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December 2011
31st December 2011 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A campaign group in West Cork , opposed to the H.S.E`s proposed ambulance changes have completed a “stretcher push” from Skibbereen to Bantry. “West Cork SOS” is against the downgrading of Skibbereens ambulance service to a Rapid Response Vehicle. The H.S.E says it will improve the service... Read More
While many secondary school students are using the Christmas holidays as a well deserved break from their books, hundreds of budding innovators nationwide still have their minds firmly at work. Students across the country are using their free time as an opportunity to develop their ideas for the Green Dragon National Heat in February. Agri... Read More
Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson – Carrigaline based Michael McGrath TD – has published a Bill empowering the Financial Services Ombudsman to publish and report upon complaints, investigations and adjudications against regulated financial service providers. Deputy McGrath stated, “It has long been the stated position of the Financial Services Ombudsman that the public interest would be... Read More
MALLOW TRAINER Liam Burke sent out 16-1 outsider Mr Murphy to win the feature Grade 3 Doran’s Pride Novice Hurdle at Limerick today. Mr Murphy was given a superb ride from Shay Barry and battled on bravely to beat favourite Please Talk in a thrilling finish. The winner is owned by Hans Joerg Zindel.
28th December 2011 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie UCC Demons and Bord Gais Neptune will go head to head in a mouth watering Nivea for Men’s SuperLeague Cork derby at the Neptune Stadium on Thursday night. In another derby clash 11890 Killester will be hoping to avenge their defeat at the hands of DCU Saints... Read More
Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune has today welcomed the news form the Minister of Education and Skills Ruari Quinn that four Cork schools are to receive funding for building works. The Minister announced today details of the schools that are planned to advance into construction in 2012.  At Primary Level Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield Grange and... Read More
Fine Gael Senator, Colm Burke, today (Wednesday) welcomed the launch of the European Toy Safety Campaign which coincides with the Christmas rush to buy toys, saying it will help inform parents and make it a safer Christmas for all. “The European Commission Vice President, Antonio Tajani, has launched a European Toy Safety Campaign, designed to... Read More
Speech of Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil Statements on European Council Dáil Eireann, Wednesday 14th December 2011 Last week’s meeting of the European Council was one of the most critical in the history of the EU.  This summit was charged with providing a final and decisive answer a crisis which is hitting all... Read More