Cork County Council using Stubbs Gazette to recoup refuse debts

12th February 2013 By David O’Sullivan, Reporting from Cork County Hall david@TheCork.ie Cork’s County Manager has defended the sending out of 6,800 debt collection letters to former customers of the County Council’s refuse collection service. It emerged last week that many Cork residents received demand letters from the “Stubbs Gazette” debt collection agency. The amounts […]

[Audio] President of Ireland visits Cork today

18th January 2013 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The President (of Ireland) is in Cork today for a number of engagements… Michael D Higgins official diary will start around 12.30 when he attends the annual “Cork Person of the Year Awards” in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Next is a visit to Colaiste Choilm in Ballincollig where […]

Language skills are crucial for success

Language skills are crucial for success

26th September 2012 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Marking the European Day of Languages today (Wednesday), Fine Gael Senator for Cork South Central, Deirdre Clune, is joining the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) in calling on individuals to focus on boosting their foreign language skills to take advantage of the multiple job opportunities for […]

Cork’s Brian Crowley MEP returns after illness

Cork’s Brian Crowley MEP returns after illness

5th August 2012 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Brian Crowley, MEP, returned to work this week, after many months’ treatment at Cork University Hospital. Brian suffered from some open wounds in his leg, which necessitated skin-graft surgery that took longer then expected. He said his stay in hospital proved a frustrating time for him, even though […]

Buttevant to get motorway link

Buttevant to get motorway link

6th January 2011 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The village and community of Buttevant are today celebrating the success of securing a link to the proposed M20 (Cork-Limerick Motorway Scheme). An Bord Pleanala has now requested the National Roads Design Office of Cork County Council to submit further information and new detailed plans for the proposed […]

Mick Barry unhappy with FF TD

Mick Barry unhappy with FF TD

24th November 2011 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Socialist Party Cllr Barry said this morning: “Noel O’Flynn is fooling no-one with his performance as the Government TD who is going to stand up to the Government. He has no right to be upset about his being misled by the Taoiseach when for 13 years he himself […]

Most councillors now against Ringaskiddy incinerator

Most councillors now against Ringaskiddy incinerator

26 October 2010 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Councillors at todays County Council Meeting passed a motion that Indaver Irelands revised plans do not meet any of the concerns expressed by the Council in their 2009 report to An Bord Pleanala on the applications. The motion was proposed by Labour Cllr Paula Desmond, and seconded by […]

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