Fine Gael hooks celeb speaker for West Cork bash

Fine Gael hooks celeb speaker for West Cork bash

Well known broadcaster and sports pundit George Hook is to address a gathering of the Fine Gael party faithful in West Cork next month. The popular host of Newstalk’s drivetime show has been confirmed this week as the guest speaker for the 31st annual Christmas function of the Tragumna Fine Gael branch. In a break […]

Gardai seize drugs on South Link Road

Gardai seize drugs on South Link Road

As part of an ongoing operation into organised criminal activity Gardai have seized a quantity of Cannabis and arrested a man and a woman. The drugs were discovered at approximately 2.15pm when Gardai stopped a car on the South Ring Road. Cannabis (Grass) with a street value of €200,000, subject to analysis, was seized. A […]

Three Cork Finalists at Macra Competition

Three Cork Finalists at Macra Competition

The AIB Best New Macra Member National Final took place at the Macra na Feirme Annual Conference in the Arklow Bay Hotel during the October bank holiday weekend. John O’Leary from Clonakilty Macra Club in Carbery, Gearoid O’Leary from Kinsale Macra Club in Seandun and Colin Ross from Carrigaline Macra Club also in Seandun were […]

Stockpiling salt for Winter

Stockpiling salt for Winter

Brookville Estate in Glanmire, Co Cork is to be the first to have “salt boxes” piloted in their Estate for the coming winter freeze. The severe weather action committee decided to embrace the the motion first placed on a council agenda by Fine Gael County Cllr Gerry Kelly last winter. “I believe it is the […]

Fine Gael would increase unemployment, says Socialist Party Cork City Cllr

Fine Gael would increase unemployment, says Socialist Party Cork City Cllr

Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry this morning slammed Fine Gael’s “Reinventing Government” propoals for public sector “reform” as a Thatcherite document which would privatise Ireland’s health service and push unemployment over the 500,000 mark. He also challenged the Labour Party to explain to their voters how they could go into a coalition government with a […]

GAA player should be honoured with Statue, says County Cllr

GAA player should be honoured with Statue, says County Cllr

On Mon 8th Nov Cork County Council will discuss the motion “That this council initiate cooperation with the GAA locally and Nationally in an effort to suitably mark the unique achievement of Teddy McCarthy 20 years ago when he won 2 senior all ireland medals (hurling and football). Consideration should be given to the erection […]

Cork Artists Receive Grants From Arts Council

Cork Artists Receive Grants From Arts Council

8 November 2010 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Some of Cork’s most talented artists were amongst the country’s most promising writers, musicians, film-makers and dancers this week to receive almost €500,000 in funding from the taxpayer, the Arts Council has announced. A total of 59 individual artists from across the country received the grants as part […]

CUH Cancer service creeking under pressure

CUH Cancer service creeking under pressure

Labour TD Kathleen Lynch and her colleague Cllr Catherine Clancy will be among a group of women who will meet with Cork University Hospital management today to discuss the recent report by the Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) which has found that the CUH Breast Cancer Unit is struggling to meet demands placed upon it […]

Cork’s Billy Twomey secures fifth place in Italy

Cork’s Billy Twomey secures fifth place in Italy

Cork’s Billy Twomey took a fifth place in the World Cup Qualifier competition at Verona’s five-star show in Italy today (Sunday), recording one of just seven double clear rounds in a 40-strong starting field. Riding Sue Davies’s mare ‘Tinka’s’ Serenade’, which he piloted to 11th place at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky last month, […]

Road Closure Cobh Area

Road Closure Cobh Area

The R624 High Road/Lake Road Junction, Cobh (between Great Island Motors and Whartons Corner) will be closed to public traffic from 6.00pm Friday 5th November to 7.00am Sunday 7th November 2010. Alternative Routes are the L-2993 Tay Road, L2995 Ballynoe Road and Cobh Town Lower Roads. The purpose of the temporary closure is to facilitate […]