We must review the semi state CEO salaries says McGrath

We must review the semi state CEO salaries says McGrath

Cork South Central Fianna Fáil T.D. Michael McGrath has been informed by the Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan T.D. that a group will be appointed shortly to review the remuneration packages of the chief executives of commercial state-sponsored bodies. Minister Lenihan was responding to a parliamentary question submitted by Deputy McGrath. Deputy McGrath had also […]

Most Cork builders are willing to work for free

Most Cork builders are willing to work for free

More than half (53 per cent) of the professional construction industry in Cork would work for free if it meant they could secure work in their profession. That’s one of the main findings of a survey by Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, who spoke to senior qualified individuals […]

Green Party must get off the fence on flooding report says Labours Lynch

Green Party must get off the fence on flooding report says Labours Lynch

When it comes to dealing with the aftermath of the last November’s devastating floods in Cork the game of pass the parcel has become the national pastime as far as the Green Party s concerned. Earlier this year, the Oireachtas Environment Committee published a report on the floods, a report that on my insistence included […]

Cork Senator Denis O’Donovan rejoins Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party

Cork Senator Denis O’Donovan rejoins Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party

Cork South West Senator Denis O’Donovan has rejoined the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party. Senator O’Donovan had lost the party whip last June in a dispute over rural pursuits, however those issues were subsequently addressed in the Dáil and Senator O’Donovan is now back in the Fianna Fáil fold. “I’m delighted to once again be a […]

Home Help Service in Firing Line

Home Help Service in Firing Line

Socialist Party councillor and HSE Forum South member Mick Barry this morning warned that the future of the country’s state-run home help services could be under threat with the Government planning up to a billion euro in health cuts in December’s Budget. He said: “The HSE’s home help service has been badly cut back in […]

Carbery Plastics rethink Recycle and Remodel

Clonakilty based manufacturing company Carbery Plastics Ltd is spearheading new production techniques which use recycled plastic to make compost bins, fuel bunker stands and radon sumps. Gearóid Buckley of Carbery Plastics said “naturally we have some waste plastic products which doesn’t pass our strict quality control tests. Instead of disposing of this, we are able […]

Mallow celebrates twenty years of Twinning

Mallow celebrates twenty years of Twinning

Cllr. Noel O Connor ,chairman of the Mallow Twinning Committee tells us that prepararions are at an advanced stage for the visit to Mallow of over forty visitors from Treguier, in Brittany this week-end to celebrate the twenty wonderful years of interchanges betweeen both towns under their twinning arrangement. The visitors will stay with the […]

Nominations welcome for Cork Sports Partnership Award

Nominations welcome for Cork Sports Partnership Award

Cllr. O’ Shea encourages the people of North Cork to nominate a person within their community for a Cork Sports Partnership Award (Ind) this week encouraged people from the North Cork Area to nominate a person within their community for a Cork Sports Partnership Award. The Cork Sports Partnership Awards Scheme is an initiative of […]

TD warns of Cobh landslides

TD warns of Cobh landslides

David Stanton, Fine Gael TD for Cork East ha raised the need for the Government to provide more funding to prevent and alleviate landslides in the Cobh area in Dail Eireann. Funding could also be used to carry out repairs works to areas damaged by landslides in the past. “In response to a parliamentary question […]

Buttevant water off

Buttevant water off

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 11pm-7.30am to conserve supplies. The water supply to the high areas of Buttevant will also be switched off at this time The areas […]