The biggest cause of death in Cork is cancer

24 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy Life Assurance company Irish Life, today revealed its annual claims data which shows that cancer was the biggest cause of Life Insurance and Specified Illness Cover claims in Cork in 2014, with more than €9.3 million paid out. The data details the illnesses and conditions that led to […]

Rural areas needs GP’s

19 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) has said the Government’s failure to act on the escalating crisis in GP recruitment has left more than 30 rural communities without a vital primary healthcare service. Deputy Kelleher has called on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar […]

Woman dies in car accident near Fermoy

Woman dies in car accident near Fermoy

18 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Gardaí in Fermoy are investigating a road traffic collision in which a woman in her 30s was killed. The collision occurred on the R628, Castlelyons to Conna (South East of Fermoy) road at approximately 8:30am this morning when a car collided with an SUV. The woman driver of […]

Munster Rugby helping with Internet safety

Munster Rugby helping with Internet safety

18 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan The Munster Rugby team are lining-out behind Trend Micro and tackling internet safety by supporting their 2015 “What’s Your Story?” video and poster competition. The competition will award up to €7,000 in prizes to young movie-makers and artists who share their learnings with those going online for the […]

Drugs seized at Toll Plaza bust

17 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan As part of an ongoing operation involving the Cork City Divisional Drug Unit and the Garda National Drug Unit/Organised Crime Unit into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Cork area Gardaí have seized heroin and cocaine. Gardai stopped a car this afternoon at the […]

Cuts to LEADER Programme “a nightmare” for Rural Cork

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election candidate for Cork South West Rachel McCarthy has described the news of massive cuts to Leader Programme funding as a “nightmare for rural Cork”. Cllr McCarthy was responding to cuts announced by Ministers Alan Kelly and Ann Phelan in which LEADER programme […]

Is Cork the Region with Best Use of Food Potential in Ireland?

12 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan The search has begun to find the region in Ireland which has best used its local food potential to grow visitor numbers. Fáilte Ireland, is inviting entries for the EDEN competition, an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union, which is currently being held […]

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

12 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth Speaking on Sinn Féin’s proposals to extend voting rights in presidential elections to 16 year olds, the party’s education spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that 16 year olds have competency in many areas according to the State and therefore should also be enfranchised to vote. The Cork North […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted from […]

Customs seize Tobacco in Cork

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan As a result of an on-going operation focusing on the illegal importation of cigarettes and tobacco, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service, yesterday seized 17kgs of tobacco with an approximate retail value of €8,200  in Cork. Initially Revenue’s detection dog, Harvey, gave a positive reaction to a package containing […]

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