Blueshirts on Fianna Fail Councillors?

24th September 2013, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 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 news@TheCork.ie 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 news@TheCork.ie 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 bryan@TheCork.ie 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 news@TheCork.ie 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 richard@TheCork.ie 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 […]

Cork Passports given to Boyband

Cork Passports given to Boyband

19 August 2013 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie JLS received their very own Rebel Passports from Lord Mayor, Cllr. Catherine Clancy on a special visit to Cork City Hall on August 17th. They join the likes of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Jedward and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who are now “honourary” Corkonians thanks to their very own […]

City Cllr says Water Tax is still wrong

City Cllr says Water Tax is still wrong

By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Cllr Ted Tynan has said that the political campaign against the property tax will continue but that the main focus now must necessarily move to defeating the Water Tax, a battle which, he said, is likely to include non-violent civil disobedience. Councillor Tynan said that while the mass […]

[Audio] LGBT Parade takes place in Cork City

8th May 2013 By David O’Sullivan twitter.com/david_osullivan Around 2-thousand people attended the 8th Annual “Cork Pride Parade” on Sunday in the City. It marks the end of a week long L-G-B-T festival which was worth an estimated “half million euro” to the local economy. Organizers say “diversity in society is something to be celebrated”, and […]

Cork Customers care about meat quality

By Adam Murphy adam@thecork.ie Consumer confidence in frozen beef burgers has still NOT recovered from the horse-meat scandal in January The results of a study by The Food Safety Authority of Ireland were published this week. It found more than half of those who used to buy frozen beef burgers, are “less likely” to do […]

First meeting of agency that has replaced Cork VEC’s

By Tom O’Sullivan email: tom@thecork.ie FÁS courses in Cork will be delivered by a new organisation soon. It’s called the Cork “Education and Training Board “ and was formed by the merger of the old Cork City, and Cork County, VEC’s Nationally the Government is saving more than “two million euro” by merging 33 VEC’s […]