Cork City Cllr wants a “living wage” for citizens

Cork City Cllr wants a “living wage” for citizens

9 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City Councillor Mick Barry (Anti Austerity Alliance) this morning called on the trade union movement to organise a “water charges style” campaign to win a living wage for low paid workers in 2016. As the Oireachtas Jobs Committee released a report calling for an increase in the […]

Cork MEP wants to shake up EU air traffic control to save fuel

Cork MEP wants to shake up EU air traffic control to save fuel

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Planes not taking direct routes is costing the EU €5 billion euro annually Clune pushes for new air traffic control management at EU level Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and Transport committee aviation spokesperson Deirdre Clune has backed calls from the EU Commission to end the practice whereby […]

Cork Institute of Technology welcomes Innovation 2020 Announcement

Cork Institute of Technology welcomes Innovation 2020 Announcement

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smtyh bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Institute of Technology has welcomed today the publication of Ireland’s strategy for research and development, science and technology: “Innovation 2020”. The proposed additional investment in R & D by private and public sectors to 2.5% of GNP by 2020 is important for the development of research and […]

The floods in Bandon Co Cork were avoidable – says Sinn Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy

The floods in Bandon Co Cork were avoidable – says Sinn Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy

8 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Councillor Rachel McCarthy has commended the people of Bandon as nearly 2,000 people took to streets last night to protest against the failure to deliver the repeatedly promised flood relief system and main drainage scheme for the town. She said “Six years after the 2009 flooding, […]

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 […]

Cork Chamber annual Blacktie dinner sold out

Cork Chamber annual Blacktie dinner sold out

8 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber’s Annual Dinner has sold out quickly as expected. It will take place on Friday 5th February 2016 and promises to be another great success with companies from across the business community descending on City Hall. The black tie event takes place in the Concert Hall of Cork City […]

Turkish Airlines pilots to be trained at Atlantic Flight Training Academy Cork

Turkish Airlines pilots to be trained at Atlantic Flight Training Academy Cork

8 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork based Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), has announced a significant contract win with award-winning Turkish Airlines, to train its cadet pilots from AFTA’s base in Cork Airport. The Cadet Pilot Training agreement with Turkish Airlines, represents the first for an Irish company, which is regulated by […]

Cork’s Tyndall Institute helps European Space Agency develop radiation-resistant transistors for mission to Jupiter

Cork’s Tyndall Institute helps European Space Agency develop radiation-resistant transistors for mission to Jupiter

8 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Researchers at Tyndall National Institute in Cork have been working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop transistors that can withstand high doses of radiation in space. “Radiation-hard” transistors make it easier for space missions to avoid electronic system failures caused by radiation, so they can function […]

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 […]

Cork Schools organise Christmas Trade Fair in Merchant’s Quay

Cork Schools organise Christmas Trade Fair in Merchant’s Quay

7 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie When: Tuesday December 8, 10am – 2pm Dynamic business ideas and budding entrepreneurial acumen will be on show in Merchant’s Quay on Tuesday, December 8, when Cork city students showcase their mini-companies as part of a specially organised Christmas Trade Fair. Initiated by the Local Enterprise Office, Cork City, […]

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