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10 June 2024 By David Lynch david@TheCork.ie Final Results of Cork County Council Local Elections 2024   All 55 seats for Cork County Council have now been filled following the 2024 Local Elections. Fianna Fáil is now the largest party on Cork County Council with 19 Elected Members, followed by Fine Gael with 18. There... Read More
7 Decemver 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Being a Cllr is a part time job, historically many Cllrs were self-employed or had an understanding employer who would let them attend meetings during work hors – but society has changed with greater expectations, and social media demands Independent Senators have emphasised problems that will lead to... Read More
12 September 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South-Central, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has called for the introduction of temporary and targeted mortgage interest relief to support struggling households. The Cork South-Central TD was speaking after the Central Statistics Office (CSO) found that mortgage interest costs had risen by 51 percent in... Read More
19 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Argos is to close all 34 of its Irish stores including the 2 in Cork at Mahon Point Retail Park & Blackpool Retail Park (which incidentally was always referred to as”Cork Retail Park” with no mentioned of the word Blackpool on the Argos website) Before the internet, Argos... Read More
5 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Socialist Party TD Mick Barry said this morning that the Government must extend cost of living supports past the planned February cutoff point. His comments came in the wake of the announcement that the State recorded a Budget surplus of €5bn for last year – five times greater... Read More
29 November 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Oireachtas Finance Committee member Mick Barry this morning said that lifting bankers’ bonuses is an insult to households across the country that are grappling with the cost of living crisis. He said he will propose to this morning’s Oireachtas Finance Committee meeting (11am) that an emergency meeting be... Read More
30 August 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Socialist Party TD Mick Barry today voiced opposition to any pay deal which does not fully compensate the country’s 300,000 public sector workers for inflationary price rises. His comments came as talks between the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) public sector committee and the... Read More
29 August 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Socialist Party TD Mick Barry this morning called on people to take to the streets in large numbers in “water charges-style protests” to stop the electricity and gas price hikes. Cost of living campaigners plan street protests in Cork (Sept 17) and Dublin (September 24) in the runin... Read More