FF Senator slams latest attack on people with disabilities

FF Senator slams latest attack on people with disabilities

Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan has described the axing of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Scheme as ‘yet another savage attack on people with disabilities’. The Fianna Fáil Senator has appealed to the Government to reverse this ‘scandalous cut’, which will result in a 20% reduction in income for up to 5,000 people with […]

[Audio] Minister pours money into Lee Water Upgrade

[Audio] Minister pours money into Lee Water Upgrade

by D O’Sullivan The Government is to fund a 5-point-57 million euro project to secure safe drinking water for Cork. The Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has approved Cork County Council’s Design proposals for for an upgrade to the “Inniscarra Water Treatment Plant”. There are two elements to the works: One is adding extra […]

1st Spirit of Clonakilty Awards takes place

1st Spirit of Clonakilty Awards takes place

Around 250 people attended last Friday’s “Spirit of Clonakilty” 2012 Town Council Recognition Awards ceremony in O’Donovan’s Hotel. Over the course of two and a half hours, almost 100 people came to the stage where they were presented with a specially designed A4 award with a unique citation for each person/group. The Mayor Cllr. Cionnaith […]

Joint Receivers appointed to Kinsale Company

Business as usual at Henry Good Limited as Joint Receivers appointed Kieran Wallace and David Swinburne of KPMG were today (Wednesday 27 February, 2013) appointed Joint Receivers to Henry Good Limited, the well-known family-run feed mill business based in Kinsale Co. Cork. The Receivers acknowledge that it is a very difficult day for the Directors […]

[Audio] “Post no bills” says FG Cllr

[Audio] “Post no bills” says FG Cllr

26th February 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “Illegal posters are blighting the image of Cork City.” That’s the view of Cllr Joe Kavanagh. The Northside Fine Gael representative says the gluing of posters – mostly advertising politcal meetings – to lampposts, postboxes, and public bins is as bad as graffiti, and encourages to littering. Under the […]

[Audio] City Council spends 75k on Conferences

More than 75-thousand has been spent on sending Cork City Councillors to Conferences and Seminars in the past 13 months. Around 20-thousand euro was spent on “Conference, Seminar, and Training fees” And 52-thousand went on food, drink, mileage and Hotels. while around 1,700 was spent on flights abroad. The figures were obtained by Sinn Fein […]

[audio] Sky Garden is part of Fitzgerald’s Park upgrade

by David O’Sullivan. Cork’s city manager has defended the controversial “Sky Garden” project, Works on upgrading Fitzgerald’s Park will begin in April and the award winning “Sky Garden” designed by celebrity Gardener Diarmiud Gavin will be one element. The overall “Mardyke Gardens Project” – as it’s called – also includes a Victorian kitchen garden, restoring the […]

CCTV to stop vandalism in Graveyards

26th February 2013 By Council Reporter, David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan CCTV Cameras are being installed in Cork City Cemetries to reduce crime! Sinn Fein Cllr Henry Cremin proposed the motion after anti-social behaviour in “Saint Joseph’s Cemetery”, Ballyphehane first in June 2012, and later in December when headstones were vandalised. Cork City Council has agreed to […]

Property Tax – Special treatment for West Cork flood victims

Property Tax – Special treatment for West Cork flood victims

Fine Gael Cork South West TD Jim Daly, has welcomed confirmation that homeowners who are living in flood areas should take account of the fact when filing a tax return for the property tax. This information was gleaned from the Revenue Commissioner, Josephine Feehily, today at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under questioning from Fine […]

LGBT Helpline Seeking Volunteers in Cork

LGBT Helpline Seeking Volunteers in Cork

** ** ** The LGBT Helpline – a national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people –launched a volunteer recruitment drive this week. The Helpline is calling on members of the LGBT community in Cork – and throughout the country – to volunteer to help with running its service. **** ** ** […]

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