IFA Deputy President Corkman Tim O’Leary meets Agri Minister Simon Coveney in relation to recent Floods

IFA Deputy President Corkman Tim O’Leary meets Agri Minister Simon Coveney in relation to recent Floods

8 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary (Cork) and Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley met with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (Cork) and OPW Minister Simon Harris last night to highlight the extent of the difficulties farmers are facing following recent flooding. At the meeting they reiterated the IFA’s call […]

Why are young women not attracted to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?

Why are young women not attracted to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?

8 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie There are not enough women entering into Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. In 2014 just 17% of entrants to third level courses in ICT were female, a figure that has been consistent since 2004[1]. Similarly only 24% of Engineering entrants are female. The situation is even […]

Berrings Macra from Cork are Macra na Feirme Women’s Soccer Champions

Berrings Macra from Cork are Macra na Feirme Women’s Soccer Champions

8 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie National Dairy Council Indoor Soccer Champions – Macra Berrings Macra, women’s team were the big winners at Macra’s NDC Indoor Soccer All-Ireland final last weekend. They beat Knockraha Macra, from Seandun Co Cork with that team taking second place. Redcross Macra, Wicklow took home the top men’s title […]

Fianna Fail Health spokesman (Cork TD Billy Kelleher) says waiting lists not being tackled by Government

Fianna Fail Health spokesman (Cork TD Billy Kelleher) says waiting lists not being tackled by Government

8 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “Minister Spins While Patients Wait”, “Targets to be hit by June missed again in November” That is the summary from Cork TD Billy Kelleher, he is not happy with the Government Waiting list targets to be achieved by the end of June have again been missed says Fianna […]

Cork Flood victims can apply for Social Welfare Humanitarian Assistance scheme

Cork Flood victims can apply for Social Welfare Humanitarian Assistance scheme

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If you have been flooded you may be able to get financial help from the Department of Social Protection’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme. The means-tested scheme provides emergency financial assistance to households who are not able to meet costs for essential needs immediately following flooding. The scheme aims to […]

Bus Éireann to provide extra services for Cork customers over Christmas period

Bus Éireann to provide extra services for Cork customers over Christmas period

7 December 2015, 1.20pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Travelling to Cork city to stock up on Christmas presents or socialise with friends and family over the festive period? Bus Éireann can take you there – and home again. Customers can choose from a number of value options, and leave the car behind. These include: · Nightrider […]

Cork Green Party candidate Oliver Moran condemns Government for Climate Change inaction

Cork Green Party candidate Oliver Moran condemns Government for Climate Change inaction

6 December 2015, 9.36pm By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party candidate for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, tonight expressed his concern for all affected by Storm Desmond and condemned Labour and Fine Gael’s approach to climate change. Mr Moran told TheCork.ie “The EPA is the state body responsible for environmental protection. In 2013, it […]

Cork County Council comments on this weekends #StormDesmond damage

Cork County Council comments on this weekends #StormDesmond damage

6 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie In the immediate aftermath of the impact of Storm Desmond both the Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey and the Mayor of the County, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea have expressed their recognition of the deep frustration and anger of many communities of Cork County at the […]

Urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract says Cork North Central Senator

Urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract says Cork North Central Senator

3 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “There is an urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract,” according to Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke. Senator Burke was speaking after raising the matter in the Seanad with Minister of State in the Department of […]

LED lighting introduced on Cork Islands

LED lighting introduced on Cork Islands

3 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is changing the Lights on its islands Cork County Council has instructed its Public Lighting Maintenance Contractor, Airtricity, to upgrade the public lighting on the seven inhabited islands within the greater Cork area to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), which are the most up to date technology in Public […]

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