Cork survives the VEC axe

The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms. Mary Coughlan, T.D., today announced that the Government had agreed a restructuring of the Vocational Education Committee system, involving a reduction in the number of VECs from 33 to 16 through the merger of existing VECs. Announcing the decision, the Tánaiste said: “This decision is part […]

Marie Keating Foundation arrives in Co Cork

The Marie Keating Foundation will arrive in Mill Street Day Centre today at 7:30pm, Boots Pharmacy, Patrick Street on October 14th, Forristals Pharmacy, Pearse Street, Clonakilty on October 15th and in McSweeney’s Pharmacy, Midleton on October 22nd. The Marie Keating Foundation has three purpose built mobile units which travel in the Eastern, Western and Southern […]

Coveney plans no-strike clause for air traffic controllers

With European airspace again in turmoil due to yet another strike by overseas air traffic controllers, Fine Gael Transport Spokesman Simon Coveney has said he will legislate to prevent the Irish air traffic controllers from striking in the future in the national interest, to protect an essential service. Connections to France and further afield have […]

Charleville goes dry

Cork County Council wishes to announce that due to the prolonged dry spells of late, it will be necessary to turn off water supply to Charleville town and surrounding areas tonight from 10.30pm-7.30am to conserve supplies. Cork County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

Cork Sports Partnership Awards Scheme

Cork Sports Partnership Awards Scheme

12 October 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie These awards, promoted by the Cork Sports Partnership, an initiative of the Irish Sports Council, recognise the achievements and dedication of local sports people, volunteers and coaches of all ages, across all sports and communities in Cork. Local people, sports clubs, schools, higher and further education establishments, community […]

Eating disorders must be catered for

CORK’s new psychiatric hospital must have beds dedicated to young people suffering with eating disorders according to Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael TD. Speaking on the eve of World Mental Health Week, Deputy Clune said the new services, which are set to open in Cork before the end of the year, must cater for the desperate […]

Unemployment too high in East Cork

ACCORDING to the latest figures, the number of people living in Cork East Constituency on the live register has doubled in 2 years to reach as total of more than 12,500, says Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton. “Cork East Constituency, which I represent in Dail Eireann, covers parts of East and North Cork […]

Water sports are vital to Youghal, says TD

CORK East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has asked a parliamentary question in the Dail about Government proposals for the Blackwater Estuary. The Minister for the Environment proposes to redesignate part of the Blackwater Estuary near Youghal as a Special Protection Area. “I have been contacted by a number of people in the Youghal area […]

Cycling for CF comes to Cork

TWO friends are on a 2,500km journey to help those living with Cystic Fibrosis. Two young friends Conor Doyle and Cathal Phelan are doing a marathon bike ride around Ireland to raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. The lads left Dublin on Saturday 9th of October with the support of Minister for Communications Energy […]

TV license is too expensive, says Cork Councillor

Fianna Fáil Councillor Kenneth O’Flynn has called on the Minister for Communication to index link the television licence. Speaking on this O’Flynn said; “RTÉ have been pointing out significant salaries paid to bankers, politicians and public servants. Yet their ‘stars’ are all paid in excess of An Taoiseach or Barack Obama.” Continuing O’Flynn said; “RTÉ […]