Improved broadband for South and East Ireland

Improved broadband for South and East Ireland

24 February 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 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 David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan 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. Last […]

Ní Riada welcomes Fisheries Committee support for her Seafarers Report

24 February 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 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 […]

VIDEO: Another protest at Cork City Council meeting over water charges

24 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan (video from YouTube/Eoin English) Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning said that no Council in the country should be off limits for protests such as that seen at Cork’s City Hall last night as long as anti water charges campaigners are in prison and being treated […]

This week at Curraheen Park

24 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 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 Food […]

Cork Teacher wins INTO Bursary

Cork Teacher wins INTO Bursary

18 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan 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 level […]

Trip Advisor loves Inchydoney!

18 February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 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 O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 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 O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 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 bryan@TheCork.ie 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 […]

AA says it can’t fill jobs for qualified mechanics in Cork

AA says it can’t fill jobs for qualified mechanics in Cork

18 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Ireland’s major motoring organisation and insurance provider is hiring qualified mechanics to join its fleet of roadside Patrols. But the AA’s recruitment drive has hit a problem in the rebel county – with 3 full-time jobs to fill in Cork they have come against a shortage of qualified […]