Cuts to LEADER Programme “a nightmare” for Rural Cork

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election candidate for Cork South West Rachel McCarthy has described the news of massive cuts to Leader Programme funding as a “nightmare for rural Cork”. Cllr McCarthy was responding to cuts announced by Ministers Alan Kelly and Ann Phelan in which LEADER programme […]

CIT Entrepreneur of Year

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan The CIT Entrepreneur of Year will be announced, and €10,000 will be awarded in prizes, at an Award Ceremony at Cork Institute of Technology today, one of the final events during CIT’s Innovation Week. This year marks thirteen years of the highly successful Local Enterprise Offices Cork, CIT […]

Is Cork the Region with Best Use of Food Potential in Ireland?

12 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan The search has begun to find the region in Ireland which has best used its local food potential to grow visitor numbers. Fáilte Ireland, is inviting entries for the EDEN competition, an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union, which is currently being held […]

Future of Hurley stick in doubt, but Cork company has the answer

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan A Cork company could help eliminate the ash dieback disease that is killing ash trees in Ireland, according to Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly. “Cork-based Treemetrics company now has the technology and expertise to help tackle this disease using their satellite and online technologies. Satellite imagery can identify […]

Clune calls for stronger clampdown on online child sexual abuse

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Yesterday the European Parliament approved a resolution to fight online sexual abuse of children. Speaking after the vote Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said authorities must find ways to hunt down criminals who prey on, rape and kill thousands of children around the world every year. Speaking to […]

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

12 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth Speaking on Sinn Féin’s proposals to extend voting rights in presidential elections to 16 year olds, the party’s education spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that 16 year olds have competency in many areas according to the State and therefore should also be enfranchised to vote. The Cork North […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted from […]

AUDIO: Walkway named for Cork sports legend

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Plans to rename a walkway near Fitzgerald Park in the City after a soccer legend have come to fruition. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mary Shields, will finally unveil “The Noel Cantwell Walk” nameplate tomorrow morning. Back in October 2014 Cork City Council passed a resolution to […]

Customs seize Tobacco in Cork

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan As a result of an on-going operation focusing on the illegal importation of cigarettes and tobacco, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service, yesterday seized 17kgs of tobacco with an approximate retail value of €8,200  in Cork. Initially Revenue’s detection dog, Harvey, gave a positive reaction to a package containing […]

John B Keane lecture in Clonakilty

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Billy Keane, son of famous playwright John B. Keane, is guest speaker at the March lecture organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage. The event titled “The Life and Times of John B. Keane”, will take place at The ​Parish Centre, Clonakilty tonight at 8.30pm. One of Ireland’s most prolific […]

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