in the next 4 years. That means the local election of 2014 could have been the last where there were two authorities. Yesterday, there was a presentation for County Councillors in County […]

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It has emerged that Cork communities are being hit with savage cuts amounting to nearly 72% under the LEADER programme. Fianna Fail TD in Co Cork Michael Moynihan has described it as yet another attack on Cork communities at a time when they can least afford it. Every […]