Government Department stops accepting paper forms – but many rural farming customers do not have broadband – says Cork MEP

22 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Liadh na Riada MEPSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has urged the Department of Agriculture to continue to accept paper applications for CAP payments such as TAMS, SFP and BPS as well as online ones. The Ireland South MEP made the request after it emerged that such applications […]

Green Party demand “clear and credible explanation” from Indaver and An Bord Pleanála over latest Cork incinerator decision

22 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork today expressed concern at an offer by An Bord Pleanála to allow Indaver Ireland to correct health and environmental data presented in its application for an incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Evidence presented on the final day of the oral hearing showed that data in […]

Clonakilty ‘Irish Aid’ worker wades through snake infested swamps to support civilians fleeing South Sudan war

22 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Irish aid worker has revealed how petrified civilians are hiding in snake-infested swamps to avoid getting killed by militia in war-ravaged South Sudan. Nellie Kingston, who works with Concern Worldwide, has been responding to the crisis in the East African nation ever since famine was declared by […]

‘Chartered Accountants Ireland’ welcomes new Cork members

22 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Chartered Accountants Ireland is Ireland’s largest, oldest and fastest growing accountancy body with over 24,000 members across the island of Ireland and around the globe. Susan O’Sullivan chair Chartered Accountants Cork with Liam Lynch President Chartered Accountants Ireland and New Members pictured last evening as new members of […]

Martin McGuinness book of condolence opened in Cork City Hall by Lord Mayor

22 March 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie At 9 o’clock this morning Cork City Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill (Fine Gael) opened a Book of Condolence in The Atrium, City Hall in memory of Martin McGuinness RIP (Sinn Fein), Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister. The Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill said: “The President of […]

Cork TD wants Ireland to have a UK ‘NHS style’ health service

22 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity (formerly Anti Austerity Alliance) Cork TD Mick Barry will issue a call for the establishment of an Irish National Health Service free at the point of use and funded by progressive general taxation at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare. The committee […]

Top Cork Restaurants announced at Irish Restaurant Awards in Stand Hotel Limerick

22 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The third of four regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Limerick Strand Hotel last night where 60 awards were presented to the country’s leading chefs, restaurants and pubs. Over 600 people attended the Munster Regional Final on Tuesday evening where the top […]

Cork City politician unhappy with US warship visit to Cobh

21 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Workers’ Party in Cork has condemned the presence of what it referred to as “armed machine-gunners onboard a US warship” docked at Cobh today. Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan said the presence of the destroyer is a “flagrant breach of Irish neutrality” and the “action-ready […]