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13 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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... Read More
10 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More