[Audio] Ireland should join CERN says Govt MEP

[Audio] Ireland should join CERN says Govt MEP

21st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sean Kelly, MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee, has urgently requested a meeting with Dr.Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and the world’s top particle physics lab, to progress steps towards Ireland’s membership of CERN. Last […]

Cork schools battle for spot in “Robot World Championship”

21st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 14 teams from 10 Cork schools will compete to impress judges at the second annual EMC VEX Robotics championship at the Nexus Centre on the Cork Institute of Technology campus this Friday, 24 January. The top team will qualify for a place at the Vex World championships in […]

Carrigaline to get half-million-euro youth centre

21st January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today that he has given sanction to SECAD to approve funding of €500,000 to Carrigaline Lions Youth Project Ltd. for the construction of a 6000 sq. ft. youth centre The facility will comprise youth activity/general purpose […]

Dungourney welcomes Irish Distillers

Dungourney welcomes Irish Distillers

21st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The local community of Dungourney, Co Cork gathered to host a ‘Welcome Day’ today, Saturday 18th January, to welcome the arrival of the first barrels of whiskey to Irish Distillers’ new Dungourney Warehousing facility. The facility, which has recently had a €100 million investment by Irish Distillers, owners […]

OBE for UCC Graduate

21st January 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Dr. Martin Collins completed his PhD in what was then the Department of Zoology at UCC from 1990 to 1994 he has been awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List in the UK. It is in recognition of his “services to science and conservation in […]

[Audio] Public meeting tonight over new Cork Prison

21st Janaury 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Work on the new Cork prison began this week. The site is located next to the existing facility on the Rathmore Road, beside Collins Barracks. However, many residents in the Glen area remain opposed to the new prison, which bypassed the normal planning process thanks to special […]

Health insurance too expensive says Cork Socialist Cllr

Health insurance too expensive says Cork Socialist Cllr

20th January 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Socialist Party Cllr Mick Barry this morning called for a freeze on health insurance premiums as news broke that the cost of almost 100 health plans are expected to rise on February 1. Health plan costs were increased by Aviva and Glohealth on January 1 and this morning’s […]

[Audio] Jeremy Irons is honorary Corkman

[Audio] Jeremy Irons is honorary Corkman

17th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons has been made an ‘honorary’ Corkman The 65 year old English actor has lived in West Cork since the late 1990’s when he bought and then restored Kilcoe Castle outside Ballydehob. ‘Now I’m an honorary Corkman I am not quite such a blow […]

[Audio] Rob Heffernan is Cork Person of the Year 2013

[Audio] Rob Heffernan is Cork Person of the Year 2013

17th January 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan World Race Walk Champion Rob Heffernan was named Cork Person of the Year at the Cork Person of the Year Gala Awards Lunch, the 21st year of the event. The world 50km champion received a standing ovation from the 250 guests at the function, held at the […]

[Audio] Apple Road to be renamed after former Lord Mayor

17th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A road near the Apple Computer building in Hollyhill, Cork is to be re-named in honour of a popular former Lord Mayor. Cllr David McCarthy – better known as “Davey Mac” – served as Lord Mayor in 1997 He passed away three years ago. Plans are now in […]

[Audio] Charity money should be ringfenced for frontline services, not wages, says FF leader

17th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Fianna Fail Leader says he’s appalled by the latest revelations at the Central Remedial Clinic Yesterday the Dail Public Accounts Committee heard that the former CEO was given a 740 thousand euro retirement deal. It was funded by charitable donations. The HSE is now seeking legal and […]

Clonakilty will have Flood Relief System by 2017

Clonakilty will have Flood Relief System by 2017

17th January 2014, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The only TD who lives in Clonakilty Jim Daly (Fine Gael) recently met with Junior Minister Brian Hayes and officials at the OPW in relation to the Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme. It follows on from the severe flooding in Clonakilty in June 2012, the CFRAM work for […]