Support Dunnes Stores workers and refuse to pass the picket

2 April 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan has stated that the best way that the people of Cork can support the striking Dunnes Stores workers is by refusing to pass the picket. Deputy McLellan said; “The people of Cork should show their solidarity with the Dunnes Stores workers tomorrow by […]

Cork Sinn Fein outline 1916 commemoration plans

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Jonathan O’Brien has stated that bringing about the republic envisaged in the 1916 proclamation remains unfinished business. Deputy O’Brien was speaking at an event in the Metropole Hotel this week to mark the Cork City launch of Sinn Féin’s National 1916 […]

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 […]