Rugby Earls Named in Munster Squad

Keith Earls has been included in the 29 strong Munster squad named this morning for the Heineken Cup round four game at Thomond Park Stadium on Sunday (12.45). Earls came through the squad training session in UL yesterday and if he does likewise in tomorrow’s run could be a contender for a place in the […]

SIPTU calls on NAMA to release funds to pay Vita Cortex workers redundancy

SIPTU has called on the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA) to release funds it controls in order to pay 40 Vita Cortex workers their redundancy entitlements when the company’s Cork plant closes on Friday (16th December). Vita Cortex, a foam manufacturer, is owned by John Ronan a property developer who owes substantial monies to Allied […]

UCC Celebrates 100 years of sport at Mardyke

University College Cork initiated its centenary celebrations of sporting heritage today with the launch of the book, “Where Finbarr Played – A Concise Illustrated History of Sport in University College Cork, 1911-2011”. Commissioned by UCC to commemorate the purchase of the Mardyke Athletic Grounds in December 1911, the book was written by the University Historian, […]

FF against cuts to rural communities

Speech by Cork TD Michael Moynihan, Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Agriculture Fianna Fáil Private Members Motion Dáil Éireann, 13 December 2011 The honeymoon for this government has come to an abrupt end. With this Budget, which contains your choices the reality of this government’s incompetence and arrogance has been laid bare. In the course of […]

Cork to host Basketball semis again

The National events committee of Basketball Ireland have announced the venues which will host the 2012 National Cup semi finals on the weekend of January 13, 14 & 15 2012. The Neptune Stadium in Cork will host the SuperLeague National Cup semi finals (Men & Women), while the Under-18, Under-20 and senior sections (both codes) […]

West Cork Modelmaker passes away

14 December 2011 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The man who built the model of Cork City which is the centrepiece in the Vision Centre on Northmain Street, Cork City passed away this week. Roy Tassell lived in Inchydoney, Clonakilty, West Cork and oversaw the creation of the 1 to 5000 scale model which is on […]

Sarsfield and Bandon Roundabout works remain on track

Construction works on the N25 Bandon/Sarsfield Interchanges Upgrade Scheme will cease for the holidays on Thursday 22nd December 2011, recommencing on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. The 24 hour helpline will of course continue to operate throughout the holiday period. Should any queries arise in relation to the works during that period the helpline number is […]

Attack on CE Schemes is an attack on Rural Ireland says Deputy Moynihan

Michael Moynihan TD, continues to press for the Government to reverse their changes to the Community Employment Scheme. The changes the Government intend to introduce to the CE Scheme “are a disaster in the making for rural communities” he says. He raised the issue in the Dáil as a matter of extreme urgency for my constituents […]

Cork Bishops’ Christmas Message

Cork’s two Bishops: The Most Reverend John Buckley (Roman Catholic) and the Right Reverend Paul Colton (Church of Ireland) have issued their joint Christmas message. Christmas 2011: Christmas, for many, is the highlight of the year. Each year, the sense of anticipation comes earlier and earlier. It can be a time to get together with […]

Customs seize cigarettes in Cork

As part of ongoing operations aimed at the prevention of the sale and distribution of unstamped tobacco products in the Cork area, Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service made a number of significant seizures at the weekend. On Saturday (10/12/11) a male and female were detected selling unstamped cigarettes in the Cork city area from their […]

Rock Bingo wants to meet charities

Statement by Dave Barber on behalf of the Rock Bingo team. We are glad to have received the clear and unambiguous ruling from the High Court that we are a lawful enterprise and now we must get on with the business of running Rock Bingo. We are looking forward to opening our doors again and […]

Rugby O’Mahony Out Of Munster’s Scarlets Game

PETER O’Mahony will miss Sunday’s return game with Scarlets after sustaining a hairline crack to his jaw in the round three game in Parc Y Scarlets last Saturday. O’Mahony didn’t return for the second half, replaced by Denis Leamy, and this afternoon an X-ray showed the damage he’s sustained that will keep him sidelined for […]