Prizebonds 20k winner in Co Cork

13th December 2013, Friday By David O’Sullivan This week’s Prize Bond Star prize of € 20,000.00 goes to lucky Prize Bond number SN 796693 held in County Cork. The lucky bond was purchased in 2012. There were over 9,500 prizes awarded in this week’s Prize Bond Draw, amounting to over €500,000. In addition to […]

Chair of Cork City JPC welcomes Garda recruitment

13th December 2013 4.30am By David O’Sullivan Cork City Cllr Tony Fitzgerald (FF) chair of the Cork City Joint Policing Committee has welcomed the commencement of garda recruitment after a five year ban on recruitment. Cllr Fitzgerald stated that this is a very positive step and It is important now to ensure that the […]

Ski slope to be built in Cork City (well… the Northern suburbs)

Ski slope to be built in Cork City (well… the Northern suburbs)

12th December 2013, 11pm Thursday By David O’Sullivan It’s NOT an April fools joke… Cork City is to get it’s own ski slope! The Government have sanctioned a 21-thousand euro grant under the “Sports Nation Initiative” for an artificial ski slope at the “Glen Resource Centre” The Northside ski slope will be 30 metres […]

Robbery of High Street Post Office

12th December 2013 By Gardaí at Anglesea Street, are investigating a robbery that occurred at High Street Post Office, Cork City, today, 12th December 2013 at approximately 9.20am. Two males wearing motor cycle helmets entered the premises and produced, what was described as, a small hatchet and a claw hammer before threatening staff, […]

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 David O’Sullivan 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 on […]

Bottlehill landfill might open by 2018

10th December 2013 By David O’Sullivan 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 wasn’t […]

Sinn Fein want Mandela to receive Freedom of Cork City

10th December 2013 By David O’Sullivan 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 idea […]

Tony Fitz welcomes progress on New Hollyhill Library

10th December 2013 By David O’Sullivan 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 form […]