Women should be more involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – Minister

Women should be more involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – Minister

12 February 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie According to the Higher Education Authority, the number of females taking up Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and third level courses has declined significantly during the last decade. In a bid to curb this decline, a new initiative called I Wish invited more than 1,000 female […]

Govt focus on regional job creation will benefit West Cork – Harrington

12 February 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington has today welcomed today’s launch of the Action Plan for Jobs – Regional by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. This is a five year, €250million strategy aimed at accelerating the jobs recovery in every […]

€50,000 for Cork Film and Jazz Festivals – Buttimer

12 February 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement of €50,000 in funding for Cork Film Festival and Cork Jazz Festival. “Both Cork Film Festival and Cork Jazz Festival are an integral part of Cork’s events calendar for and the announcement by Minister for […]

Education Minister Turns Sod on Skibbereen Community School

12 February 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D. today (Thursday) performed the official sod turning on the site of the new community school at Gortnacloughy, Skibbereen in Co. Cork. Construction is already underway at the 19 acre site, which will cater for 900 post-primary school students on […]

Actor tries Cork accent on US chat show… fails

10th February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Northern Ireland model, who has switched to being an actor was a good sport and tried the accent game on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, on Monday night. The usual stereotypical accents were in there: Scottish, French… but for some reason there was “County Cork” (we […]

Thank Mercy The Flu has Flown

10 February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Visiting restrictions at Cork’s Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Cork have been lifted and normal visiting arrangements have fully resumed. The management at the hospital have praised staff for dealing effectively with the recent cases of influenza and have also sincerely thanked the public for their cooperation with the […]

“Government remains fully committed to the Bandon Flood Relief Scheme”

10th February 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Jim Daly, met this week with Minister for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Simon Harris TD to discuss progress of the Bandon Flood Relief Scheme. Speaking following the meeting, Deputy Daly said: “the Government remains fully committed to the provision […]

Local Cork industry focus firmly on Wild Atlantic Way

10th February 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fáilte Ireland today met members of the Cork tourism industry in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Roscarberry part of a series of Fáilte Ireland briefings, with a focus on the Wild Atlantic Way. Over the coming week a number of workshops will take place along the Wild Atlantic Way […]

Cork City Council house vacant for… 6 years!

10th February 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork North Central Cllr. Thomas Gould has described revelations at last night’s Cork City Council meeting that one vacant house that had been refurbished in 2014 and had been vacant for 2,282 days or over six years, as a disgrace. Cllr. Gould describe this figure as […]