[Audio] Sinn Fein ‘conference boycott’ motion finally passes

30th April 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein in Cork City say they have achieved a “symbolic victory” The party’s City Councillors are against what they call the conference and junket circuit where the local authority pays for elected Councillors to attend conferences across the Country, many of which are in Donegal. At every […]

[Video] Sinn Fein in “strong position” for Elections – says Ferris in Cork

20th April 2014, Easter Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin say their party is in a “strong position” for the Local and European elections. Sinn Féin spokesman for Agriculture and Fisheries Martin Ferris TD was in Cork City this afternoon delivering an main oration at the parties annual “Easter Rising commemoration” In a speech […]

[Audio] President Michael D Higgins to receive Freedom of Cork City

25th March 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will receive the Freedom of Cork City The 72 year old will become the sixth president of Ireland to receive the honour – following in the footsteps of Douglas Hyde, Éamon de Valera, Sean T. O’Kelly, Mary Robinson, and Mary […]

Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre suddenly closes

Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre suddenly closes

25th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD, Jonathan O’Brien has “expressed his disappointment”, and concern at the news that the Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre is to close with effect from 28th February. Speaking today, Deputy O’Brien said that it was vitally important that training opportunities for the Northside Community are […]

[Audio] Taoiseach makes 1st official Visit to UCC Campus

31st Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, marked his first visit to the University College Cork campus today by delivering a major speech on public sector reform and the importance of public service. He was speaking at the 15th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture following an invitation by the Department […]

SF City Council candidate angry with Lab TD

SF City Council candidate angry with Lab TD

28th Janaury 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has criticised the record of Labour TD Ciarán Lynch on the issue of Money Lenders Interest Rates. The Sinn Féin candidate for Ballincollig-Carrigaline LEA, was responding to comments made by Ciarán Lynch on Newstalk this morning (Tuesday). Deputy Lynch, was speaking ahead of […]

[Audio] Public meeting tonight over new Cork Prison

21st Janaury 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Work on the new Cork prison began this week. The site is located next to the existing facility on the Rathmore Road, beside Collins Barracks. However, many residents in the Glen area remain opposed to the new prison, which bypassed the normal planning process thanks to special […]

[Audio] Irish language being neglected says Cork SF MEP candidate

17th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Government are today advertising to recruit new “Irish Language Commissioner”, a job which carriers a salary of 115-thousand euro a year The current office holder Seán Ó Cuirreáin announced his intention to step down late last year saying the State was “neglecting” the language Commissioner Ó Cuirreáin […]

War of words between SF and Labour MEP candidates

15th Janaury 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The idea of attacking a Government policy, or some national plan, is commonplace for an aspiring politician who wants their name in the headlines. When the candidate is from an opposition party we expect nothing less, but what happens when a sitting politician wants headlines? and they start […]

Mallow Town Council passes final budget

7th January 2014 By Politics Reporter news@TheCork.ie Mallow Town Council (North County Cork) last night passed its annual budget despite the reduction in funding from the local government fund. Eight councillors voted in favour of the budget with only the Sinn Fein representative Melissa Mullane descenting. Speaking after the meeting Ms Mullane said; “I am […]