ENTERTAINMENT: Gala Fundraising Ball will fundraise for Cork University Hospital patient care

ENTERTAINMENT: Gala Fundraising Ball will fundraise for Cork University Hospital patient care

16 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork University Hospital Charity Gala Fundraising Ball to raise vital funds for patient care Cork University Hospital (CUH) Charity will hold its annual Gala Fundraising Ball, sponsored by BAM Ireland, on Friday October 6th, at Fota Island Resort, East Cork. All funds raised will go towards initiatives such […]

USELESS DEGREES: Apprenticeships can be better and cheaper than University – Cork MEP

USELESS DEGREES: Apprenticeships can be better and cheaper than University – Cork MEP

16 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called for more targeted funding which focuses on the expansion of apprenticeships, the profiling of jobseekers and the National Skills Strategy. Speaking as students around the country collected their leaving cert results, the Cork based MEP – who is a member of […]

LEAVING CERT: Students and parents can call eir Freephone Helpline on 1800 265 165

LEAVING CERT: Students and parents can call eir Freephone Helpline on 1800 265 165

16 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Are you uncertain about your Leaving Cert results and what they mean for you? The Exam Helpline 2017, provided by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp) and sponsored by eir, will open next Wednesday (16th August) offering confidential advice, information and support to Cork students receiving their […]

LEAVING CERT: Free Nando’s chicken for all Leaving Cert students on Results Day

LEAVING CERT: Free Nando’s chicken for all Leaving Cert students on Results Day

15 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Whatever Leaving Cert results day brings this year, Nando’s will be stepping up once again to offer some free PERi-PERi goodness in support of 2017 school leavers. Tomorrow. on 16th August, throughout Ireland, anyone picking up their Leaving Cert (or equivalent) results will be able to grab themselves […]

BOUNDARY EXTENSION: Cork CITY Council wants a ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ gain in land, not a ‘LIMITED’ one

BOUNDARY EXTENSION: Cork CITY Council wants a ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ gain in land, not a ‘LIMITED’ one

15 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald has said Cork City Council’s long held vision is that the city needs a substantial boundary extension if it is to compete internationally for investment and act as a sustainable counterbalance to Dublin. The Lord Mayor re-iterated that the MacKinnon report […]

POLITICS: Republic should start planning for Irish Unification with Northern Ireland – says Cork TD at conference

POLITICS: Republic should start planning for Irish Unification with Northern Ireland – says Cork TD at conference

15 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh O Laoghaire has called for all those who support Irish unity to work together to achieve it. Speaking in Derry at a debate on Irish unity as part of Gasyard Feile ’17, the Cork South Central TD said: “The next few years will change […]

HOUSING CRISIS: Irish mortgage rates remain dramatically out of line with European norms – warns Cork TD

HOUSING CRISIS: Irish mortgage rates remain dramatically out of line with European norms – warns Cork TD

14 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Key elements of FF Bill on mortgage rates will proceed in autumn The latest Retail Interest Rates statistics published by the Central Bank show that mortgages rates are falling but certainly not at the same pace that deposit rates are falling, and mortgage rates in Ireland remain dramatically […]

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Ireland should join ‘CERN’ – says Cork Government Senator

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Ireland should join ‘CERN’ – says Cork Government Senator

14 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland should apply for full membership of CERN – the jewel in the crown of European scientific research, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Colm Burke said: “Twenty one European countries are members of CERN, while others are associate members. The Director General of CERN, Dr. Fabiola […]