Resist Bank Seizures of Family Homes

Socialist Party Cork City councillor Mick Barry this morning strongly criticised the Government’s decision to close off the legal loophole which prevents banks from seizing the homes of defaulting borrowers. He said: “The Personal Insolvency Bill will give the banks the final say on whether a home is seized or not. This gives huge powers […]

Moynihan appalled at Govt ‘attack’ on Cork Garda Stations

7 stations in Cork to close & 2 district HQs downgraded Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan has condemned the fresh attack on garda stations in Cork, and has questioned why this region is being forced to bear the brunt of the cuts. The Justice Minister Alan Shatter has announced plans to close 100 garda stations […]

New school buildings in West Cork

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, that two new National School building projects, St. Joseph’s and St. John’s, will take place in Kinsale in 2013. This announcement is part of a national school building plan that will see the construction of 35 […]


The sounds of Christmas carols and classic festive hits will be ringing through the Arrivals hall of Cork Airport during the busy weeks running up to the Christmas period. Choirs from Cork City and County will be putting on daily performances at peak times, entertaining passengers and those meeting and greeting them home. The performing […]

New signings at UCC and Cork City Football Club in a league of their own

*University College Cork* (UCC) and the *Mardyke Arena UCC* are delighted to announce a partnership with *Cork City Football Club *(CCFC), which recognises the educational value of sport. Under the four-year partnership, which begins 1 January 2013, scholarship opportunities will be available to a number of players signed to CCFC who are offered undergraduate places […]

Complimentary Christmas Parking at East Cork Railway Stations

Iarnród Éireann is delighted to announce, for the 4th year in a row, that it is offering East Cork Commuters – Complimentary Car Parking at Midleton Line and Cobh Line Commuter Railway Stations during the month of December 2012. As and from Saturday, 8th December 2012 – commuters will be able to park at Midleton, […]

Donncha O’Callaghan welcomes Sofa manufactor and retailer to Cork

Creating 19 jobs in Cork, sofa manufacturer and retailer DFS is to open a store in Cork’s City Gate Park, beside Mahon Point Shopping Centre this Saturday, 15th December at 9am. Bringing a tradition of over 40 years of handmade sofas to the Munster region, the new 18,500 square foot store, which has just undergone […]

Bus Eireann in Cork to provide Late Night Services for Christmas Period

Bus Éireann is to provide late night services on the weekends in the run-up to Christmas from Cork city to Carrigaline, Ballincollig and Midleton. The services will operate from Cork city centre on Friday December 14th, Saturday December 15th, Friday December 21st and Saturday December 22nd. Buses on each service will depart from St. Patrick’s […]

Broadband for all rural schools needed urgently – Moynihan

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan, has called on the Government to ensure rural schools are fitted with broadband as a matter of urgency. Last week in the Dáil, Deputy Moynihan questioned the Minister for Communications about the fact that many rural schools throughout Cork have no broadband. “In 2012, I find […]

Kelleher for full reversal of savage cut to Respite Care

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has demanded that the Government immediately reverse the deeply unfair cut to the Respite Care Grant introduced in the Budget. Deputy Kelleher has revealed that 6,727 carers in Cork will be directly affected by this callous cut. 586 of them do not get any other payment from the […]

Buttimer welcomes school construction projects in Carrigaline and Douglas

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed confirmation that construction of new schools and extensions in Carrigaline and Douglas will commence in 2013. “In recent years Carrigaline and Douglas have seen a rapid increase in population, much of the increase has been young couples moving to the area and starting families. This […]

Courtmac. RNLI Rescue Trawler off Galley Head

The Courtmacsherry RNLI All weather Lifeboat was called out at 3pm this afternoon to go to the Aid of a 55 ft Fishing Boat that had got into difficulties Two miles off the Galley Head in West Cork. The Lifeboat under Coxswain Micheal Hurley and a crew of six launched immediately and proceeded at speed […]