SF O’Brien seeks meeting with Minister over School Cuts

Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien has sought a face-to-face meeting with the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, over cutbacks which will see class sizes double in some Northside Schools.  Deputy O’Brien said:  “Yesterday I met with the principals of primary schools across the Northside who will be affected by the education cuts in this budget. […]

FF Leader speaks about summit

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 […]

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) […]

Vision Centre Modelmaker passes away

14th December 2011 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan 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 and oversaw the creation of the 1 to 5000 scale model which is on permanent display […]

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 […]