UCC acquires more land for Sports use

University College Cork (UCC) and the Munster Agricultural Society (MAS) have jointly acquired 125 acres of land on the western outskirts of the City at Curraheen. The site is strategically located within a short distance of the Curraheen interchange on the N25 Ballincollig by-pass with significant road frontage onto the Curraheen Road. The 100 acre […]

Review of crossing facilities at Sarsfield Road Roundabout

Review of crossing facilities at Sarsfield Road Roundabout

Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer has secured confirmation that safety auditors will carry out a further review of the pedestrian crossing facilities at the Sarsfield Road Roundabout. “As part of the on-going upgrade works on the South Ring Road the two pedestrian bridges have been removed.  This has required ground level pedestrian crossing facilities […]

Soccer. Dunleavy Signs for Cork City FC

Cork City Football Club have signed of John Dunleavy. The Donegal native, who spent a number of years at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has been capped at Under 21 level by the Republic of Ireland. Speaking to CorkCityFC.net, Dunleavy, a right back who can also play in midfield, said he was delighted to have joined the club: […]

Cork bridges to undergo repair works

Cork bridges to undergo repair works

Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer has welcomed €100 million worth of funding which will be provided for the funding of new, small scale, road safety and upgrading projects. Deputy Buttimer said “despite reduced resources the Minister he is targeting available resources to deliver much needed upgrading works. In Cork these works will include renewal […]

Cork welcomes more Cruise ships

The Port of Cork will welcome more cruise ships this year than in 2011. 60 cruise ships are scheduled to visit in 2012, which is an increase from 53, and the vessels will bring over 100,000 passengers and crew. The average passenger will spend from 75 to 100 euro on land, after the ships dock […]

Waste Batteries Wanted from Cork

January is about to get a whole lot brighter, thanks to your old waste batteries! WEEE Ireland (the Irish compliance scheme for battery and waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling) has been collecting and recycling batteries throughout Cork as part of the Spread a Little Sunshine campaign for LauraLynn House at the Children’s Sunshine Home. […]

Cork Craftmakers seek to increase exports

Craftspeople and designers from Cork are hoping to make a big impression on international buyers at this month’s Showcase event in the RDS. Nine craft companies from Cork are being supported by their local Enterprise Board in the “Enterprise Zone” of the RDS, to help them secure sales and export orders for 2012 and 2013. […]

Cork brewed Murphy’s Stout to feature in RTE Cooking programme

The award-winning chef Neven Maguire is launching his third TV series of ‘Home Chef’. The first programme of the series, being broadcast tomorrow night, features Murphy’s Irish Stout, which uses only Irish barley. Despite owning a restaurant with its own bar, the show see’s Neven pull his first ever pint in the Kiln bar at the Cork brewery and […]

County Cork get new Deputy Mayor

Councillor Declan Hurley, from Dunmanway has been elected as the Deputy”Mayor of County Cork, for the coming 6 months. He replaces Cllr Noel Collins, under an agreement to share the position during the year. During today’s County Council meeting there were calls from Fianna Fail’s Alan Coleman and Aindreas Moynihan to leave the position vacant, […]

Cork-Limerick road needs bypasses says Council

The decision by the Government to cancel the Cork-Limerick Motorway has been criticised by Councillors again. The “M20” would have cut travel time between the two cities by half an hour but the Minister for Transport confirmed in November that the project, along with others in Dublin, was being scrapped as his Department was was […]

Universal Health Insurance Impossible as Govt Pushes Costs Higher – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has criticised the 40% increase in the levy on health insurance policies, describing it as a direct attack on those already struggling meet their financial commitments. Deputy Kelleher said: ‘This is an extraordinary increase and I believe it will result in higher health insurance premiums for the public.  It […]

Free Clinics to end

Free monthly Blood Pressure and Cholesterol clinics which had been provided by the Irish Heart Foundation in Cork for the past 20 years will stop in 2012. The Foundation says it’s due to a shortage of funding. Thousands of people in the City Centre, Midleton, Carrigaline, Ballinlough, and Farranree had availailed of the free services. […]