Strike solve stalemate says Socialist

Strike solve stalemate says Socialist

Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry said this morning that Irish workers should “speak French” and follow the example of striking French workers in combatting austerity policies. French workers undertake their sixth national strike in a month today in advance of Thursday’s Senate vote on plans to increase the age at which French people are entitled […]

UCC and CIT play Australia

UCC/CIT will play the Australian International Rules Team on Wednesday, October 20th in Páirc Uí Rinn at 6pm. The Cork team will contain the cream of young intercounty talent from both Colleges including many who featured on the winning All-Ireland Football Team. Unfortunately, UCC’s All Star, Shane O’Neill will be an absentee due to Club […]

October General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

New appointments: Father Gearóid Dullea, Father Seán Maher Father Gearóid Dullea, Diocese of Cork and Ross, has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Irish Episcopal Conference. Father Dullea previously worked as the National Coordinator of the formation programme for the Permanent Diaconate. Father Dullea succeeds Monsignor Eamon Martin who is returning to his native Diocese […]

Cork is driving force for regeneration of south

Cork is driving force for regeneration of south

Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator, Jerry Buttimer, said the National Spatial Strategy is the engine that has the potential to drive Cork and the entire southern region forward so that it can fully realise its potential. “Implementation of the National Spatial Strategy presents a huge challenge given that we now live in a different […]

Graduate unemployment

Graduate unemployment

Fine Gael Innovation & Research Spokesperson Deirdre Clune TD has challenged Enterprise Minister Batt O’Keeffe TD to ‘ramp up’ the Government’s initiatives to tackle graduate unemployment. Minister O’Keeffe claims the Government has been pro-active in addressing the growing problem of graduate unemployment – but the reality is totally different. The Government has a target of […]

Sustainable Clonakilty

Clonakily’s “Energy Week 2010” which takes place from Today – Monday 18th – and runs ’til to Sunday 24th October in West Cork The programme was jointly launched by: Cllr. Kevin O’ Regan, Mayor of Clonakilty and Cllr. Jim Daly, Mayor of County Cork on Monday 4th October at The new Waterfront Complex (opposite Euro […]

Rathduff accident

Gardaí at Blarney are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 9.30am this morning, Friday 15th October 2010. It happened on the N20 near the village of Rathduff and involved an articulated truck and a car. The 41 year old male driver and sole occupant of the car was taken to Cork […]

Cork TD warns of diabetes dangers

Cork North West TD, Michael Creed has called for the implementation of a National foot screening programme as proposed by the Diabetes Federation of Ireland. Commenting on figures provided by the Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Deputy Creed said: “Diabetes is at an epidemic rate in this country with an estimated 150,000 sufferers. Diabetics are prone […]

New hospital opens in Mahon, Cork

New hospital opens in Mahon, Cork

Cork’s first private hospital for almost 90 years has been officially opened today by the Junior Minister for Trade and Commerce, Billy Kelleher. The Cork Medical Centre, at City Gate in Mahon, is described by its developers as the most advanced and best equipped hospital in Ireland. It boasts 75 single rooms, and a bank […]

Government limos must go, says Cllr Mick Barry

Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry this morning called for the abolition of the fleet of state cars used to ferry Government Ministers and ex-Taoisigh around the country as news emerged that the cost to the taxpayer this year would come to 5 million euro. There are currently 26 cars in the fleet including 7 Mercedes, […]