Revenue Seize 12,000 Litres of Diesel

The Revenue Custom’s Service today, (25/08/12) seized 12,000 litres of suspected laundered diesel outside Cork City. The discovery was made when Revenue officials carried out a search of a garage premises in a town outside Cork City. 10,000 litres of the product were discovered concealed in a curtain-sided lorry in 10*1,000 litre containers. The lorry […]

GeoDirectory records a commercial premises vacancy rate in Cork of 9%

The total number of vacant commercial units or premises recorded in Cork to date was 2,519 according to figures released today by GeoDirectory. The figures represent an average vacancy rate for commercial units in the county of 9%, and are accurate as of June 2012. The total number of commercial units identified by GeoDirectory in […]

Fish kill on 5.5km stretch of Kiltha River, Co. Cork

Fisheries Environmental Officers at Inland Fisheries Ireland received reports of a fish kill in the Kiltha River in Castlemartyr, Co. Cork from anglers late on Saturday evening 11th August. Due to the timing of the report the investigation was initiated early on Sunday morning revealing that many thousands of brown trout; fry, parr and adults, […]

Elderly patients among the first to be hit by Reilly’s failing to manage health budget – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has described the decision by Cork University Hospital to stop covering the cost of transporting patients to and from nursing homes as clear evidence that patient services are being directly affected by Minister Reilly’s failure to manage the health budget. Deputy Kelleher said: “The Minister’s failure to bring […]

Minister Shatter must clarify plans for Collins Barracks as military personnel informed 250 to be transferred

Cork South Central Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice and Defence Alan Shatter to urgently confirm his plans for the future of Collins Barracks after military personnel at the barracks were given private briefings this week which completely contradict statements by the Minister just three weeks ago. Deputy McGrath […]


Labour TD for Cork South-West Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that renovation works on Ballydehob Garda Station will be completed by the end of the month. Deputy McCarthy said: “This is a pleasing development on an important local issue that I have been working on for several weeks now. Minister of State Brian Hayes, who […]

Thousands see Giraffe Give Birth at Fota Wildlife Park

Thousands see Giraffe Give Birth at Fota Wildlife Park

Visitors to Fota Wildlife Park got more than just the sun today as the park unveiled not one but two baby giraffes, the second one coming as a surprise to everyone as mother Sapphire gave birth in front of a huge crowd just before 4pm.**** The first baby a female calf was born on July […]

Tour de Munster Charity Cycle In aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

Tour de Munster Charity Cycle In aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

Cycling legend *Sean Kelly* today (Thursday) led 140 amateur cyclists from the City Hall in Cork on a 640km Charity Cycle around the six counties of Munster, which will take place over the next four days. The cycle known as *The Tour de Munster,* is now in its *12th year*, with all proceeds going to […]

Once in a generation fighter achieves her Olympic destiny – Martin

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said Ireland is extremely proud of Katie Taylor’s Olympic Gold Medal win in London, describing her as “a once in a generation athlete who has achieved her Olympic destiny.” Deputy Martin said: “The whole country can be extremely proud of Katie Taylor’s achievement today. Her Olympic Gold medal win […]

Keith Quinn Signs for Cork City

Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Keith Quinn. The 23 year old winger, who last played for Monaghan United before their withdrawal from the league, previously lined out for Waterford United and Sporting Fingal, following a spell in England with Sheffield United. Shortly after signing for the club at Bishopstown this […]

Buttimer receives assurance on overtime and on-call provisions at CUH

Buttimer receives assurance on overtime and on-call provisions at CUH

Buttimer receives assurance on overtime and on-call provisions at CUH Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has received assurances that rostered overtime and on-call provisions for junior hospital doctors at CUH are protected. “Following serious concerns about reported changes to overtime practices at CUH I contacted the HSE regional Director, Pat Healy, and […]

Dairy figures to discuss industry in UCC

UK and Irish followers of the Society of Dairy Technology will meet for the Society’s Autumn Conference themed Towards a Sustainable Dairy Sector which will take place in UCC, Cork from 5-7 September 2012. The conference will be officially opened by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, T.D. on the morning […]