HSE clarifies ambulance response times to tragic incident in Midleton

HSE clarifies ambulance response times to tragic incident in Midleton

25th March 2013 By TheCork.ie Health Reporter news@TheCork.ie The HSE wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the Casey Butler family on their tragic loss. Here is a statement received from the agency today: Following the tragic incident in Midleton, Co Cork on Saturday last, the HSE South is liaising with the community in Midleton […]

House sales in Cork up 23 percent

House sales in Cork up 23 percent

The number of property transactions in Cork last year rose by 23% compared to 2011 according to new analysis by leading property website MyHome.ie. There were 2,694 house sales in the city and county in 2012 – up from the 2,073 recorded the previous year – making it the most successful of the past three […]

Munster Rugby to sell part of Musgrave Park lands

*By David O’Sullivan* Munster Rugby is selling part of it’s Musgrave Park lands. It’s appointed Property Agents Savills Ireland to sell a strip of 1-point-1 acres which faces onto the Kinsale Road There’s a guide price of 400-thousand euro, and Munster Rugby say money raised through the sale of this unused land will go towards […]

FF leader Martin welcomes McAfee jobs

FF leader Martin welcomes McAfee jobs

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Micheál Martin, has welcomed the announcement that 60 new jobs are to be created at internet security firm McAfee in City Gate, Mahon. Deputy Martin commented: “The news today that McAfee is to create 60 new software engineering jobs at its premises in Mahon is most welcome. This […]

Brittany Ferries Re-Commences Sailings from Cork to Roscoff

Brittany Ferries Re-Commences Sailings from Cork to Roscoff

Brittany Ferries will re-commence their summer sailings from Cork to Roscoff starting this weekend, 23rd March 2013. The flagship MV Pont-Aven will operate every Saturday from the passenger terminal in Ringaskiddy until November 2013. Speaking about the upcoming 2013 season, General Manager of Brittany Ferries, Mr Hugh Bruton said: “This is always a busy time […]

Cork needs an “event centre” says Lord Mayor Buttimer

Cork needs an “event centre” says Lord Mayor Buttimer

Cllr John Buttimer, Lord Mayor of Cork, has severely criticised the delay by An Bord Pleanála in relation to the granting of planning permission for the Owen O’Callaghan proposed event centre on Albert Quay. Cllr Buttimer said, “It is unacceptable that developers and the City have to wait months for a crucial decision to be […]

Report on Mallow St Patrick’s Day ‘Gathering’ Parade

Report on Mallow St Patrick’s Day ‘Gathering’ Parade

20th March 2013 By Noel O’Connor (Mayor of Mallow) news@TheCork.ie There was a great atmosphere of fun and enjoyment in Mallow on the afternoon of Saint Patricks Day. At lunch time Mayor Mallow, Cllr. Noel O Connor, hosted a Gathering event to celebrate those returning to Mallow for the year of the ‘Gathering’. Special guest […]

Editorial: Phone Parking in Cork is too expensive

Editorial: Phone Parking in Cork is too expensive

If you want to park on the streets of Cork City the you need to display a paper “parking disc” or you can use a park by phone service run by ParkMagic I use ParkMagic While the cost of parking is EUR 2, just like a paper disc, their ancillary charges keep rising meaning that […]

Best Practice Award for Vhi Medical Centre, CityGate.

Best Practice Award for Vhi Medical Centre, CityGate.

The Vhi Medical Centre, Cork, was awarded the prestigious “General Healthcare Centre of the Year 2013” at the 2013 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards recently. The awards recognise excellence and best practice in Ireland’s National and Community Healthcare Sector. The Vhi Medical Centre, which opened in CityGate Mahon in 2010, provides screening services for Vhi Healthcare […]

Quality Hotels West Cork Rally 2013 Final Report

Quality Hotels West Cork Rally 2013 Final Report

The 35th Quality Hotels West Cork Rally took place on the weekend of the 16th & 17th March. Despite the tough economic conditions 128 cars took to the start in the main field. Daragh O’Riordan who won the event in 2012 was the top seed and his new Ford Fiesta WRC was certainly the centre […]