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January 2012
Following a period of examinership, the company which operates the Cork-Swansea Ferry, Fastnet Line Ship Holdings Ltd (owned by the West Cork Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd) and related companies are seeking support of the Cork County Council to fund the continued operation of the Cork Swansea ferry service. The period of examinership is coming to... Read More
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated Cork as a ‘Healthy City’. Designated with Copenhagen (Denmark) and Nantes (France); Cork city can now present itself internationally as a city that is prioritising the health of its citizens.  Cork joins the Irish cities of Belfast, Galway and Waterford that have been designated already. Cork City Council,... Read More
Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has called on the Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly to halt a dangerous policy which is continuing to drive health insurance costs upward and beyond the reach of thousands of families.  Deputy Kelleher makes the remarks after it was revealed in the Sunday Business Post that Quinn Healthcare... Read More
Over the coming months farmers will be working hard during the busiest time of the farming year.  January is a time for making New Year’s resolutions and Minister Simon Coveney TD encourages farmers to make safe farming a priority in 2012. At this time of year there is a need to be particularly mindful of... Read More
Kerry Foods is seeking 34 voluntary redundancies at its Charleville plant The North Cork facility which makes “Cheese-strings” and currently employs over 500 people However due to the company purchasing new automated equipment, it needs to make some staff redundant on phased basis between June and September The processed cheese market in Ireland is considered... Read More
Eleven Cork students have been named as finalists in the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google art competition. They are now amongst 75 Irish students in with a chance of seeing their doodle on the Google Ireland Homepage for all to see. Everyone in Cork is now being urged to visit www.google.ie/doodle4google and vote for their... Read More
The Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD has welcomed the proposal from the Minister for Justice to reduce the number of armed Gardaí. Deputy O’Brien did however caution about giving the go-ahead to policy recommendations based purely on saving money. The Cork North Central TD said: “It is Sinn Féin’s view that we should... Read More
Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune today has welcomed Minister Varadkar’s announcement that tolls will not be imposed on the tunnel in Cork. Earlier in the year the National Roads Authority (NRA) indicated the intention to provide a toll system on the Cork tunnel. “In my view this would have been a short sighted move that... Read More
Beam placement works on the western structure at the Bandon Road Roundabout got underway as planned last night (Monday night) A section of the Bandon Road Roundabout circulating carriageway was closed at 11.00 p.m. and the beam placement works got underway immediately. The photograph attached shows the first beam in place. In total four beams... Read More
Despite recent upbeat reports regarding an increase in overseas visitors to Ireland in 2011, Fáilte Ireland warned against any complacency in the tourism sector this year, during its annual tourism industry briefing for the Cork region held today. The national tourism development authority stressed that the hard lessons and good work of the last few... Read More