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 […]

[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 […]