Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

8th December 2014, Wednesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 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 […]

Cork politician speaks of her personal experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

Cork politician speaks of her personal experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

16 July 2014 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 went on to visit the same institution 17 years later when she became pregnant. Yoghal based County Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley spoke about her own experiences […]

AUDIO: Ban Bonfires in Cork – says Mahon Cllr

25 June 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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. The Sinn Fein representative says bonfires were used to dispose of rubbish with piles mounting over the […]

AUDIO: Don’t light bonfires

18th June 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@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 attacked by […]

[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 […]

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

AUDIO: Taoiseach makes 1st official visit to @UCC Campus

31 January 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, marked his first official 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 […]

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 Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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 […]

[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 […]