Innishannon says ‘NO’ to election posters

Innishannon says ‘NO’ to election posters

12 February 2016 By Tom Collins 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 Collins 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. […]

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

2 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks away. If the election is held at the end of February, as widely expected, the deadline for […]

A Cork City Cllr wants the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzterland to be cancelled!

A Cork City Cllr wants the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzterland to be cancelled!

21 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Workers’ Party in Cork have described the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzterland as: “the annual outing of world leaders to receive their orders on how to run the world economy from the economic elite of conglomerates, multinationals and the super-rich.” Calling for disestablishment […]

Why has the Cork Events Centre project been delayed? – asks Cork City Cllr Ted Tynan

Why has the Cork Events Centre project been delayed? – asks Cork City Cllr Ted Tynan

15 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Simon Coveney’s portfolio as Minister relates to Agriculture and the Marine, but as Cork’s only Senior Minister (the other ‘Ministers’ are Junior Ministers) Deputy Coveney is often looked upon as Corks’ ‘direct-line to Government’. Coveney has been quoted as blaming the delayed commencement of work on the South […]

Cork Workers Party Rep unhappy with Labour Party over leaders comments

Cork Workers Party Rep unhappy with Labour Party over leaders comments

21 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has said that efforts by Joan Burton to portray the Labour Party as the social conscience of the coalition government and a brake on Fine Gael’s low-tax, cheap labour economy are a “pathetic attempt to distance Labour from five years of […]

Cork City Joint Policing Committee to meet on Monday

Cork City Joint Policing Committee to meet on Monday

4 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The last meeting of 2015 for the Cork City Joint Policing Committee Will take place on Monday (7th December 2015) at 2 pm in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork. The JPC is a forum where Senior Gardai interact with elected City Councillors. Routine reports presented include a […]

EDITORIAL: Cork elects first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in 90 years

EDITORIAL: Cork elects first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in 90 years

14 June 2015, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie bryan@TheCork.ie I remember well the negotiations last year (2014) over who would become Lord Mayor of Cork City. Talks, and more talks At the time – as a Journalist – I was contacted by many candidates looking to provide statesman like quotes in order to bolster […]

‘Nationalise Whitegate Oil Refinery’ says Cork City Councillor

14 April 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan has called on the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government to “re-nationalise the Whitegate Refinery in the national interest” and to ensure Ireland retains the ability to refine oil products and keep a strategic reserve in case of future oil shortages which […]

VIDEO: Taoiseach attracts water protestors in Cork #Well

21 November 2014, Friday 3pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach was in Cork today for a number of official engagements for positive announcements In the morning our reporter had the details of the Taoiseach’s busy schedule The Taoiseach started off in the Clarion Hotel where he turned the sod (across the river) on […]