Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per year, […]

[Audio] Cork University Hospital catching up on blood test backlog following IT system failure

29th August 2014, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Some patients who underwent blood testing at Cork University Hospital in the past fortnight could be re-tested. It follows the failure of an IT computer system used in the Hospitals Laboratory. The system is working today (Friday), but it will take weeks for all Departments to ascertain […]

[Audio] Plenty of Cork courses for Leaving Cert students

13th August 2014, 1pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There are many options available for Leaving Cert students. That’s the message from Guidance Counsellors. Many people today have secure 6 A1’s and more! but other students have not secured the grades they believe they need for their chosen CAO course, or might be considering a FETAC […]

[Audio] Lusitania plans taking shape in Cork

12th August 201 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Plans to mark the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania NEXT YEAR are progressing. May 7th 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of the World War I tragedy Almost 2000 people lost their lives back in 1915 when the passenger liner was torpedoed by a German U-Boat. […]

[Audio] Cork County Mayor vs Irish Water

8th August 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “Irish Water have insulted Cork County Council, and its elected members” That’s the view of the County Mayor. Irish Water have refused to send representatives to Council meetings where water and sewerage projects are being discussed. The 55 elected County Councillors are growing frustrated about the lack of […]

Cork County Council loses another function

16 July 2012 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Editorial: Councils across Ireland are voting themselves out of existence as their race to become like the Seanad. Cork County Council already dumped its waste collection business. It will lose water to “Irish Water”, and now it has lost its role in waste collection permits. A QUANGO called […]