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 David O’Sullivan david@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 inclusion […]

Pay by weight charges will INCREASE after election WARNS Cork Councillor

Pay by weight charges will INCREASE after election WARNS Cork Councillor

1 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Workers’ Party candidate councillor Ted Tynan has condemned the government decision to introduce “Pay by Weight” charges for domestic refuse and says the move will be completely counterproductive. He also accused the government of keeping quiet about the new rules which will cause refuse charges […]

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 […]

Rubbish collections must be during daylight hours

Rubbish collections must be during daylight hours

2 December 2015, Wednesday By Tom O’Sullivan tom @TheCork.ie Cork Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has called for the enactment of local bye-laws to regulate the operating times of waste collection companies which, he said, have been causing a nuisance in many estates around the city with some reports of collection trucks arriving as early […]

Bank of Ireland discriminates against working class customers – says Cork City Councillor

Bank of Ireland discriminates against working class customers – says Cork City Councillor

4 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Workers’ Party councillor Ted Tynan has accused the Bank of Ireland of introducing an apartheid banking system which would see its counter services all but closed off to working class people. Cllr. Tynan said the bank’s decision to ban counter withdrawals of less than €700 and lodgements […]

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 David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie http://twitter.com/david_osullivan 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 their […]

‘Nationalise Whitegate Oil Refinery’ says Cork City Councillor

14 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@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 could […]