Patrick’s Day Parade Programme launched

Up to 70,000 people from are expected to visit Cork City for this years Saint Patrick’s Festival The highlight will be the Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday the 17th of March. There will be other attractions on Sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th, making it into a three day festival The theme of the […]

Review of legislation on prostitution welcome – Clune

Fine Gael Cork Senator Deirdre has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement from Minister Shatter that a review of legislation on prostitution is to commence shortly.  The Minister has ensured everything that can reasonably be done to combat the exploitation of vulnerable persons through prostitution and human trafficking will be done. The law on prostitution is […]

Government continues to sit on Keane Report as mortgage arrears crisis deepens – McGrath

Government continues to sit on Keane Report as mortgage arrears crisis deepens – McGrath Govt received Keane report on 28 Sept 2011 and still no strategy announced Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the latest mortgage arrears statistics published by the Central Bank today underline once again the lack of a decisive Government […]

RBS 6 Nations and Triple Crown Trophies arrive in Cork

Young rugby players and fans from Colaiste Craoibhinn in Fermoy had a special sneak preview today of the prestigious RBS 6 Nations Trophy and Triple Crown courtesy of Ulster Bank, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), sponsors of the RBS 6 Nations Championship. Guests of honour were Munster and Ireland stalwarts, Alan […]

A busy year for Crosshaven RNLI

Crosshaven Lifeboat is one of the busiest in the country. The inshore boat launched 48 times last year , and assisted 43 people. The R-N-L-I have released their 2011 statistics They put Crosshaven as the second busiest just behind Howth lifeboat station in Dublin which had just two more launches. The R-N-L-I is a charity […]

Greens rue loss of ferry service

The Green Party Spokesperson for Transport and Tourism, Adam Douglas, has said today’s loss of the Fastnet Line service linking Ireland and Wales will have very severe effects for tourism in the Cork and Kerry Region. “Despite the best efforts of so many supporters, whether businesses, individuals or officials involved in the project, the region […]

Wales could provide last minute funds for Cork-Swansea Fery

Some members of the Welsh Assembly has expressed dissapointment that the Welsh Government is unlikely to invest in the Cork-Swansea Ferry any further. However, Hopes are still high that another body across the channel called “Finance Wales” might commit 800 thousand euro, as it has a level of independence from the Assembly. Enthuaism for the […]

Sinn Fein Protest Held in Bantry Against Anglo Handover

Sinn Fein Protest Held in Bantry Against Anglo Handover

Despite the inclement weather, a crowd of approximately 60 people gathered in Wolfe Tone Square in Bantry last Saturday to protest against the handover of billions of euro to Anglo bondholders. The hour long protest, following-on from the previous weeks demonstration in Dunmanway, was organised by West Cork Sinn Féin but was supported by people of various political […]

Ballyhea Bailout Protest stops traffic on main Cork-Limerick Road

Traffic on the Main Cork to Limerick road was brought to a halt for almost 15 minutes on Wednesday (26th Jan), and some 120 drivers were delayed, due to a financial protest. The long established “Ballyhea Bondholder Bailout Protest Group” were joined by some of the occupiers of Stapleton House who had travelled from Cork […]

Fastnet Line asks County Council for more funds

Following a period of examinership, the company which operates the Cork-Swansea Ferry, Fastnet Line Ship Holdings Ltd (owned by the West Cork Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd) and related companies are seeking support of the Cork County Council to fund the continued operation of the Cork Swansea ferry service. The period of examinership is coming to […]