Save heel prick data – says Kelleher

Save heel prick data – says Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher will move a Bill in the Dáil today (Tuesday) aimed at preventing the destruction of important heel prick data.**** ** ** After raising the matter on Topical Issue debates in the Dáil two weeks ago, Deputy Kelleher submitted a Bill on protecting heel prick data to the Ceann Comhairle’s […]

Pay Parking in Carrigaline

More details have emerged of plans to introduce pay parking in Carrigaline. County Council officials want to charge 80 cents for street spaces and 1 euro for the Owenboy car-park The goal is stop City commuters and staff from taking up valuable spaces, and in turn encourage shoppers back into the village during the day. […]

FG Cllr wants independent enquiry into Blackpool floods

By David O’Sullivan There have been calls for an independent enquiry into what caused last weeks floods in Blackpool, Cork. A short City Council report given to Councillors blames blocked trash screens and NOT reduced culvert capacity But Fine Gael Cllr Patricia Gosch says it was a man-made flood because 15 tonnes rock or “bollards” […]

Council workers suspended after filling pothole

By TheCork.ie Council Reporter Three employees of Cork County County have been suspended for filling a pothole! At todays’ Council meeting County Councillors, including the Mayor, called it “Health and safety gone mad”. But the County Manager Martin Riordan says the Council has to follow Health and Safety Legislation. The incident took place when Council […]

No money for Spike Island Tourist plans

No money for Spike Island Tourist plans

By David O’Sullivan A plan to develop Spike Island in Cork Harbour into a massive tourist attraction, and create 190 jobs has been put on hold. It had been hoped that Failte Ireland would give Cork County Council four million euro for phase one but the Council’s application for funding has been turned down. The […]

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 […]