LISTEN: Cork MEP makes point by speaking Irish only (not English)

LISTEN: Cork MEP makes point by speaking Irish only (not English)

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Liadh Ní Riada, MEP for Ireland South began her language strike yesterday. The Junker Investment Plan was being discussed in the first joint committee meeting of Budget and Economic and Monetary Affairs. An attempt was made to make a point through Irish but her contribution was interrupted almost […]

Jonathan O’Brien TD will contest the next General Election for Sinn Féin in Cork North Central

Jonathan O’Brien TD will contest the next General Election for Sinn Féin in Cork North Central

1 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s sitting TD in Cork North Central Deputy Jonathan O’Brien will contest the next general election in the constituency. Deputy O’Brien, who topped the poll in 2011, was selected as the party’s candidate at a convention at the Maldron Hotel last week. Speaking after the convention, he […]

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

8th December 2014, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Sinn Féin Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has claimed that Cork County Council is simply not doing enough to tackle the issue of homelessness. Speaking after a report was presented to Councillors at today’s meeting of Cork County Council, following on from a motion tabled by Cllr Ó […]

[Audio] Cork politician speaks about her own experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

16th July 2014, Wednesday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork politician has spoken publicly for the first time about how SHE was born in a mother and baby home, and then visited the same institution 17 years later when SHE became pregnant Yoghal County Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley spoke about her own experiences during a debate […]

[Audio] Ban Bonfires in Cork – says Mahon Cllr

25th June 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie There have been calls for a total banon bonfires in Cork City. Mahon based City Cllr Chris O’Leary says again last night many green areas were destroyed by illegal fires. Rubbish dumped in #cork for illegal bonfire tonight pic.twitter.com/pdqw1pO1Zc — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) June 23, 2014 The Sinn […]

[Audio] Don’t light bonfires!

18th June 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie (Copyright TheCork.ie) Next Monday – June 23rd – will be Bonfire Night, or “Bonna”. It’s the busiest night of the year for the Fire Services, and last year Cork City Fire Brigade was called out almost 70 times. There are unsupervised bonfires, and often the emergency services are […]

[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 […]