Cork-Limerick road needs bypasses says Council

The decision by the Government to cancel the Cork-Limerick Motorway has been criticised by Councillors again. The “M20” would have cut travel time between the two cities by half an hour but the Minister for Transport confirmed in November that the project, along with others in Dublin, was being scrapped as his Department was was […]

Universal Health Insurance Impossible as Govt Pushes Costs Higher – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has criticised the 40% increase in the levy on health insurance policies, describing it as a direct attack on those already struggling meet their financial commitments. Deputy Kelleher said: ‘This is an extraordinary increase and I believe it will result in higher health insurance premiums for the public.  It […]

Free Clinics to end

Free monthly Blood Pressure and Cholesterol clinics which had been provided by the Irish Heart Foundation in Cork for the past 20 years will stop in 2012. The Foundation says it’s due to a shortage of funding. Thousands of people in the City Centre, Midleton, Carrigaline, Ballinlough, and Farranree had availailed of the free services. […]

Cobh prepares for Titanic commenerations

The town of Cobh is looking forward to 12 months of increased tourism. New Years Day, marked the Beginning of Titanic 100, a year of events,  centred around April when it will be a century exactly since the ill fated ship left off Roche’s Point and headed to the Atlantic. Yesterday there was a gun […]

Vita Cortex protest

Over 550 people have turned up to show their solidarity with workers at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork. 32 former staff members have been staging a sit in protest at the Kinsale Road factory since mid-December when they were let go and heard they would NOT receive their full redundancy payments. Vita Cortex claims […]

Cork Bingo Hall visited by Gardai again

A legal saga surrounding a new Bingo Hall in Cork continued last night (Sunday, 1st January 2012) Gardai again seized books from “Rock Bingo” which is located in the former Water’s Glass building in Togher. At 7pm the game organisers opened their doors for the New Year, having secured a declaration from the High Court […]

Stretcher Push in West Cork

Stretcher Push in West Cork

31st December 2011 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A campaign group in West Cork , opposed to the H.S.E`s proposed ambulance changes have completed a “stretcher push” from Skibbereen to Bantry. “West Cork SOS” is against the downgrading of Skibbereens ambulance service to a Rapid Response Vehicle. The H.S.E says it will improve the service to […]

Cork Students Get Working on â

While many secondary school students are using the Christmas holidays as a well deserved break from their books, hundreds of budding innovators nationwide still have their minds firmly at work. Students across the country are using their free time as an opportunity to develop their ideas for the Green Dragon National Heat in February. Agri […]

FF publishes bill to bring greater transparency to complaints record of financial institutions

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson – Carrigaline based Michael McGrath TD – has published a Bill empowering the Financial Services Ombudsman to publish and report upon complaints, investigations and adjudications against regulated financial service providers. Deputy McGrath stated, “It has long been the stated position of the Financial Services Ombudsman that the public interest would be […]

Mr Murphy lands Limerick feature for Burke

MALLOW TRAINER Liam Burke sent out 16-1 outsider Mr Murphy to win the feature Grade 3 Doran’s Pride Novice Hurdle at Limerick today. Mr Murphy was given a superb ride from Shay Barry and battled on bravely to beat favourite Please Talk in a thrilling finish. The winner is owned by Hans Joerg Zindel.