Cork could be flooded again says Fine Gael TD

ALMOST a year after floods devastated Cork city centre causing an estimated €100 million worth of damage to homes and businesses, repairs have not even begun to the damaged quay walls in the city centre according to local TD Bernard Allen. The Fine Gael TD said, “It is almost a year now since floods devastated […]

Cork fairs well in NBC/Macra sports competition

Four Cork Clubs are among the 25 teams who will take part in the finals of the Macra na Feirme National Bowling competition kindly sponsored by the National Dairy Council. The final will take place in Cosmic Bowling in Tullamore this Sunday, the 17th October. The Cork teams are Freemount from Avondhu, Ballinascarthy from Carbery, […]

Mansergh to give flood speech in Skibbereen

Minister Martin Mansergh has agreed to give the keynote speech at the National Flood Forum in Skibbereen next month, according to Cork South West Fianna Fáil TD Christy O’Sullivan. Deputy O’Sullivan had been in contact with the Minister to attend the function which will look to address some of the various flooding problems that have […]

Taoiseach welcomes strengthening of Irish/Asian Links

The Taoiseach, Brian Cowen TD has welcomed to Government Buildings the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist, Guan Mingang, who will deliver the Inaugural Lecture of Oriental Arts Lecture Series, initiated by Sheppard’s Irish Auction House and University College, Cork. This is a three year lecture series. The Taoiseach said: “I am delighted to endorse the steps […]

Cork survives the VEC axe

The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms. Mary Coughlan, T.D., today announced that the Government had agreed a restructuring of the Vocational Education Committee system, involving a reduction in the number of VECs from 33 to 16 through the merger of existing VECs. Announcing the decision, the Tánaiste said: “This decision is part […]

Marie Keating Foundation arrives in Co Cork

The Marie Keating Foundation will arrive in Mill Street Day Centre today at 7:30pm, Boots Pharmacy, Patrick Street on October 14th, Forristals Pharmacy, Pearse Street, Clonakilty on October 15th and in McSweeney’s Pharmacy, Midleton on October 22nd. The Marie Keating Foundation has three purpose built mobile units which travel in the Eastern, Western and Southern […]

Coveney plans no-strike clause for air traffic controllers

With European airspace again in turmoil due to yet another strike by overseas air traffic controllers, Fine Gael Transport Spokesman Simon Coveney has said he will legislate to prevent the Irish air traffic controllers from striking in the future in the national interest, to protect an essential service. Connections to France and further afield have […]

Charleville goes dry

Cork County Council wishes to announce that due to the prolonged dry spells of late, it will be necessary to turn off water supply to Charleville town and surrounding areas tonight from 10.30pm-7.30am to conserve supplies. Cork County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

Cork Sports Partnership Awards Scheme

Cork Sports Partnership Awards Scheme

12 October 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie These awards, promoted by the Cork Sports Partnership, an initiative of the Irish Sports Council, recognise the achievements and dedication of local sports people, volunteers and coaches of all ages, across all sports and communities in Cork. Local people, sports clubs, schools, higher and further education establishments, community […]

Eating disorders must be catered for

CORK’s new psychiatric hospital must have beds dedicated to young people suffering with eating disorders according to Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael TD. Speaking on the eve of World Mental Health Week, Deputy Clune said the new services, which are set to open in Cork before the end of the year, must cater for the desperate […]