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 […]

Trade union concerned for Cork library staff

18 February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 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 bryan@TheCork.ie 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 David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan 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 has […]

Cork MEP to go on ‘Language Strike’ in Brussels

Cork MEP to go on ‘Language Strike’ in Brussels

17 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada said that she will begin a ‘stailc teanga’ today, lasting until the end of Seachtan na Gaeilge as a protest against the derogation on Irish in the EU and to highlight the Irish Government’s lack of movement in securing an end to […]

FF hold meeting on Youth Mental Health in Charleville

FF hold meeting on Youth Mental Health in Charleville

17 February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil is set to hold a public meeting in Charleville to discuss Youth Mental Health. The meeting will be held at the Charleville Park Hotel at 8PM on 2nd March next. Guest speakers include Emma Walsh, mother of the late Donal Walsh and founder of the #LiveLife […]

What is the future of Local Government in Cork?

15 February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council will host a breakfast seminar from 7.30am tomorrow, Tuesday February 17th, in the Clarion Hotel, the purpose of which is to inform and stimulate the debate around the future of local governance in Cork. The stimulation of debate around the best mechanism for local governance […]