Sugar market poses employment opportunities – Sean Kelly MEP

Sean Kelly MEP is to meet Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos to discuss solutions to the botched reform of the Irish sugar sector.  Mr Kelly, who has been in talks with numerous stakeholders in Mallow and beyond, wrote to the Commissioner in December to request the meeting. Mr Kelly would like other Irish MEPs, public representatives, […]

Port of Cork traffic increased in 2010

While all sectors at the Port of Cork experienced a challenging period during 2010, the end of year total trade traffic shows an increase. Total trade in 2010 through the Port of Cork amounted to 8.8 million tonnes, an increase of 8.6% compared to 2009. One area of increase which has a very positive effect […]

Recycling Mayfield

Deputy Noel O’Flynn T.D. has welcomed the announcement by Cork City Council that a pilot scheme is to be introduced shortly in Mayfield, where by a set of bottle banks (3×1100 litres wheel bins fixed in place) would be placed in three different locations in the Mayfield area from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. The […]

Cork Airport adds new service to Turkey

Specialist Turkey holiday operator, WINGS ABROAD recently announced a new summer holiday service from Cork to Izmir beginning in May 2011. The new direct service will operate each Sunday from May to October this year and will feature an excellent selection of hotels and apartments from 3 star to 5 star accommodation, catering for all […]

Billy Twomey’s Run off Good Form Continues!

Billy Twomey’s tremendous run of good form continued at the weekend in Geneva. The highlight of the 5* international show was the Grand Prix with €70,000 on offer to the winner. Billy has been knocking on the door for the last few weeks, with major placings at all the biggest shows around the world but […]

Cork’s Billy Twomey collects prize money

Cork’s Billy Twomey snatched the 70,000 euro first prize in yesterday afternoon’s (Sunday) Grand Prix in Basel, Switzerland, beating German challenger Marcus Ehning by just three-tenths of a second. The 33 year-old show jumper, currently ranked seventh in the World Jumping Rankings, piloted the 14 year-old mare ‘Tinka’s Serenade’, which he owns jointly with Sue […]

Over 12,000 Signing On in Cork East ? Stanton – Jobs Policy Needed

The number of people living in Cork East Constituency on the live register at the end of last year stood at 12080, says Fine Gael TD, David Stanton. “Cork East Constituency, which I represent in Dail Eireann, covers parts of East and North Cork including Carrigtwohill, Cobh, Fermoy, Mallow, Midleton, Mitchelstown and Youghal. The number […]

UCC Symposium celebrates appointment of First Woman Professor

UCC Symposium celebrates appointment of First Woman Professor

A symposium titled, “In the Presence of Ladies”: Women in Higher Education to be held on 22nd January 2011 at UCC celebrates the appointment of Mary Ryan, first woman professor appointed in an Irish University. Mary Ryan takes central place in the ranks of achieving Irish women as the first woman professor appointed in an […]

Fatal RTC Cork – Update

The 55 year old motorcyclist killed in todays collision at Cahermone has been named as John Cashman from St Marys Road, Midleton. The road has since been re-opened to traffic.