Cork traffic on Model Farm Road, Bishopstown and Western Suburbs is crazy!

Cork traffic on Model Farm Road, Bishopstown and Western Suburbs is crazy!

17 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election Candidate Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on the local authorities in Cork, to work with other key stakeholders, such as Bus Éireann, to take urgent action to help tackle the increasingly difficult levels in the Western Suburbs. In particular, he has called for […]

Flow from Inniscarra Dam to increase to 180 cumecs

Flow from Inniscarra Dam to increase to 180 cumecs

17 December 2015, 4.10pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ESB advises that flows from Inniscarra Dam will increase to 180 cumecs (cubic metres per second) this evening Thursday 17 December, from 165 cumecs. There was rain overnight and inflows into the Lee Dam reservoirs at Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid have increased. This was the level of […]

Who are the people in Cork City wearing yellow jackets?

Who are the people in Cork City wearing yellow jackets?

21 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie SHARE (Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly), the organisation for the care of Cork’s older people, launched its traditional fast and fundraising campaign at the SHARE Crib, Daunt’s Square, Cork, (near Grand Parade) on the wet and windy evening last week. It’s the 46th year […]

Cork’s 364 hackney drivers can now apply to join the Hailo network

Cork’s 364 hackney drivers can now apply to join the Hailo network

17 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork’s 364 Hackney drivers are now able to join the Hailo network, as Hailo announces that it is extending its current service and is recruiting regional SPSV Hackney drivers to supplement its nationwide service. Hailo has recorded over 10 million passenger journeys across the country since beginning operations […]

Social media is great, but don’t give up your privacy! – Cork MEP Deirdre Clune welcomes new EU rules

Social media is great, but don’t give up your privacy! – Cork MEP Deirdre Clune welcomes new EU rules

17 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune (from Cork City), has welcomed new EU rules voted upon this week in Strasbourg that will tighten how companies can use people’s data. The new rules give the consumer incraesed rights over how their personal data is used by banks, social […]

Come to Cork City Centre for Christmas Shopping, and atmosphere

Come to Cork City Centre for Christmas Shopping, and atmosphere

17 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie With just over a week to Christmas Day the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O’Leary, is encouraging people to visit Cork city and enjoy its wonderful festive atmosphere and great shopping experience. ‘Cork City Council encourages young and old alike to enjoy and indulge in the wonderful […]

Hospitals Crisis to Continue in 2016 warns Cork opposition TD Billy Kelleher

Hospitals Crisis to Continue in 2016 warns Cork opposition TD Billy Kelleher

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The new HSE Service Plan will make grim reading for patients and frontline staff in our hospitals says Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson, Billy Kelleher. “Despite an ageing population and the plan’s admission that health needs increase as people get older and people over 65 years of age more […]

Technological Universities must be resourced adequately – Jonathan O’Brien TD

Technological Universities must be resourced adequately – Jonathan O’Brien TD

16 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking today during the debate on the Technological Universities Bill, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that his party were giving qualified support for the Bill to allow it to proceed, but wanted to see major changes for that support to continue. The Cork North Central […]

HSE Service Plan will protect existing services and help develop new ones – says Cork Govt TD Jerry Buttimer

HSE Service Plan will protect existing services and help develop new ones – says Cork Govt TD Jerry Buttimer

16 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has said the HSE Service Plan, launched today, will protect existing services and develop new ones. “This is the second year in which additional Exchequer funding has been made available to […]