BBC Top Gear invited to the Wild Atlantic Way

BBC Top Gear invited to the Wild Atlantic Way

27th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Here is an example of a headline grabbing political press release we wish we’d thought of! and a positive piece for a Labour Oireachtas member. West Cork Labour T.D. Michael McCarthy has invited ‘Top Gear’ to tour the

Clonakilty Water Protest this Saturday

Clonakilty Water Protest this Saturday

27th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie As part of the national day of action against the introduction of water charges, West Cork Right2Water will hold a protest at Emmet Square, Clonakilty at 2pm this Saturday 31st. Confirmed speakers include local Sinn Féin County Councillor Paul Hayes; Cllr. Michael Collins, MCC (Ind.) and Ed Harpur […]

Bandon Main Drainage Scheme must continue says local Cllr

Bandon Main Drainage Scheme must continue says local Cllr

27th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie An emergency motion calling on Irish Water to proceed with the main drainage in Bandon was passed by Cork County Council this week. The motion was introduced by Bandon based Sinn Féin Cllr Rachel McCarthy following news last week,following a cost benefit analysis,that Irish Water were not going […]

Cork Anti Austerity Cllr against Aer Lingus sale

Cork Anti Austerity Cllr against Aer Lingus sale

27th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry today said that International Airlines Group (AIG) control of Aer Lingus would mean complete control of Cork’s connectivity resting in the hands of “profiteers” who would ultimately decide to increase or reduce connectivity on the basis of profit potential. Cllr Barry said […]

Soccer – Match Preview – CCWFC v UCD Waves

Soccer – Match Preview – CCWFC v UCD Waves

27th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The game will be on 1st February 2015. UCD Waves will be the visitors to Bishopstown Stadium this Sunday with a 2pm kick off. Cork City looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat in Wexford. The Leesiders were hard hit last week after conceding ten goals against […]

‘Gay Marriage’ – Cork meeting planned for next week

27th January 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Supporters of marriage equality in Cork, including Fine Gael LGBT and Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer, have organised an information meeting about the referendum. People wanting to find out more about the referendum are invited to a public meeting ‘Preparing for Marriage Equality Referendum’ at […]

Government Called on to Safeguard Cork’s Critical Business Infrastructure

27th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber has today strongly urged Government to oppose the sale of Aer Lingus in light of growing concerns regarding the absence of guarantees around the safe-guarding of the Cork-Heathrow slots or any other information relating to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) longer-terms plans for the airline. This […]

New passport card will mean efficient travel for business people – Collins

26th January 2015 BY Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Here at TheCork.ie we are a tad concerned about this new “Passport Card” that was announced today. Is it essentally Ireland’s version of a National ID card? Most other EU countries have such cards, but Ireland and the UK – along with most other English speaking countries – […]

Legislation on universal GP care not the same thing as its delivery – Kelleher

25th January 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher TD has raised questions about the Government’s promise to provide free GP care to under 6s and over 70s. It intends to bring forward legislation on the roll out of universal GP care for the over 70s during this Dáil term, […]

Basketball: U18 Men’s National Cup Final: Fr. Mathew’s 64, St. Vincent’s 63

25th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie U18 Men’s National Cup Final Fr. Mathew’s 64, St. Vincent’s 63 Cork side Fr. Mathew’s claimed their first men’s Under 18 cup title in dramatic circumstances with a 64-63 win over St. Vincent’s of Dublin. The outcome hung on the final possession of the game as St. Vincent’s […]

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