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21 November 2011 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Dr Patricia Kearney, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCC is one of a group of researchers from European Universities who will participate in a new research project investigating current treatment practices for people who suffer from a mildly underactive thyroid gland. The researchers met recently with medical... Read More
“The People of the greater North Cork area breathed a sigh of relief this week in hearing the news that no changes are to happen to the A and E services in the hospital until the replacement services are put in place” so said the spokesman of the Friends of Mallow Hospital Cllr. Noel O... Read More
TIPPERARY’S Denis Lynch was the only rider of the Irish trio competing in this afternoon’s World Cup class at Lyon in France to make it through to the jump-off, but a single fence down left him in sixth place overall, with Sweden’s Rolf-Göran Bengtsson claiming the 60,000 euro winner’s prize on the bay stallion Casall... Read More
Labour TD (and previous Senator) for Cork South-West Michael McCarthy has been assured by the Road Safety Authority that there are no plans to close the Skibbereen Driving Test Centre. “Following local reports that the Skibbereen Driving Test Centre is facing closure, I immediately contacted the RSA and sought assurances from them that there were... Read More
As winter approaches…. The National Roads Authority is to provide 613 thousand euro for a “salt barn” in Ballincollig, and another in Skibbereen. They will hold 1300 tonnes of salt each for use on roads across Cork. Construction will begun at the end of October, to finish before Christmas. Fine Gael Councillor, Derry Canty welcomed... Read More
In West Cork, the new Mizen Head foot-bridge, which was offically opened last month, is in with a chance of winning THREE separate awards. In Ireland… The “Engineering Project of the Year” and “Public Service Excellence Award” and in Britain… it’s up against Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the The “Institute of Structural Engineers: Heritage Re-construction... Read More
The Cork based Fianna Fail MEP Brian Crowley will not contest the Presidential Election for his party. Mr Crowley, said he will not seek the parties nomination because it is “divided on its electoral approach”. He also said the Fianna Fáil leadership has demonstrated that it does NOT want an “internal party candidate” A Fianna... Read More
Reigning senior eight national rowing champions, NUIG will be hoping to make it three straight wins at the Irish Rowing Championships this weekend. Over 1,800 rowers, making up 720 crews will compete over three days of racing, the highlight being the Senior Eight or ‘Big Pot’ race on Saturday afternoon. This year the successful NUIG... Read More
A series of events has been initiated by Cork County Council to run on Spike Island from July to September this year. People will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent and historical Spike Island and enjoy the fabulous entertainment that is provided.Transport is by boat and tickets are limited so make sure to get... Read More
Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has described as worrying the findings of the Health Research Board on trends in alcohol related deaths.  The report uses the data contained in the National Drug Related Death Index to examine the trends in alcohol related deaths. “The worrying extent of the impact of alcohol has... Read More