Cork woman collects share of Saturdays 3.5m Jackpot

28th January 2014, 4pm By Bryan Smyth It may be a cold, wet January day today in Dublin [yes that is true – Editor!] but it certainly brightened up when a lucky Co. Cork woman popped into the National Lottery offices to collect her cheque for EURO 588,144. The happy winner won her prize […]

Blackwater Motors help out loyal VW commercial driver

Blackwater Motors help out loyal VW commercial driver

28th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan Corkman Padraic Corcoran had a simple and direct approach to selling his beloved Volkswagen Transporter Van on popular website “She’s in great running order but ‘The Man’ says I need some paperwork to put her on the road. She needs a bit of love to get her […]

Future of small schools discussed in Bantry

Future of small schools discussed in Bantry

By David O’Sullivan 28th January 2014 Fianna Fáil will hold a public meeting this Wednesday in Bantry over concerns about the future of small schools in West Cork following Government cuts in the budget. Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue will address the meeting and outline how increases in pupil teacher ratios could result […]

Crosshaven RNLI amongst busiest stations in Ireland

28th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan RNLI lifeboats in Ireland launched 1,087 times in 2013 bringing 1,278 people to safety. The figures released by the charity today are based on returns of service from all 44 lifeboat stations in Ireland. The statistics show that the majority of last year’s call outs were to pleasure […]

Louise O’Keeffe V Ireland: Statement of Ms O’Keeffe’s Solicitor

28th January 2014 By Elaine Murphy Statement of Ernest J. Cantillon Solicitor Cork Ireland Re: Louise O’Keeffe V Ireland It has been a long journey for Louise O’Keeffe from Dunderrow National School to Strasburg. Louise is hurt and disappointed that the Irish State continued to fight her at every step of the way. Louise […]

Animal Rights Group unhappy with Flatley horn

28th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth The Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) has this morning fired off a stiff letter to Michael Flatley in relation to the reported robbery of a rhino horn at his home in North Cork yesterday evening. The organisation is incensed that the high-profile dancer, musician, presenter would be in […]

Final Report of 2011 Cork Airport crash published

28th Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) The Air Accident Investigation Unit has published its Final Report into the fatal public transport accident that occurred at Cork Airport in February 2011. The AAIU recognises that this is a difficult time for those families who lost loved ones and the surviving […]

Bellair Estate road layout is dangerous

28th January 2014 By Elaine Murphy Local election candidate, Derek Cregan (Fine Gael, Cork City South East Ward) has said the safety of pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of Douglas Road and Bellair Estate necessitates changes to the road layout. “The footpath and cycleway near the junction of Douglas Road and Bellair Estate […]

East Cork woman wins 350k lotto

24th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth There were great celebrations at National Lottery offices this afternoon as Mary O’Driscoll from Whitegate, Co. Cork picked up a big cheque for €350,000. The lucky Co. Cork woman won the top prize in last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 1 draw (18 January 2014). Mary was accompanied by her […]

Charity Regulator needed says Cork Govt Senator

23rd Janaury 2014 By David O’Sullivan Cork Senator, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed confirmation that an interim charities regulator will be installed by the end of next month. Along with many others, “I was shocked by the recent revelations about certain charitable organisations, which have justifiably damaged public trust and confidence in that sector. As […]