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. […]

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 […]