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Archives / February 2013
by D O’Sullivan The Government is to fund a 5-point-57 million euro project to secure safe drinking water for Cork. The Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has approved Cork County Council’s Design proposals for for an upgrade to the “Inniscarra Water Treatment Plant”. There are two elements to the works: One is adding extra... Read More
Around 250 people attended last Friday’s “Spirit of Clonakilty” 2012 Town Council Recognition Awards ceremony in O’Donovan’s Hotel. Over the course of two and a half hours, almost 100 people came to the stage where they were presented with a specially designed A4 award with a unique citation for each person/group. The Mayor Cllr. Cionnaith... Read More
Business as usual at Henry Good Limited as Joint Receivers appointed Kieran Wallace and David Swinburne of KPMG were today (Wednesday 27 February, 2013) appointed Joint Receivers to Henry Good Limited, the well-known family-run feed mill business based in Kinsale Co. Cork. The Receivers acknowledge that it is a very difficult day for the Directors... Read More
26th February 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “Illegal posters are blighting the image of Cork City.” That’s the view of Cllr Joe Kavanagh. The Northside Fine Gael representative says the gluing of posters – mostly advertising politcal meetings – to lampposts, postboxes, and public bins is as bad as graffiti, and encourages to littering. Under... Read More
More than 75-thousand has been spent on sending Cork City Councillors to Conferences and Seminars in the past 13 months. Around 20-thousand euro was spent on “Conference, Seminar, and Training fees” And 52-thousand went on food, drink, mileage and Hotels. while around 1,700 was spent on flights abroad. The figures were obtained by Sinn Fein... Read More
The Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley TD, has announced that his Department has come to an agreement with Comharchumann Chléire Teo. regarding the provision of a subsidised heavy cargo service for islands in West Cork. The islands in question are Cléire, Sherkin Island, Inishodriscol, and Long... Read More
Animal welfare groups continue to be concerned about the number of horses in parts of North Cork. A recent ISPCA audit revealed there were 187 in the Knocknaheeney area alone. Many are underfed, or not being looked after, while more are trespassing on land. and the Nash’s Boreen/Hollyhill area has become a focal point. In... Read More
RUGBY… Simon Zebo has been named the “Cork Person of the MONTH” for February. The 22 year old from Ballintemple has 45 caps for Munster, scoring 100 points including two Heineken Cup hat-tricks. February had highs and lows for Zebo, from the famous back-heel flick to set up a vital try for Ireland against Wales,... Read More