Walk off the Mince Pies – Coillte Forests in Cork are open

Walk off the Mince Pies – Coillte Forests in Cork are open

26 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Coillte Ireland’s national forestry company, is encouraging people to take to the great outdoors this Christmas in Cork and make use of the Forest Parks and trail network in the county. Nationwide Coillte Forest Parks offer a wonderful array of facilities including children’s playgrounds, marked walking and […]

Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Cork

Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Cork

23 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A message from Bishops Paul Colton (COI) and John Buckley (RC) As the season of Christmas approaches, as Bishops of Cork, we pray that God will bless all of you during the forthcoming feast and the year ahead. Our celebrations this year take place against the background of […]

Has the Teaching Council of Ireland threatened Cork teachers?

Has the Teaching Council of Ireland threatened Cork teachers?

22 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Jonathan O’Brien TD calls for clarity from Teaching Council of Ireland. Speaking today, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy O’Brien called for further clarity from the Teaching Council regarding their policy on payment of the registration fee prior commencement of Section 30 of the Teaching Council Acts 2001 – […]

9 Hour Emergency Department waiting time is Not Acceptable – says Cork TD

9 Hour Emergency Department waiting time is Not Acceptable – says Cork TD

22 Dceember 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher says the ongoing retention of a 9 hour target for an Emergency Department stay is yet another example of the Government diminishing expectations and is an admission that it has failed to implement the HSE’s own 6 hour target in the Emergency […]

Two women die in Fermoy crash

Two women die in Fermoy crash

22 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Gardaí are investigating a fatal traffic collision on the R667 Fermoy to Ballyduff Road at 11.20am today 22nd December 2015. CORK: The Fermoy/ Ballyduff Rd (R666) is closed at the jct with the local Kilworth Rd (R667) due to a serious crash. Use alternative routes. — AA Roadwatch […]

Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada reiterates call for the Irish government to take action on super trawlers

Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada reiterates call for the Irish government to take action on super trawlers

22 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada, has reiterated her call for the Irish government to take action on super trawlers, otherwise known as freezer factory vessels. “Since November, these vessels have been netting huge quantities of fish all along the Irish west and north-west coast. “Not a single […]

Cork TD warns that economy could slow again, suggests establishing ‘rainy day fund’

Cork TD warns that economy could slow again, suggests establishing ‘rainy day fund’

22 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil publish plans for ‘Rainy Day Fund’ to cushion future slowdown – Pledge will form key part of manifesto Fianna Fáil has today announced plans for the establishment of a fund administered by the NTMA to hold any further windfall gains from Corporation Tax and other […]

Happy Christmas from Cork City Council

Happy Christmas from Cork City Council

22 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie With Christmas now upon us, City Council staff are entering into the Christmas spirit. Chief among them is Denis Crowley, of the City Council’s Recreation, Amenity & Culture Directorate, who in the true festive spirit has gone to exceptional trouble to decorate his work van. It’s certainly an […]

‘Voluntary’ school payments will come to an end – says West Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly

‘Voluntary’ school payments will come to an end – says West Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly

22 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Government will increase grants for schools Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly, who also is Vice Chairman of the Oireachtas Education Committee, has welcomed the news that the practise of primary schools demanding cash payments from parents will come to an end. “This is an issue […]

521 part-time Government jobs to be created in Cork

521 part-time Government jobs to be created in Cork

21 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie 521 Jobs to be created in Cork? Yes but the roles are only on a fixed term basis of 10 weeks.  The pay will be €2,400. The Central Statistics Office is advising anyone interested in becoming a census enumerator to apply on 5th January, the first day the […]