‘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 […]

IBEC wants Cork City boundary to be extended

10 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ibec Cork, the group that represents many businesses, today met with the local government review committee and called for the boundary of Cork city to be extended to incorporate the suburbs to create a local authority area of 200,000 people. Additionally, the group warned that now is not […]

Support Dunnes Stores workers and refuse to pass the picket

2 April 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan has stated that the best way that the people of Cork can support the striking Dunnes Stores workers is by refusing to pass the picket. Deputy McLellan said; “The people of Cork should show their solidarity with the Dunnes Stores workers tomorrow by […]

Council house waiting list to fall

1 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator ColmBurke forCork North Central l has, today (Wednesday) welcomedthe allocation of €224m, for local authority housing in Cork City and Cork County .This is part of a national allocation of funding by Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Paudie […]

Tourism Conference to grow passenger numbers at Cork Airport

Tourism Conference to grow passenger numbers at Cork Airport

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Developing new routes to Germany, Scandinavia, Northern Italy and France was the focus of a round table conference at Inchydoney on Thursday with the Minister for tourism Paschal Donohue among those in attendance. The event which was attended by the management at Cork Airport as well as representatives […]

Cork’s Red FM reach agreement with GAA for additional reporting rights.

Cork’s Red FM reach agreement with GAA for additional reporting rights.

29 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork’s Red FM is delighted has secured additional access to, and reporting rights for all Cork GAA matches. The station had previously been permitted to enter locally hosted National League and Munster Championship fixtures, but will now receive full press accreditation for all games involving Cork GAA. The […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in Cork. […]

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It appears that Cork City Council and Cork County Council will merge, and it will happen in the next 4 years. That means the local election of 2014 could have been the last where there were two authorities. Yesterday, there was a presentation for County Councillors in County […]

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It has emerged that Cork communities are being hit with savage cuts amounting to nearly 72% under the LEADER programme. Fianna Fail TD in Co Cork Michael Moynihan has described it as yet another attack on Cork communities at a time when they can least afford it. Every […]