VIDEO: West Cork TD & Former Principal Jim Daly wants an Education Ombudsman, but Minister disagrees

VIDEO: West Cork TD & Former Principal Jim Daly wants an Education Ombudsman, but Minister disagrees

25 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Government TD has rubbished current procedures for keeping an eye on how money is spent in Ireland’s school system. Fine Gael TD Jim Daly of Cork South West said: “The lack of accountability, transparency, misuse of public funds – and in some cases blatant fraud that exists […]

Who will be elected in Cork South West – candidates prepare for general election

Who will be elected in Cork South West – candidates prepare for general election

25 August 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie TheCork.ie Opinion Piece When you see press releases from politicians that don’t relate to local issues you know there must be an election nearby. We refer to General Election 2015, or will it be Election 2016?! Cork South West is a three seater constituency. The incumbent TDs are: […]

Thousands of fresh West Cork mussels recalled due to high toxins

Thousands of fresh West Cork mussels recalled due to high toxins

21 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It’s rare to see something negative about West Cork – the scenic tourist friendly section of Co Cork – but alas today word reached us that the The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) advises of a food recall of fresh mussels supplied from Roaringwater Bay. The affected […]

VoxPro sponsor Ballincollig Community Festival

VoxPro sponsor Ballincollig Community Festival

20 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The first ever Music in Community Festival, sponsored by Voxpro, and supported by Cork County Council and Ballincollig’s business community, is a free family festival taking place in Ballincollig Regional Park on Sunday 30th August from 1pm to 6pm, and will be a celebration of Cork’s musical heritage; […]

Busy day for Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat

Busy day for Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat

18 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 6.40 pm last evening Mon to go to the immediate aid of a 22 ft speedboat that got into difficulties and was taking in Water off the Inner Barrell Rocks near the Old Head of Kinsale in West […]

Cork Politicians drop toxic brandname “Irish Water” in favour of “Uisce Eireann”

Cork Politicians drop toxic brandname “Irish Water” in favour of “Uisce Eireann”

17 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The following email arrived in our inbox “Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed news on progress to connect Belgooly to the mains supply in Riverstick.” Quite normal, but then it goes on to say “…In December 2014, Uisce Éireann commenced work on a 500m section of the […]

Clonakilty Heritage Week launched

Clonakilty Heritage Week launched

16 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Clonakilty 2015 Heritage Week programme of events, organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage and Cumann Seanchais Chloch na gCoillte was launched at the Clonakilty (West Cork Regional) Museum last Friday by Mayor of Clonakilty, Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin. The combined efforts of both organisations will see no less than […]

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

14 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has appealed to the Government to invest in Cork in order to secure its economic and social development for the future. Following publication this week of the report of the Dublin Housing Supply Task Force, set up […]

Who is Cork’s Carer of the Year?

Who is Cork’s Carer of the Year?

13 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie According to the last Census there are over 22,428 family carers in Cork. The Carers Association is asking people across the county to nominate their chosen carer and recognise their work providing essential care in the home to loved ones, who are often frail, have poor health or […]