Improved broadband for South and East Ireland

Improved broadband for South and East Ireland

24 February 2015 By Tom Collins Cork County Councillor Kevin O’Keeffe, of the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly met European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu in Brussels today to sign the €498.2 m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) agreement for the Southern and Eastern region of Ireland. They were joined by Minister Brendan […]

AUDIO: Cork crisp company secures half-million euro investment

AUDIO: Cork crisp company secures half-million euro investment

24 February 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth The market for Gluten Free products is growing. An estimated 45,000 Irish people are now coeliac: meaning they must avoid wheat in the diet. Symptoms of gluten intolerance include fatigue, and weight loss. To cater for the increasing market many companies have been introducing gluten free foods. […]

Ní Riada welcomes Fisheries Committee support for her Seafarers Report

24 February 2015 By Bryan Smyth Speaking in Brussels today Liadh Ní Riada welcomed the huge support for her report on the proposed Seafarers Directive. The Sinn Féin MEP had been chosen by the Fisheries Committee to author a report on the proposed EU legislation. The Committee today adopted her opinion report by a […]

This week at Curraheen Park

24 February 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth This weeks Greyhound racing will begin on Friday 27th February with 11 races on the card. Saturday sees a Gala sponsored meeting in aid of Killeagh GAA Club. Also on Saturday night are the second round heats of The 2015 Greyhound & Petworld & Odds On Dog […]

Cork Teacher wins INTO Bursary

Cork Teacher wins INTO Bursary

18 February 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth Liam Clohessy, a native of Midleton, Cork and a class teacher in Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhalaigh in Rushbrook Cobh, Cork was announced as a winner of a bursary from the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) to help fund education research in Ireland. Mr. Clohessy’s research (to Doctorate […]

Trip Advisor loves Inchydoney!

18 February 2015 By Elaine Murphy Inchydoney in West Cork has claimed Trip Advisors’ top spot as the best beach in Ireland for a second year in a row. Local Labour TD McCarthy welcomed the news saying, “Ireland boasts some of the most spectacular and varied coast lines in all of Western Europe. With […]

Cork Minister Coveney reminds dairy farmers to stay within quota

18 February 2015 By Tom Collins Cork’s only senior Minister Simon Coveney TD, today announced that the total volume of milk supplies up to the end of January 2015 leaves Ireland 5.47% over-quota. The quota year will end on 31 March 2015 when EU milk quotas will be abolished., but until then Ireland has […]

Sinn Fein to select Cork South West General election candidate on Friday

18 February 2015 By Tom Collins Sinn Féin members and supporters from throughout West Cork are invited to the Clonakilty Hotel this Friday evening (20th) at 8pm where the convention to select the candidate to contest the upcoming General Election in Cork South West will be held. The convention will be chaired by Cork […]

Visiting restrictions remain in Mercy Hospital

18 February 2015 By Bryan Smyth Visiting restriction imposed yesterday (Tuesday February 17) due to an increased number of Influenza cases at Cork’s Mercy University Hospital (MUH) will remain in place for the next 24 hours and will be reviewed again tomorrow. The hospital has reintroduced visiting restrictions in the interest of patient safety […]

Trade union concerned for Cork library staff

18 February 2015 By Elaine Murphy Senior management in Cork City have written to IMPACT with concerns about the proposed amalgamation of cork city and county library services. It is understood that Cork County management share the same view. The councils are currently in discussions with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government […]

Childcare workers deserve fair wages – Sandra McLellan T.D.

17 February 2015 By Bryan Smyth Sinn Féin spokeswoman on Children Sandra McLellan (A Cork East TD) has offered her support to the childcare workers who are marching on the Dáil today. The protest which is being organised by the Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) aims to highlight the vital work carried out by […]

Flu strikes Mercy Hospital again

17 February 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth Just 7 days ago, 10 February, the all clear was given, but today the Mercy University Hospital (MUH) has reintroduced visiting restrictions due to new cases of influenza. The hospital is restricting hospital visiting with the exception of the children’s ward and critical care areas. The hospital […]