[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 […]

War of words between SF and Labour MEP candidates

15th Janaury 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The idea of attacking a Government policy, or some national plan, is commonplace for an aspiring politician who wants their name in the headlines. When the candidate is from an opposition party we expect nothing less, but what happens when a sitting politician wants headlines? and they start […]

Fota Island Golf Resort to host Irish Open

Fota Island Golf Resort to host Irish Open

13th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Mayor of County Cork is delighted that Fota Island Golf Resort had secured the contract to host the Irish Open golf tournament in June. Fota Island Resort, which was recently purchased by Chinese investors The Kang Group Worldwide. Mayor of County Cork Cllr Noel O’Connor (FG) Welcoming […]

Sports Capital Programme goes digital

Sports Capital Programme goes digital

11th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie In another sign that the pen and paper is on the way out the Sports Capital Programme has also gone digital, so clubs must now apply online in a new system called OSCAR (Online Sports Capital Register). Sports organistions should also take note that this will be the […]

Local Govt Reform still unclear – says Clon Cllr

10th January 2014 By Aidan Pendlebur – A Town Councillor on Clonakilty Town Council news@TheCork.ie Last week I informed my supporters and the people of my locality that I would not run in the May elections. While many seemed unsurprised, given my resentment towards the current Irish political landscape, the real reason was my inability […]

Cork has poor record for workplace accidents

Cork has poor record for workplace accidents

7th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie More than a quarter of all workplace fatalities in the State last year occurred in Cork according to the Health and Safety Authority report for 2013 (12 of a total 46). Three times as many deaths from workplace accidents took place in Cork (12) than any other county […]

Do we need a “.cork” domain extension?

7th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A former Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork has led calls for the region to begin steps to create its own unique internet domain in an effort to help local business and strengthen online branding. Cllr Emmet O’Halloran (FG) who was originally behind the idea of International Cork Day […]