GAA: New Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium in Cork WILL open just in time to host All Ireland Quarter Finals

GAA: New Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium in Cork WILL open just in time to host All Ireland Quarter Finals

18 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Blackrock based local Area Representative for the Labour Party Peter Horgan has welcomed confirmation that Pairc Ui Chaoimh will open and host the All Ireland Quarter Finals. “The State investment in this project is not insignificant at €30 million and was approved by my colleague, Labour Party Leader […]

POLITICS: LEADER changes costing jobs – warns Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

POLITICS: LEADER changes costing jobs – warns Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

15 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the government’s failure to properly deliver European LEADER funding is costing jobs. The Ireland South MEP repeated her call for Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys to explain changes to the funding scheme after it was revealed that the […]

WEST CORK: Clonakilty town installs new ‘Community Mayor’ John Loughnan – Town keeps Mayoral tradition despite abolition of statutory Town Council in 2014

WEST CORK: Clonakilty town installs new ‘Community Mayor’ John Loughnan – Town keeps Mayoral tradition despite abolition of statutory Town Council in 2014

15 June 2017, Thursday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The flag of the Borough of Clonakilty fluttered at Asna Square last Thursday as John Loughnan was installed as Clonakilty’s new voluntary, non-political, community Mayor at a pleasant ceremony witnessed by a large crowd, which included Jim Daly, TD, Michael Collins, TD; local County Councillors Paul Hayes […]

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUTUBE: Cork MEP welcomes EU directive that could better pay content creators / artists

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUTUBE: Cork MEP welcomes EU directive that could better pay content creators / artists

15 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed aspects of an EU directive that could force sites like YouTube to more fairly remunerate artists. The Ireland South MEP said the European Copyright Directive, which is still in the negotiating stage, has the potential to deliver fairer […]

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

PLAYING POLITICS: Coveney “jumps ship” as people of Cork “left stranded” says opposition Sinn Fein TD

15 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD – who has a constituency office in the same town as Simon Coveney – has accused Simon Coveney of “jumping ship” as he moves from the Department of Housing to Foreign Affairs. The Cork South-Central TD – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire – also […]

POLITICS: Labour v Fine Gael – Cork Labour Rep says Govt not investing in assessments of need for children and families

POLITICS: Labour v Fine Gael – Cork Labour Rep says Govt not investing in assessments of need for children and families

15 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Labour Local Area Representative for Labour in Cork South Cenral – Peter Horgan – has expressed his disappointment and frustration that the new Government made not one mention of securing assessments of need for children and families in Cork and around the country. “Taoiseach Varadkar had the […]

EDUCATION: Cork Senator Tim Lombard welcomes Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

EDUCATION: Cork Senator Tim Lombard welcomes Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) for 2017 that will provide a once-off payment to eligible families to assist with the extra costs associated with the start of the […]

NORTH CORK: Creed confirms €50,000 for Clondrohid Community Group under CLÁR

NORTH CORK: Creed confirms €50,000 for Clondrohid Community Group under CLÁR

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael has today confirmed €50,000 for the Clondrohid Community Recreational group. The funding is part of the CLÁR programme, which is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and forms part of the Government’s Action Plan […]

POLITICAL CHANGE: Group organises Cork March to ‘Repeal the Eighth Amendment’ this Saturday

POLITICAL CHANGE: Group organises Cork March to ‘Repeal the Eighth Amendment’ this Saturday

14 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new Cork branch of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment was officially launched at a press conference in Cork today (14.06.2017). The Cork branch is the first regional branch of the Coalition to be established. Commenting on the launch, Kathy D’Arcy, member of the Cork Coalition, […]

CORK FARMING: Michael Creed TD reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

CORK FARMING: Michael Creed TD reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

14 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Statement by Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on his reappointment to Cabinet. “I am honoured and humbled to have been reappointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine by the new Taoiseach and I thank him sincerely for his trust in me. […]