Government ARE responsible for Cork floods, because they stopped dredging rivers and steams – says Sinn Fein MEP

Government ARE responsible for Cork floods, because they stopped dredging rivers and steams – says Sinn Fein MEP

6 January 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Blame for failure to dredge rivers and streams rests squarely with the Government – says Cork based Liadh Ní Riada MEP Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada today welcomed clarification from the European Commission that it is in fact the Fine Gael and Labour Government, and subsequent governments, […]

Cork County Council makes library membership free, but sure it was only €2.50 per year anyhow!

Cork County Council makes library membership free, but sure it was only €2.50 per year anyhow!

6 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie How would you like to save €2.50? per year? meh, you could take it or leave it, my thoughts exactly. ‘Joining the Library’ isin’t exactly high on the list of most people, and it’s not through a lack of interest in reading; it’s just that there is so much […]

Sinn Fein would look after the elderly at home if elected – says Cork General Election Candidate

Sinn Fein would look after the elderly at home if elected – says Cork General Election Candidate

6 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election Candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that Sinn Féin in Government would ensure adequate care for the elderly in their homes, as well as much improved working conditions for carers. Cllr Ó Laoghaire was speaking on Sinn Féin’s detailed Health policy, which commits […]

Cork County Council defends its reaction to flood crisis

Cork County Council defends its reaction to flood crisis

5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has issued a lengthy statement in relation to the recent flooding, indeed as it arrives the main Cork to Waterford road is still closed due to remaining water. The County Council is the primary response agency for flooding events in Co Cork and is supported […]

Government must do more to tackle crime in West Cork says Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

Government must do more to tackle crime in West Cork says Margaret Murphy O’Mahony

5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s general election candidate in Cork South-West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said comments made by the Justice Minister on the closure of rural garda stations are proof that Fine Gael simply doesn’t appreciate the problem of crime in rural communities. Margaret said, “I’m really disappointed to see […]

Many residents of Mount Oval and Maryborough Hill opposed to N28 design

Many residents of Mount Oval and Maryborough Hill opposed to N28 design

5 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on the National Roads Design Office, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland, to review its proposals for the N28, due to the significant levels of disquiet among residents in the Mount Oval and Maryborough areas at the proposals. Cllr […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney under pressure to pay farmers ‘flood money’

Cork Minister Simon Coveney under pressure to pay farmers ‘flood money’

5 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ahead of this afternoon’s Cabinet meeting, IFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley said the Government must establish a flooding fund for farmers to deal with the losses they have incurred as a result of the recent flooding. Tom Turley said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must make […]

‘Disastrous sub-prime mortgage sector needs dedicated government action’ – says Cork TD

‘Disastrous sub-prime mortgage sector needs dedicated government action’ – says Cork TD

4 January 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 13,000 sub-prime mortgages in arrears for more than two years Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath TD has described as inexcusable the Government’s complete failure to take action to deal with the spiralling arrears crisis in the sub-prime mortgage market, noting that the owners of these loans are […]

Who is the Cork Person of the Year for 2015?

Who is the Cork Person of the Year for 2015?

31 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie On January 15 2016, at a Gala Awards Lunch at the Rochestown Park Hotel, the Cork Person or Persons of the Year will be announced. The winner will be chosen from the Cork Persons of the Month selected over 2015. Some 250 guests will attend the awards lunch, […]

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