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 […]

Cork Hurler receives new Toyota from Carrigaline dealership

Cork Hurler receives new Toyota from Carrigaline dealership

17th January 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cogans Carrigaline Toyota today presented a 141 Toyota Corolla to their recently appointed brand ambassador, Cork Senior Hurler, Stephen McDonnell. Stephen received the keys to the all-new Corolla from Ken O’Neill, Sales Manager of Cogans Carrigaline. One of Stephen’s first duties as brand ambassador was to pose for […]

[Audio] Irish language being neglected says Cork SF MEP candidate

17th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Government are today advertising to recruit new “Irish Language Commissioner”, a job which carriers a salary of 115-thousand euro a year The current office holder Seán Ó Cuirreáin announced his intention to step down late last year saying the State was “neglecting” the language Commissioner Ó Cuirreáin […]

Cork Pharmacist shakes up prices

Cork Pharmacist shakes up prices

15th Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Despite numerous price drops in recent years, Ireland is still one of the most expensive countries in the world to buy medicine, particularly prescription medication. However, Healthwave, a new pharmacy based in Dundrum with an online channel, is set to disrupt the Irish market significantly by providing medications, […]

Corkman appointed to Foras na Gaeilge Board

Corkman appointed to Foras na Gaeilge Board

15th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin local election candidate, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has been appointed to the Board of Foras na Gaeilge. Ó Laoghaire, 24, who is contesting the Ballincollig-Carrigaline LEA in May, was approved as one the Sinn Féin appointees to the All Ireland body at a recent North South Ministerial […]