A few weeks ago in this column I went to town on how wonderful our democracy is. I wrote lovingly of our Single Transferrable Votes and the accuracy with which they reflect our choices.
Sun, 08 Mar, 2020
An ambitious masterplan designed to encourage sustainable energy use in Cork aims to create local jobs, reduce energy use by more than one-third and increase the use of renewable energy by 53% in the next decade.
Mon, 16 Dec, 2019
The long-awaited €3bn transport strategy for Cork, which is finally due to be unveiled next week, is expected to recommend massive investment to deliver a reliable high-capacity bus system as a precursor to a Luas-type rail service.
Thu, 09 May, 2019
Cork is Ireland’s maritime haven, embracing the spirit of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East — but we simply must let it be known to more people across the world, according to destination manager with Visit Cork, Ursula Morrish.
Mon, 28 May, 2018
EARLIER this week the Smiddy report was published and — unsurprisingly — it supported the expressed views of Environment Minister Alan Kelly by recommending, by the narrowest possible margin, that Cork City and County Councils be amalgamated.
Fri, 11 Sep, 2015
Serious public attention should be paid to the views of the 18 former Lords Mayor of Cork who oppose the abolition of Cork City and County Councils and replacing them with a ‘super council’. (Irish Examiner, August, 4)
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
Rory McIlroy has never even seen Fota Island, let alone played it. But if the hard work of organisers is anything to go by, he and his fellow players will be wowed not only by the three championship golf courses set in beautiful parkland, but also by the structures in place to make this week’s Irish Open one of the best ever.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
The 2014 Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, celebrating the traditional musical style of the area, will be launched on Friday by Arts Minister, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, at Ballydesmond Community Centre. The aim is a year-round calendar of events, encompassing festivals and venues throughout the region.
Thu, 06 Mar, 2014
Now that it has been confirmed that Fota Island will once more host the Irish Open golf tournament this year, can we expect this time that Cork County Council wont stop at the gates of Fota Hotel with its preparatory road resurfacing works, but will at least carry on and finish the rest of the Fota Road to Cobh and the Great Island.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2014
The High Court has today dismissed an appeal by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) against a ruling by the Commissioner for Environmental Information that it is a public authority and therefore subject to information requests.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013