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Category / POLITICS
Thursday, 19th September 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth 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... Read More
16th August 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth 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... Read More
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... Read More
18 June 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Town Council’s across County Cork and the rest of the Country are electing their final Mayor’s this month. It’s because under local government reform Minister Phil Hogan will abolish all of Ireland’s 82 town councils next Summer. Town Council’s are the lowest rung of democracy, and there... Read More
13th June 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. has welcomed the support given to him by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for the decision on the development of a new prison in Cork. Speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee debate... Read More