UCC part of thyroid study

UCC part of thyroid study

Picture: Researchers who will participate in a new research project on people who suffer from a mildly underactive thyroid gland: Dr Patricia Kearney, UCC; Professor Nicolas Rodondi, University of Bern; Professor Jacobijn Gussekloo, Leiden University Medical Centre; Professor David Stott, University of Glasgow; Professor Rudi Westendorp, Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing. Dr Patricia Kearney, […]

Mallow A&E to remain open

“The People of the greater North Cork area breathed a sigh of relief this week in hearing the news that no changes are to happen to the A and E services in the hospital until the replacement services are put in place” so said the spokesman of the Friends of Mallow Hospital Cllr. Noel O […]

Cork’s Billy Twomey has bad day

TIPPERARY’S Denis Lynch was the only rider of the Irish trio competing in this afternoon’s World Cup class at Lyon in France to make it through to the jump-off, but a single fence down left him in sixth place overall, with Sweden’s Rolf-Göran Bengtsson claiming the 60,000 euro winner’s prize on the bay stallion Casall […]

Stop the Bangers

As Halloween approaches the annual problem of illegal fireworks and bangers – which emit loud noises – has arrived in Cork. Since 2006 it has been an offence to be in possession of bangers. Gardai say the explosive devices have the power to cause injuries, and disturb animals and residents. The most common banger is […]

Skibb test centre is safe says Lab TD

Labour TD (and previous Senator) for Cork South-West Michael McCarthy has been assured by the Road Safety Authority that there are no plans to close the Skibbereen Driving Test Centre. “Following local reports that the Skibbereen Driving Test Centre is facing closure, I immediately contacted the RSA and sought assurances from them that there were […]

Salt to be stored in Counrty Cork

As winter approaches…. The National Roads Authority is to provide 613 thousand euro for a “salt barn” in Ballincollig, and another in Skibbereen. They will hold 1300 tonnes of salt each for use on roads across Cork. Construction will begun at the end of October, to finish before Christmas. Fine Gael Councillor, Derry Canty welcomed […]

Speed limit to be restored on old Cork to Dublin Road

A SECTION of the old Cork to Dublin road, famous for speedtraps, is to have its speed limit INCREASED! from the end of the month. When the motorway Bypassing Fermoy opened in October 2006, the speed limit on the old N8 fell from 100 kilometres to 80, after is was downgraded to a “Regional Road” […]

Mizen Bridge in line for awards

In West Cork, the new Mizen Head foot-bridge, which was offically opened last month, is in with a chance of winning THREE separate awards. In Ireland… The “Engineering Project of the Year” and “Public Service Excellence Award” and in Britain… it’s up against Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the The “Institute of Structural Engineers: Heritage Re-construction […]

Brian Crowley not interested in FF Presidential Race

Brian Crowley not interested in FF Presidential Race

The Cork based Fianna Fail MEP Brian Crowley will not contest the Presidential Election for his party. Mr Crowley, said he will not seek the parties nomination because it is “divided on its electoral approach”. He also said the Fianna Fáil leadership has demonstrated that it does NOT want an “internal party candidate” A Fianna […]

Dursey Cable Car

The Dursey Cable Car, in West Cork, will remain open throughout the day on weekdays for the next six weeks on a pilot basis. The service will now operate continuously between 9.00am and 5.00pm weekdays, maximum six passengers per trip. There is a midday break in service on Saturday and two breaks on Sunday Revised […]