HSEs “Fair deal” isin’t fair, says Cork Nursing Home

HSEs “Fair deal” isin’t fair, says Cork Nursing Home

St Luke’s Home, Cork is now, after almost a year of negotiation with HSE (Health Service Executive) on the Fair Deal system, operating at 17% below breakeven point. The Home has, as a consequence, voiced serious concerns that essential elements of the Home’s care service package may be seriously affected unless they can raise the […]

Cork engineering company bucks trend with increase in turnover

Cork engineering company bucks trend with increase in turnover

Dornan Engineering, which is based in Little Island, Cork and provides engineering services to corporate entities in the UK, Scandinavia, Continental Europe and Ireland has today reported that its turnover year-on-year will be increased by 30% for 2010, bucking the trend in its sector. Dornan provides mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services to industry, including the […]

51 Cork volunteers unable to travel to Haiti

51 Cork volunteers unable to travel to Haiti

Irish NGO, Haven, which was due to bring 300 volunteers to Haiti on Saturday last, has been forced to cancel its building mission as a result of an outbreak of cholera in the country. Approximately 250 people have died, and it is estimated that a further 3,000 people have been infected. The reported cases and […]

Coin metres could reduce disconnections says Mulvihill

Coin metres could reduce disconnections says Mulvihill

The proposals of the Energy Regulator (CER) to half the reconnection and disconnection fee are welcome but don’t go far enough. Thats according to Labour Cllr John Mulvihill Senior from Cobh. He was responding to the consultation paper on disconnection fees from the Energy Regulator published this week. There has been a large increase in […]

Cork water treatment plant needs upgrading

Cork water treatment plant needs upgrading

About 1.3 million people in Ireland are drinking mains tap water which is not safe. Acccording to the Irish Independent 290 treatment plants across the State must be upgraded because they are out of date and can’t produce safe water,e-coli and cryptosporidium and chemicals have been found in tap water In Cork, the EPA says […]

Batt meets top multinational firms in US investments drive

Batt meets top multinational firms in US investments drive

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today [Monday] begins a series of top-level meetings with leading US multinational firms in an effort to draw fresh investments to Ireland. Minister O’Keeffe is visiting 13 firms in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts in the US east coast region. The firms span a […]

Cork man Pearse Cremin 10 years missing

Cork man Pearse Cremin 10 years missing

The family of a a tennis coach who disappeared 10 years ago this week would like to know is he is safe and well. Pearse Cremin from Glasheen Road in Cork City, then aged 28, who would now be 38, disappeared on the 31st of October 31 in the year 2000. A week later the […]

Cork City Ballet presents Swan Lake

Cork City Ballet presents Swan Lake

If you’ve never seen “Swan Lake”, now’s the time! Cork City Ballet is back, and the company’s first full length production of this ballet lays claim to a legacy that extends back to its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1895. But even if you think you know “Swan Lake”, arguably the world’s most beloved […]

Clonakilty to Inchydoney Cycle

Visitors to Inchydoney this afternoon are urged to drive with caution between 2.00 and 5.00pm as a Family Fun Cycle from Clonakilty to Inchydoney and back takes place. The event will be well stewarded, with safety cars at the start and end of the cyclists, and roads are NOT closed off for the event. Stewards […]

Guinness Jazz Awards 2010 announced

Guinness Jazz Awards 2010 announced

The 2010 Guinness Jazz Awards have been announced at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and Herbie Hancock has been unveiled as the recipient of the Guinness Jazz Legend Award, thus joining such luminaries as Jimmy Smith and the late Humphrey Lyttelton. The Guinness Jazz Festival has long played a pivotal role in the development of […]