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14 April 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan has called on the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government to “re-nationalise the Whitegate Refinery in the national interest” and to ensure Ireland retains the ability to refine oil products and keep a strategic reserve in case of future oil shortages which... Read More
2 April 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan has stated that the best way that the people of Cork can support the striking Dunnes Stores workers is by refusing to pass the picket. Deputy McLellan said; “The people of Cork should show their solidarity with the Dunnes Stores workers tomorrow by... Read More
26 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council, many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to... Read More
25 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in... Read More
24 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie It appears that Cork City Council and Cork County Council will merge, and it will happen in the next 4 years. That means the local election of 2014 could have been the last where there were two authorities. Yesterday, there was a presentation for County Councillors in... Read More
24 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed a decision by Tourism Ireland to co-fund a campaign to market Cork in Cardiff, in advance of the beginning of the new Cork- Cardiff air route in June, 2015. “Representatives from Tourism Ireland... Read More
19 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) has said the Government’s failure to act on the escalating crisis in GP recruitment has left more than 30 rural communities without a vital primary healthcare service. Deputy Kelleher has called on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar... Read More