Rory Coomey tweetz:
Noah where is your Ark, Cork may need you.
Cork Stuff tweetz:
One hour to high tide. Concerned seagull looks on….
Capsized clipper, Monkstown, Co Cork, this afternoon.
There goes the gin.
Damn you DARWIN!
Via Phil O’Leary
Further to the announcement that Tom Jones, Robert Plant, The Prodigy and Pixies will play Live At The Marquee in Cork this summer, Hot Press reports:
It has just been confirmed that the legendary Bob Dylan will play the Cork venue on June 16. Imelda May will be next up, bringing tunes from her fourth album, Tribal (due out June 2), with her for a June 21 date. The following month, ‘Video Games’ star Lana Del Rey will play the Marquee on July 15. Tickets for Imelda and Lana go on sale next Monday, February 17, at 9am. Tickets for Bob will then go on sale Thursday February 20.
[Queen Elizabeth II with then Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O'Connell at the city's English Market in 2011]
Take these chains.
And sign the petition.
The Lord Mayor of Cork combined with expenses, entertainment budgets and use of a driver and car, costs the city over €200,000 last year. The role carries an €83,000 salary, but councillors receive their statutory €16,000 paid allowance on top of that. There is an €80,000 budget for entertainment.
The €83,000 salary is more than the €70,000 paid to the Lord Mayor of Dublin and twice the rate paid to the Lord Mayor of Belfast, who makes €55,000. This is despite both Dublin City and Belfast being more than twice the size of Cork City.
In light of the poor management, lack of long term planning and high rates for businesses in the city it is a disgrace that we let this gravy train keep going on when many people are struggling to get by.
Pic : Cork Independent
— Cork Flood (@corkflood) February 5, 2014
Earlier: The Ballad Of Swollen Lee
Via Margeurite Winton and JohnJohn