Rockchapel water off

Rockchapel water off

The water supply in Rockchapel Village (North County Cork) and the terrace will be disrupted Friday, 22nd October, 2010 from 09.30am to 3.30pm due to essential repairs. Water will be restored as quickly as possible. Cork County Council regrets any inconvenience caused to the public.

FG reveals HSE spend on agency staff in Cork Hospitals last year

Fine Gael Mayo Deputy John O’Mahony today (Thursday) published new figures showing the HSE spent €5,693,471 on agency staff in Cork Hospitals last year. The Fine Gael Health Spokesperson & Deputy Leader, Dr James Reilly TD said the ‘incredibly high spend exposes false economies in health service budgeting’. Deputy John O’Mahony said: “These figures are […]

Passengers are more important than profit says Clune

Passengers are more important than profit says Clune

ELDERLY people and those with special needs are not getting the service they require, or deserve, when they fly in or out of Cork Airport. “Airlines using Cork airport are refusing to use the airbridges available because they can’t achieve the required turnaround time. This is not acceptable. Cork airport is a new state of […]

Cork’s Batt O’Keeffe backs 600 jobs

Cork’s Batt O’Keeffe backs 600 jobs

Science body backs 600 research-industry links for ‘smart’ jobs – Minister O’Keeffe SFI marks decade of discovery, research and teamwork The Government’s science agency, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), backed more than 600 partnerships between research teams and firms last year in a move aimed at generating high-quality jobs, according to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade […]

We must review the semi state CEO salaries says McGrath

We must review the semi state CEO salaries says McGrath

Cork South Central Fianna Fáil T.D. Michael McGrath has been informed by the Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan T.D. that a group will be appointed shortly to review the remuneration packages of the chief executives of commercial state-sponsored bodies. Minister Lenihan was responding to a parliamentary question submitted by Deputy McGrath. Deputy McGrath had also […]

Most Cork builders are willing to work for free

Most Cork builders are willing to work for free

More than half (53 per cent) of the professional construction industry in Cork would work for free if it meant they could secure work in their profession. That’s one of the main findings of a survey by Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, who spoke to senior qualified individuals […]

Green Party must get off the fence on flooding report says Labours Lynch

Green Party must get off the fence on flooding report says Labours Lynch

When it comes to dealing with the aftermath of the last November’s devastating floods in Cork the game of pass the parcel has become the national pastime as far as the Green Party s concerned. Earlier this year, the Oireachtas Environment Committee published a report on the floods, a report that on my insistence included […]

Cork Senator Denis O’Donovan rejoins Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party

Cork Senator Denis O’Donovan rejoins Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party

Cork South West Senator Denis O’Donovan has rejoined the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party. Senator O’Donovan had lost the party whip last June in a dispute over rural pursuits, however those issues were subsequently addressed in the Dáil and Senator O’Donovan is now back in the Fianna Fáil fold. “I’m delighted to once again be a […]

Home Help Service in Firing Line

Home Help Service in Firing Line

Socialist Party councillor and HSE Forum South member Mick Barry this morning warned that the future of the country’s state-run home help services could be under threat with the Government planning up to a billion euro in health cuts in December’s Budget. He said: “The HSE’s home help service has been badly cut back in […]

Carbery Plastics rethink Recycle and Remodel

Clonakilty based manufacturing company Carbery Plastics Ltd is spearheading new production techniques which use recycled plastic to make compost bins, fuel bunker stands and radon sumps. Gearóid Buckley of Carbery Plastics said “naturally we have some waste plastic products which doesn’t pass our strict quality control tests. Instead of disposing of this, we are able […]