Business leaders in one of Cork's most historic city areas have called for a tougher approach and more government funding to tackle long-term vacancy and dereliction following a partial building collapse.
Sinn Féin has accused the larger political parties on Cork City Council of shafting long-serving councillors by removing them from certain committees during a lengthy and at times tense council meeting tonight.
A full recount is underway in the Cork city south central Local Electoral Area (LEA) this morning while the early signs in the city's mayoral plebiscite show the outcome could be tighter than expected.
Lorna Bogue was deemed to be elected on the second count shortly after the count resumed in City Hall at 10am this morning, with 2,265 votes, picking up 58 votes following the distribution of Solidarity candidate Ed Fitzgerald's vote of 255.
Business people and householders may have differing views on Cork City’s €50m flood defence plans, but they’re united in one respect — the Government must ensure insurance companies offer all flood victims renewed cover once the works are completed.
The Government was yesterday accused of "political sharp practice" for sanctioning, a week before the local elections, a €30m grant of taxpayers’ money to help fund the €70m regeneration of Pairc Uí Chaoimh in Cork.
AS the Green Party’s former senator Dan Boyle launches his book detailing his party’s deeply troubled time in the previous government, many in the Labour Party should read it and worry whether the Green experience as the junior partner in a coalition government is instructive in predicting what will happen to it.
A line from a Green Party activist during the EU referendum campaign was as revelatory as it was an unfortunate indication of how the engineering of our political structures is so very difficult for small parties and the diverse and important views they represent.