[Video & Audio] Water Minister turns down meeting with original Cork protest group

7th November 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The key figure in one of Cork’s original Anti Water Charges groups has refused a meeting with the Minister responsible for Irish Water. Environment Minister Alan Kelly was in Cork yesterday inspecting the large Irish Water Call Centre which is based at Abtran, Bessboro, Mahon. The Minister was […]

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

26 September 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork businessman George Barter of Barter’s Travel agency on Patrick Street has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Portugal with responsibility for Cork City and County. While most countries already have an Embassy in Dublin, many such as Portugal choose to cement their presence in Ireland by […]

Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per year, […]

[Audio] Crosshaven Redhead Convention finals

24th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It’s the final day of the Redhead Convention in County Cork Foxy haired folk have gathered in Crosshaven for the weekend. It’s the 5th year of the quirky festival organised by siblings Joleen and Denis Cronin, with proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. The closing ceremony is […]

[Audio] Carrigaline becoming Water Metre protest HQ

13th August 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The national campaign opposing the installation of water metres is growing. and it appears that Carrigaline, here in Cork is becoming one of the focal points. So far residents of more than four estates there have stopped contractors for Irish Water from installing some metres: including Droim an […]

[Audio] Cork Senator breaks Govt silence on water metering

13th August 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A war of words has erupted between two Cork politicians over water charges. Independent County Councillor Marcia D’alton, and Labour Senator John GIlroy Cllr Maria Dalton wrote a letter to Irish Water saying her family would NOT be paying water charges, that letter was published in Yesterday’s Evening […]

[Audio] Plenty of Cork courses for Leaving Cert students

13th August 2014, 1pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There are many options available for Leaving Cert students. That’s the message from Guidance Counsellors. Many people today have secure 6 A1’s and more! but other students have not secured the grades they believe they need for their chosen CAO course, or might be considering a FETAC […]

[Audio] Cork County Mayor vs Irish Water

8th August 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “Irish Water have insulted Cork County Council, and its elected members” That’s the view of the County Mayor. Irish Water have refused to send representatives to Council meetings where water and sewerage projects are being discussed. The 55 elected County Councillors are growing frustrated about the lack of […]

[Audio] Cork politician speaks about her own experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

16th July 2014, Wednesday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork politician has spoken publicly for the first time about how SHE was born in a mother and baby home, and then visited the same institution 17 years later when SHE became pregnant Yoghal County Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley spoke about her own experiences during a debate […]