€900k funding for Cork Institute of Technology

€900k funding for Cork Institute of Technology

9 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said that funding of €900,000 announced today for Cork Institute of Technology will help meet the cost of much needed facilities and equipment. The funding is part of a €10 million Infrastructure Maintenance Fund Grant for Institutes of […]

Ambassador of Palestine to meet Lord Mayor of Cork

Ambassador of Palestine to meet Lord Mayor of Cork

9 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Lord Mayor will meet Ambassador of Palestine The Lord Mayor of Cork will launch the annual Palestinian support calendar, in Council Chambers tomorrow (Thursday, December 10th), with Special guest of Honour, The Ambassador of Palestine. The annual calendar produced by Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign, will be formally […]

FF Micheál Martin Leader Calls for New Insurance Scheme for Flood Victims

FF Micheál Martin Leader Calls for New Insurance Scheme for Flood Victims

9 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has called on the Taoiseach today in Dáil Éireann to initiate a new scheme with insurance companies here to ensure that homeowners who have been victims of flooding can continue to access affordable house insurance. #Bandon is flooding, possibly worse than 09 […]

Cork City Cllr wants a “living wage” for citizens

Cork City Cllr wants a “living wage” for citizens

9 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City Councillor Mick Barry (Anti Austerity Alliance) this morning called on the trade union movement to organise a “water charges style” campaign to win a living wage for low paid workers in 2016. As the Oireachtas Jobs Committee released a report calling for an increase in the […]

An Irish situation: Why are primary schools organised along Religious lines?

An Irish situation: Why are primary schools organised along Religious lines?

8 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Jonathan O’Brien TD to introduce bill to ban religious discrimination in schools Deputy Jonathan O’Brien will today introduce legislation that, if passed, would have the effect of “ending religious discrimination” against children entering the school system. The Cork-based Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson said will introduce the Equality in Education Bill […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney and Jim Daly confirm €5m fund for Flood victims

Cork Minister Simon Coveney and Jim Daly confirm €5m fund for Flood victims

8 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie At their meeting today the Government decided to establish a fund of €5m to aid small businesses which have suffered damage to their property in the current flooding. The fund will be administered on behalf of the Government by the Red Cross. Welcoming the decision, the Minister for […]

Annual Christmas St Vincent de Paul ‘Giving Tree’ unveiled in Merchants Quay Shopping Centre Cork City

Annual Christmas St Vincent de Paul ‘Giving Tree’ unveiled in Merchants Quay Shopping Centre Cork City

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor Cllr. Chris O’Leary had launched the St Vincent de Paul ‘Giving Tree’ at Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre. The launch was attended by volunteers of the charity. Donations of gifts for the needy can be left at the tree in Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre in Cork City Centre.

Cork MEP wants to shake up EU air traffic control to save fuel

Cork MEP wants to shake up EU air traffic control to save fuel

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Planes not taking direct routes is costing the EU €5 billion euro annually Clune pushes for new air traffic control management at EU level Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and Transport committee aviation spokesperson Deirdre Clune has backed calls from the EU Commission to end the practice whereby […]