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, […]

Cork City face Ballybofey

Cork City (no longer known as FORAS co-op) make the long trip to Ballybofey tomorrow night with manager Tommy Dunne facing somewhat of a selection headache, with the Rebel Army missing several players. Midfielder George O’Callaghan misses the trip as his partner is expecting their second child, while Eoghan Lougheed, Neal Horgan and Billy Woods […]

Water off in Doneraile

Cork County Council wishes to announce that due to a watermain break at Carrigeen, Doneraile, water will be turned off from 9am-4pm Friday October 15th next to facilitate repairs. The following locations will be without water for that period: Carrigeen & surrounding areas. Cork County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

A stick in time saves nine – says Clune

THE HSE spent €239m treating food diseases in people with diabetes that could have been prevented if a screening services had been established according to the new diabetes advocacy group, Diabetes Action. The group, who recently launched their campaign ‘Half the Service, Half the Care’ have highlighted that the HSE could have saved over €200m, […]

Scrap ESB and Bord Gais Rebranding says Kathleen Lynch

Scrap ESB and Bord Gais Rebranding says Kathleen Lynch

Cork North Central TD Kathleen Lynch has called for a scrapping of the planned rebranding of Bord Gais and the ESB which is expected to cost €80 million and that this money be redirected to fight the current hardship being encounterd by their customers. The Labour TD was speaking in the Dail last night on […]

Cork could be flooded again says Fine Gael TD

ALMOST a year after floods devastated Cork city centre causing an estimated €100 million worth of damage to homes and businesses, repairs have not even begun to the damaged quay walls in the city centre according to local TD Bernard Allen. The Fine Gael TD said, “It is almost a year now since floods devastated […]

Cork fairs well in NBC/Macra sports competition

Four Cork Clubs are among the 25 teams who will take part in the finals of the Macra na Feirme National Bowling competition kindly sponsored by the National Dairy Council. The final will take place in Cosmic Bowling in Tullamore this Sunday, the 17th October. The Cork teams are Freemount from Avondhu, Ballinascarthy from Carbery, […]

Mansergh to give flood speech in Skibbereen

Minister Martin Mansergh has agreed to give the keynote speech at the National Flood Forum in Skibbereen next month, according to Cork South West Fianna Fáil TD Christy O’Sullivan. Deputy O’Sullivan had been in contact with the Minister to attend the function which will look to address some of the various flooding problems that have […]

Taoiseach welcomes strengthening of Irish/Asian Links

The Taoiseach, Brian Cowen TD has welcomed to Government Buildings the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist, Guan Mingang, who will deliver the Inaugural Lecture of Oriental Arts Lecture Series, initiated by Sheppard’s Irish Auction House and University College, Cork. This is a three year lecture series. The Taoiseach said: “I am delighted to endorse the steps […]

Cork survives the VEC axe

The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms. Mary Coughlan, T.D., today announced that the Government had agreed a restructuring of the Vocational Education Committee system, involving a reduction in the number of VECs from 33 to 16 through the merger of existing VECs. Announcing the decision, the Tánaiste said: “This decision is part […]

Marie Keating Foundation arrives in Co Cork

The Marie Keating Foundation will arrive in Mill Street Day Centre today at 7:30pm, Boots Pharmacy, Patrick Street on October 14th, Forristals Pharmacy, Pearse Street, Clonakilty on October 15th and in McSweeney’s Pharmacy, Midleton on October 22nd. The Marie Keating Foundation has three purpose built mobile units which travel in the Eastern, Western and Southern […]