UCC to give Barroso Honorary Doctorate

UCC to give Barroso Honorary Doctorate

26th February 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is to travel to University College Cork on Wednesday March 5th 2014, where he will be awarded an honorary doctorate and deliver a 25-minute address. President Barroso will receive the Degree of Doctor of Laws before a large audience […]

North Main Street Shopping Centre fails to sell for 750k

North Main Street Shopping Centre fails to sell for 750k

26th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If only we had 750,000 euro, if only, we could have bought a shopping centre in Cork City. No, this isin’t April Fools day. A Cork city shopping centre went for auction yesterday with a guide price of a mere three quarters of a million euro, and here […]

Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre suddenly closes

Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre suddenly closes

25th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD, Jonathan O’Brien has “expressed his disappointment”, and concern at the news that the Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre is to close with effect from 28th February. Speaking today, Deputy O’Brien said that it was vitally important that training opportunities for the Northside Community are […]

Dunmanway to get new swimming pool

17th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour TD for Cork South West, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that plans to build the new state-of-the-art swimming pool in Dunmanway are now at an advanced stage. In welcoming this further progress Deputy McCarthy stated that “The project will go to tender in March with the aim […]

Deirdre Clune running for Europe

Deirdre Clune running for Europe

17th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Deirdre Clune, has said she is proud to accept the challenge of securing a second seat for Fine Gael in the Ireland South constituency. Senator Clune was speaking after she was nominated alongside Sean Kelly MEP to contest the European Parliament elections for Fine […]

[Audio] Cork launch of “Anti Austerity Alliance”

[Audio] Cork launch of “Anti Austerity Alliance”

31st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Anti Austerity Alliance which will contest four seats in the Council elections in Cork this May held a public meeting in Cork city last evening The meeting titled “2014 Elections: Kick Out the Parties of Austerity” was addressed by Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins who traveled from […]

[Audio] Taoiseach makes 1st official Visit to UCC Campus

31st Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, marked his first visit to the University College Cork campus today by delivering a major speech on public sector reform and the importance of public service. He was speaking at the 15th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture following an invitation by the Department […]

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 […]