[Audio] Farming accident in County Cork

29th September 2014, Monday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Cork Farming accident comes at a time when authorities are striving to promote a greater awareness of Farm Safety. As last weeks Ploughing Championships The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney launched “What’s Left Behind” video campaign, which features people talking about their own experiences. There have […]

[Audio] Cork City Council debates cutting Local Property Tax

29th September 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Householders across Cork City might save 80 euro a year. depending on a decision due to be made in City Hall. This evening the elected Cork City Councillors will debate the reducing the Local Property Tax at a meeting in City Hall this evening. Last week Cork County […]

Clonakilty Black Pudding is a model for local sustainable jobs – says MEP Clune

29th September 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Black Pudding – a model for local sustainable jobs – Clune Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP, last week met with the owners of Clonakilty Black Pudding at the National Ploughing Championships and has praised the company as an example of how we can create local sustainable jobs […]

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] City Councillors receive (short) Events Centre progress report

23rd September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork City Councilors have finally been given a report into the Events Centre situation. The 31 elected Councillors had been asking the Chief Executive, and her predecessor, for an update on progress for many months with Councillors complaining that the media knew more about the Events Centre then […]

[Audio] Lord Mayors Chambers Occupied

22nd September 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Four people have occupied the Chambers of the Lord Mayor in Cork City. Supporters of The Peoples Convention arrived before 11am accusing the City Council of taking down posters advertising a public meeting. The Peoples Convention” say that 550 posters advertising a legitimate public meeting opposing water metering […]

[Audio] Dairygold creates 115 new jobs in Co Cork

19th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Dairygold are creating 115 full-time jobs and investing 117 million euro in County Cork The jobs will come on stream by the year 2020, and will be in Mallow and Mitchelstown The expansion is also expected to create 400 temporary construction roles. Dairygold is spend 83.5 million renovating […]

[Audio] Taoiseach comments on Cork AIrport Independence

19th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Taoiseach was in County Cork today for a number of engagements. While in Cork Enda Kenny spoke with TheCork.ie about two major Cork issues of public concern; Our Reporter David O’Sullivan first asked the Taoiseach about the Government’s commitment to making Cork Airport an Independent entity; similar […]

[Audio] Second Asylum seeker centre protests in Cork

18th September 2014, 2pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Asylum seekers at a second Cork reception centre have protested against the unfairness of the direct provision system. Up to 90 residents of the centre known as the former Ashbourne House Hotel in Glounthaune began this early morning highlighting the delays in processing applications. Residents say the […]

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance accuse Irish Water of “sugar coating” usage estimates

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance accuse Irish Water of “sugar coating” usage estimates

16th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Bills for household water will start arriving in the first quarter of next year, and a Cork City Councillor is warning they will be “far higher” than Irish Water estimates indicate. Cllr Mick Barry from the Anti Austerity Alliance is accusing Irish Water of deliberately UNDERestimating the number […]