Sinn Féin councillor hits out at cuts to Cork Local Drugs Task Force

16th October 2013, Wednesday By Sinn Féin Councillor Mick Nugent has stated that the seven austerity budgets, delivered by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil, have devastated organisations that provide a strategic locally-based response to the drugs problems in Cork City. Cllr. Nugent said: “I have been contacted by organisations such as Cork […]

Mallow Town Council co-opts SF Cllr

8th October 2013 By Melissa Mullane this week took her seact on Mallow Town Council having being co-opted by Sinn Fein onto the seat vacated by Willie O Reagan.Cllr Mullane a long serving Dairygold employee is well known in political and community circles having been chosen recently to contest the county council elections […]

Cuts Threat to Phone and Electricity Allowances

30th September 2013, Monday By Reporter Socialist Party Cork City Councillor Mick Barry this morning slammed reports that Labour Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is considering abolition of the telephone allowance scheme and massive cutbacks in the electricity and gas allowance scheme. Yesterday’s SUNDAY TIMES reported that “the telephone allowance for 410,000 […]

Ecowell conference takes place in Cork City

26th September 2013, Thursday By Reporter Fianna Fail Cork City Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, a member of the healthy city network in Cork said that the ecowell conference in Cork City Hall today is another positive step in promoting cork as a healthy city and a European leader on healthy living initiates for all […]

Blueshirts on Fianna Fail Councillors?

24th September 2013, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan The “Blue September” campaign to tackle mens cancer is winding down this week. It’s part of an international movement encouraging men to discuss health concerns with family, friends and their GP. 1 in 3 men in Ireland will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, but men […]

Cllr says JobBridge was misued at City Hall

Cllr says JobBridge was misued at City Hall

24th September 2013, Tuesday By Council Reporter Socialist Party Cork city councillor Mick Barry this morning accused City Hall of operating a “slave labour jobs scam” after it emerged that the Council had taken on 64 JobBridge interns since July 2011 without a single new job being created at the end of the process. […]

Cork Socialist Party Cllr wants to abolish Seanad

Cork City Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry this morning called for a YES vote in the Seanad referendum scheduled for October 4. The Socialist Party launched a postering blitz this weekend which highlights the undemocratic and elitist nature of the Seanad. One poster reads “Seanad Electorate: Rochestown 340 Ballyvolane 77 Make Your First Vote on […]

[Audio] Medical Cards for Down Syndrome Children

Thursday, 19th September 2013 By David O’Sullivan A Fine Gael Councillor in Cork says children with Down Syndrome should have an automatic right to a medical card. At present there are only three categories of people who automatically receive cards without a means test: those affected by Thalidomide, survivors of Symphysiotomy, and people who […]

O Riada daugher to run as Munster MEP for SF

O Riada daugher to run as Munster MEP for SF

16th August 2013 By Bryan Smyth, in Ballyvourney, Co Cork Sinn Féin has selected Liadh Ní Riada as the party’s candidate to contest the European Election in the south of the country next year. Members from across Munster packed into The Cahir House Hotel, Co. Tipperary to decide between Ms. Ní Riada and Cllr. […]

Regional Assembly elects new Cathaoirleach

16th August 2013 By David O’Sullivan A former Mayor of County Cork has been elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach of the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly. The AGM of the SERA took place on Friday, 13th September in Assembly House, Waterford. Cllr. Thomas Kinsella was elected as Cathaoirleach and Cllr. Tim Lombard was elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach. […]

Rebel Rising – Cork culture to take over Dublin in Oct?

Rebel Rising – Cork culture to take over Dublin in Oct?

4th September 2013 By Richard Quinn Not content with claims to be the ‘Real Capital’, an army of rebellious Corkonians showed their true colours by embarking on a ‘Rebel Rising – Dublin Takeover’ on Tuesday 3rd September. In anticipation for the upcoming Cork Rebel Week, which takes place from October 14th – 20th, the […]