Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

25 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has strongly criticised his constituency rival Minister of State Dara Murphy for an ‘abuse of his position’ in using Garda resources for his own purposes. The junior minister’s car broke down outside Fermoy, Cork and requested that local Gardaí drive him over […]

More infrastructure investment needed for Cork region – Ibec

More infrastructure investment needed for Cork region – Ibec

25 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today urged the Government to address the critical need for infrastructure investment in the Cork region. At a recent meeting between Ibec’s Regional Executive Committee and elected representatives in Cork, a number of key challenges facing business in Cork were identified. […]

Want to rent a home in Cork? €794 is now the average rent

Want to rent a home in Cork? €794 is now the average rent

23 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The average rent for all dwellings in the private rented sector in Co. Cork in Quarter 2, 2015, and which were registered with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) was €794. This was up €11 when compared to the average rent in Q1, 2015, when the amount was […]

Cork Regional Chambers elect Maura Hunter as Chair

Cork Regional Chambers elect Maura Hunter as Chair

18 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie At its Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 17th of September in Clonakilty, Cork Regional Chambers elected Ms. Maura Hunter of Mallow Chamber as Chair for the coming year. Speaking after her election Ms. Hunter expressed her thanks to outgoing Chairman Brian Curtis of Cobh and Harbour Chamber […]

35 Cork Wild Atlantic Way Points receive Govt funding

35 Cork Wild Atlantic Way Points receive Govt funding

18 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, today launched a new €3.5m phase of the Wild Atlantic Way with further development for the touring route’s 188 designated Discovery Points. With the intention of bringing each site to life and encouraging visitor engagement, it is […]

Cork based Musgrave Group now selling Car and Home insurance

Cork based Musgrave Group now selling Car and Home insurance

15 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork based Musgrave Group, which is behind the SuperValu and Centra franchises, has expanded into offering Car and Home insurance policies. This follows on from the launch of Travel insurance in November 2014. Listeners to RTE Radio 1 this week will have heard an advert for SuperValu […]

Tip O’Neill’s daughter visits Cork

Tip O’Neill’s daughter visits Cork

15 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Rosemary O’Neill, daughter of the late Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Tip O’Neill, will arrive in Cork from Boston this week. Her hosts Michael and Rose O’Neill, originally from Mallow and now resident in Dublin, will accompany her to Cork City. She will pay a […]

A vote for Kathleen Lynch is a vote for Fine Gael – says Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien

A vote for Kathleen Lynch is a vote for Fine Gael – says Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien

15 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has strongly criticised the Labour Party for entering into a voting pact with Fine Gael ahead of the general election. The Cork North Central TD said that he was not surprised by the arrangement, stating the pact mirrors the behaviour of the Labour […]

Students freed from overturned bus near Fermoy, Co Cork

Students freed from overturned bus near Fermoy, Co Cork

14 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It happened around 8.20am, when a bus sub-contracted by Bus Eieann for its school transport services was travelling on the road from Pound Cross, Rathcormac to Ballyhooly. The Bus operated by Glenferry Coaches lef the road while it was enroute to several post primary schools in Fermoy. The […]

Cork parents paying up to €200 in ‘voluntary contributions’ to schools

Cork parents paying up to €200 in ‘voluntary contributions’ to schools

14 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Over a quarter of parents in Ireland (28%) are expected to pay more than €200 per child in primary school voluntary contributions, new research by Bytek Managed Print Specialists, in association with Epson, has revealed. As parents many struggle with the costs of sending their children to school […]

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