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June 2011
The first results of the 2011 census, held just 12 weeks ago, were released today and show that Ireland’s population is growing strongly, primarily due to a high number of births. Population The total population of Ireland, enumerated on census night 10th April, was 4,581,269, an increase of 341,421 (8.1%) on the 2006 census. The... Read More
The Government is to press ahead with halving the number of Vocational Education Committees (VECs) across the country. It has published plans to reduce the number from 33 to 16. The previous Fianna Fail government said Cork would retain Corks seperate VECs, but alas the ‘new’ Fine Gael-Labour coalition have now said the axe will... Read More
South & East Cork Tourism are delighted to announce that the official launch of ‘The Ring of Cork’ tourism brochure and the ‘Cork Open Gardens’ will be performed by Mr. Phil Hogan TD, Minister for Environment, Community, and Local Government on Friday July 8th at Fota House, Arboretum, and Gardens in East Cork. The Ring... Read More
Tanora – the drink considered to be a true Rebel tradition – is to be put to the ultimate taste test by its legions of fans in Cork. Recently the formula of the tangerine-flavoured sparking drink was altered but feedback from fans was mixed, so much so that Tanora’s manufacturers have decided to put Tanora... Read More
Mairead McGuinness, Ireland East Fine Gael MEP who is seeking her party’s nomination for the Presidency will be in Cork on Sunday. At 12 noon the MEP will be in Ballincollig for the Cork Summer Show, now in its 170th year, and she will meet Fine Gael public representatives and members.