Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@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 County […]

Sinn Féin announce nominees for Cork Lord Mayor

20 March 2015 BY David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin has announced Cllr Chris O’Leary and Cllr Mick Nugent as the party’s nominees for the positions of Ard Mhéara Chathair Chorcaí and Leas Ard Mhéara Chathair Chorcaí respectively. The nominations were ratified by the party’s Cork City Officer Board last night. On accepting the nomination, Cllr […]

Ó Laoghaire welcomes Douglas pay parking changes

19 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed the decision to introduce 30 free minutes for on street parking in Douglas. “We have been pushing for quite some time to get some relief as regards pay parking for Douglas. Despite the support of the local Councillors on the Municipal District, […]

Sinn Féin to select Cork South Central General Election candidate today

14 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin will hold a convention to select the party’s candidate in Cork South Central for the forthcoming General Election at 1pm The convention will take place at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street. Both City Cllr. Chris O’Leary and County Cllr. Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire are contesting the convention. […]

Cuts to LEADER Programme “a nightmare” for Rural Cork

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election candidate for Cork South West Rachel McCarthy has described the news of massive cuts to Leader Programme funding as a “nightmare for rural Cork”. Cllr McCarthy was responding to cuts announced by Ministers Alan Kelly and Ann Phelan in which LEADER programme […]

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

12 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking on Sinn Féin’s proposals to extend voting rights in presidential elections to 16 year olds, the party’s education spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that 16 year olds have competency in many areas according to the State and therefore should also be enfranchised to vote. The Cork North […]

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

11 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking from Strasbourg today, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada – from the Muskerry Gaeltacht on the Cork/Kerry border – gave a warm welcome to the ‘language campaign’ begun by her parliamentary colleague Seán Kelly MEP – who hails from Kerry. Fine Gael’s Seán Kelly announced this week […]

Co Cork Pay Parking situation clarified

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed Cork County Council’s passing of a Pay Parking Policy, stating that it gives discretion to locally elected Councillors, and could allow for the impasse regarding pay parking in Douglas to be brought to an end. “This is an important step, and I […]

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 […]