Cork Senator says “Buy Irish” this Christmas

12th December 2013, Thursday By Fine Gael Cork Senator, Colm Burke, this evening said that as the Irish economy is showing signs of recovery, we can further boost this recovery by buying Irish and shopping locally during the important Christmas retail period. “After five years of hardship the Irish economy is now in […]

Creation of 38 new jobs at DePuy must be welcomed- Buttimer

11 December 2013 By Fine Gael Cork South Central Deputy and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement by medical devices firm DePuy of the creation of 38 new jobs as part of an expansion of its facility in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. “I am delighted […]

Bus Eireann running Late Night Services for Christmas Period

Bus Eireann running Late Night Services for Christmas Period

12th December 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth 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 13th, Saturday December 14th, Friday December 20th and Saturday December 21st. Buses […]

Bottlehill landfill might open by 2018

10th December 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth The mothballed Bottlehill dump in North County Cork MIGHT open for business as soon as 5 years time. The controversial facility should have opened in 2010 but because of the surplus of landfill space in Cork, and increasing EU levys on landfill the local authority decided it […]

Sinn Fein want Mandela to receive Freedom of Cork City

10th December 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth There are hopes that Nelson Mandela could be made a freeman of Cork City next year. The idea was previously suggested in 1987 but was voted down. Sinn Féin Cllr Tommy Gould submitted a motion on Wednesday of last week before Mandela’s death was announced. If the […]

Tony Fitz welcomes progress on New Hollyhill Library

10th December 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth Plans for a new 4.1 million euro library on the Northside of the City have been approved by City Hall. The new Hollyhill library will be built on the grounds of Terence MacSwiney Community College. Construction work will begin in the new year. The new library will […]

No change to Douglas Pay Parking scheme

10th December 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth Members of the public will NOT be given the chance to make submissions on the Pay Parking situation in Douglas. Introduced 18 months ago, and run by a private company on behalf of Cork County Council, pay parking has been controversial in the Village. More than 4-thousand […]

EU to give 1.25 billion euro to Irish companies in “Horizon 2020”

10th December 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth From January small companies in Ireland which are involved in scientific research and innovation will be able to tap into a 1-point-25 billion European Union fund. Called “Horizon 2020” it was launched today in Dublin. The fund for the entire European union is worth 80 billion euro, […]

DePuy creates 38 jobs

9th December 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth 38 jobs are being created in Ringaskiddy. The Medical devices firm DePuy is expanding its Cork facility. The company specialises in orthopaedic, spinal and neuroscience devices such as replacement joints The jobs are being created as part of an 36 million dollar investment, in research and development […]

Deputy Leader of SF in Bandon today

Deputy Leader of SF in Bandon today

8th December 2013, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth The Sinn Fein party Vice President Mary Lou McDonald will attend the Sinn Fein Convention in Bandon to select the party candidate for the Bandon/Kinsale/Carragaline Area in the upcoming local elections.The event takes place in The Munster Arms Hotel on December 8th at 2pm where the […]

VMWare offers 19 CIT trainees paying jobs

3rd December 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth Earlier this year Cork Institute of Technology took a group of unemployed graduates into the Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing Conversion Programme, now VMware, the industry-leading virtualization software company with a significant local presence in Cork, has offered 19 of these students paid graduate internship positions. […]

Kinsale RNLI rescues seal

3rd December 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth A Kinsale RNLI crew on a routine training exercise on Sunday afternoon (1st December) was alerted by members of the public to the plight of a baby seal stranded on the foreshore below Kinsale’s historic Charles Fort. The tiny seal, thought to be around a month […]