Cork people desperate for sun

While we wait in hope for Summer 2012 to fulfill its promise, Falcon Holidays and Cork Airport have been busy forward planning for Summer 2013! Leading tour operator, Falcon Holidays has launched its Summer Sun 2013 programme, with destinations like Lanzarote, Costa del Sol, Gran Canaria, Majorca and Costa Dorada already available for booking. Kevin […]

Extract from Davy Equity Morning Briefing

*FACTS:* Providence Resources has announced that it has acquired a part interest in five blocks, equivalent to a 500km sq area, located to the north and west of the existing Barryroe licence in the North Celtic Sea offshore Ireland. Its holding in the blocks is the same as its Barryroe interest at 80%, with Lansdowne […]

Postgraduate Loan Scheme Represents a Backwards Step for Higher-Level Education in Ireland

Sinn Fein’s North Cork City Cllr Mick Nugent has slated the government’s decision to push ahead with plans to scrap maintenance grants for new postgraduate students in favour of a controversial government backed loans scheme. Speaking after Bank of Ireland announced the details of the scheme yesterday, Cllr. Nugent said: “The scheme represent a serious […]

N25 Bandon/Sarsfield Interchanges Upgrade

Progress Update Motorists are advised that a further section of the new roadway adjoining the Dunnes Stores shopping centre will be opened to westbound traffic overnight tonight. Diversion of traffic onto the new section of roadway will take place after 10 pm and motorists are asked to pay particular attention to the new signage and […]

Senator Deirdre Clune welcomes loan scheme for UCC students

Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune is today (Wednesday) welcoming a new loan scheme which has been introduced to help UCC students fund the cost of their education. The Bank of Ireland loan is available for undergraduate students. Parents or guardians of undergraduate students can apply for the loan over a period of up to eight […]

Clonakilty to get new Gaelscoil building

Clonakilty Mayor, Cllr. Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin has welcomed today’s news that An Bórd Pleánala has granted planning permission for the construction of a new purpose-built Gaelscoil school building in the town. The Mayor (who also works as the Rúnaí Scoile – School Secretary at the Gaelscoil) said: “There will be a widespread “Céad Míle Fáilte” […]

19 percent decline in Cork house commencements

142 new housing units were commenced in the first four months of 2012 in Cork, according to new statistics released by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). This represents a drop of 33 units or 19% on the same period during 2011, when work began on 175 new units, according to the CIF’s latest Housing Statistics […]

BOI to offer new low-rate student loan scheme to UCC students

UCC have announced the arrival of a new low-rate loan scheme for undergraduate students, provided by Bank of Ireland, to cover the cost of the Student Contribution Charge, currently €2,250. The loan is available to parents or guardians of undergraduate students over a period of up to eight years. Announcing the new low-rate loan scheme, […]

Buttimer commits to contesting next general election in Cork South Central

Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has confirmed that he will contest the next General Election in the Cork South Central constituency. “The Constituency Commission Report recommended significant changes to Cork South Central. Since the publication of the report I have carefully considered its impact. I can confirm that it is my intention to continue my […]