Youth Council urges young people in Cork to register before November 25th deadline

Youth Council urges young people in Cork to register before November 25th deadline

21 November 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 6723 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote before the deadline for inclusion on the electoral register […]

Council houses in Cork City need more maintenance – says Cllr

Council houses in Cork City need more maintenance – says Cllr

17 July 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party councillor Ted Tynan has said that despite the fact that Cork City Council tenants are paying a total of approximately €20 million per annum in rents for their homes the council’s housing maintenance scheme has been pared down to the bone. The Mayfield based councillor said […]

Timely action on Butter Market deteliction could have prevented roof collapse

Timely action on Butter Market deteliction could have prevented roof collapse

17 May 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has said that last week’s cave in of part of the roof of Cork Butter Market could possibly have been prevented if a motion he had submitted to the council last September had been acted on sooner. Cllr. Tynan’s motion had called for […]

How is Article 43 of the Irish Constitution affecting tenants rights?

How is Article 43 of the Irish Constitution affecting tenants rights?

1 April 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Workers’ Party has concurred with outgoing Housing Minister Alan Kelly’s admission that the absolute right to private property in the constitution is a barrier to the rights of tenants but the party has said the clause in no way prevented the state from engaging in a massive […]

Workers’ Party organise Cork event to mark International Women’s Day

Workers’ Party organise Cork event to mark International Women’s Day

3 March 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Workers’ Party will hold an informal event in Cork at 4.00pm this Saturday (5th March) afternoon to mark International Women’s Day. The short ceremony will be held at the gates of the park in Grand Parade which has been unofficially renamed Mother Jones Park in honour of […]

Tynan asks “What recovery?”, as nearly 35,000 suffering deprivation in Cork North Central

Tynan asks “What recovery?”, as nearly 35,000 suffering deprivation in Cork North Central

18 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Workers’ Party candidate in Cork North-Central, Cllr Ted Tynan, said today (Thursday) that the Government’s claims of economic recovery ring hollow in Cork North Central where an estimated 35,000 people suffer from multiple forms of deprivation. Estimates also show that nearly 20,000 people suffer from heat deprivation, […]

Innishannon says ‘NO’ to election posters

Innishannon says ‘NO’ to election posters

12 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Innishannon, Co Cork has joined a growing list of Cork towns that will have no election posters erected. The Innishannon Tidy Towns committee have asked all political parties and candidates to refrain from erecting posters within the village. The request is a voluntary one, but so far it’s […]

Should the Irish State buy back Ireland’s only Oil Refinery from a Conoco Phillips?

Should the Irish State buy back Ireland’s only Oil Refinery from a Conoco Phillips?

2 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan has said that the state should compulsorily buy back the Whitegate Refinery in Cork Harbour which was sold to Conoco Philips in 2002 for €100m in a deal which included the Whiddy Island storage facility and a Dublin office block. Cllr. […]