Mayor of Ireland’s second city – Cork City – meets US President Donald Trump in White House today

16 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Des Cahill, will today attend the Presidential Reception in the White House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, at the invitation of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. He spoke of the opportunity that this visit brings to promote Cork, Ireland’s […]

Cork East TD David Stanton visits Perth, Australia for St Patricks week

15 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork East TD David Stanton (Fine Gael), is in Australia this week, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. Deputy Stanton is also Minister of State for Justice and his schedule included visiting the Council House in Perth, which is going green this week, […]

Cork Green Party welcomes plans to extend Presidential voting rights

Cork Green Party welcomes plans to extend Presidential voting rights

14 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Green Party have welcomed the Taoiseach’s announcement that the Government will propose a referendum to extend the right to vote in Presidential elections to Irish citizens worldwide. Currently only Irish citizens who are physically present in Ireland can vote on polling day. The only exemptions – by way […]

Will Mayfield post office – Cork – close?

13 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Tynan concern at transfer of Mayfield post office and proposed closure of up to 200 post offices Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has said local people should have been consulted about the proposed move of Mayfield post office from its current location to the Mayfield shopping centre. He […]

Carrigaline Senator Tim Lombard welcomes Cllr John O’Sullivan’s return to Cork County Council

13 March 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the co-option of John O’Sullivan to Cork County Council at a Co-Option Selection Convention held on Friday at the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway, West Cork. The Convention was held to fill a vacancy that arose in the West Cork […]

Vacant properties in Cork must be brought back into use – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

12 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called upon the Government to explore the prospect of bringing some of the 198,000 vacant properties in the state back into use in order to alleviate some of the pressure that has resulted in both a housing and homeless crisis. The […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney visits Ottawa and Toronto for St Patrick’s Day

Cork Minister Simon Coveney visits Ottawa and Toronto for St Patrick’s Day

10 March 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney TD (elected for the Cork South Central constituency), will represent the Government at the St. Patrick’s Day events in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, this weekend. This morning, Minister Coveney will deliver the Keynote address at the Gowling […]