[Video] Cork should “Boycott water charges” says Joe Higgins TD

7th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It was only around 9 months ago that I met Joe Higgins last in Cork. That was for the launch of the Anti Austerity Alliance, which has since become the de facto new name of the Socialist Party. [click here to hear that interview] Well the Anti Austerity […]

Clonakilty Black Pudding is a model for local sustainable jobs – says MEP Clune

29th September 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Black Pudding – a model for local sustainable jobs – Clune Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP, last week met with the owners of Clonakilty Black Pudding at the National Ploughing Championships and has praised the company as an example of how we can create local sustainable jobs […]

[Audio] Dairygold creates 115 new jobs in Co Cork

19th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Dairygold are creating 115 full-time jobs and investing 117 million euro in County Cork The jobs will come on stream by the year 2020, and will be in Mallow and Mitchelstown The expansion is also expected to create 400 temporary construction roles. Dairygold is spend 83.5 million renovating […]

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance accuse Irish Water of “sugar coating” usage estimates

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance accuse Irish Water of “sugar coating” usage estimates

16th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Bills for household water will start arriving in the first quarter of next year, and a Cork City Councillor is warning they will be “far higher” than Irish Water estimates indicate. Cllr Mick Barry from the Anti Austerity Alliance is accusing Irish Water of deliberately UNDERestimating the number […]

[Audio] Protest underway at Kinsale Road Reception and Accommodation Centre

15th September 2014, 7am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Around 300 residents of a direction provision centre for asylum seekers in Cork have this morning mounted a protest on the Airport Hill. They are unhappy with how the system of direction provision works. Residents at the Kinsale Road Reception and Accommodation Centre began the picket at […]

[Audio] Asylum seekers protest at Cork Centre

15th September 2014, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 40 refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to blockade the entrance of their accommodation in Cork by standing outside Protest by residents of Kinsale Rd (Airport Hill) Direct Provision centre #cork residents unhappy with conditions pic.twitter.com/KqxwGQ25zH — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) September 15, 2014 The Kinsale […]

[Audio] City water meter blockade continues

10th September 2014, 3pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The first blockade to stop the installation of water meters on the Northside of Cork City continues. It’s close to Mayfield in the Barnavanra Crescent Housing Estate. (Technically the area is within the Cork County COuncil area but it borders the City Council area. Interestingly installation of […]