Clon Mayor Welcomes Flood Text Alert System

Clonakilty Town Mayor, Cllr. Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháín has welcomed the setting up of a new Free Flood Text Alert system which is now operational for the town, and he is encouraging everyone in the community to sign up. It has been set up by Cork County Council, and is a pilot system for the Clonakilty […]

Latest Census 2011 Results Cork

The Central Statistics Office today released the latest publication in its series of Census 2011 results, showing that a total of 68,372 persons, accounting for 13.2% of the population in County Cork, had a disability in April 2011. This compares with 13% of the population for the State as a whole. Today’s publication, “Profile 8 […]

O’Leary calls on Fianna Fáil to sanction Former Lord Mayor over “thugs” and “dole” comments directed at p rotestors

Sinn Féin’s Cllr. Chris O’Leary has called on Fianna Fáil to sanction former Lord Mayor, Cllr.Terry Shannon, over comments he made in which he described Home Help and Household Charge protestors as “thugs” and “gurriers”. O’leary has also called on Shannon to explain a derogatory remark, that has appeared in the press, regarding protestors drawing […]

High Demand for Improved links with Airport

Data findings from Cork Chamber’s biennial business air travel survey, released today, are highly revealing of the critical importance businesses place on a well-serviced International Airport to support and grow business activity. The results of the survey, undertaken in association with Cork Airport, are based on data provided by 325 business owners and senior managers […]

City Council must act to help north side flood victims – Gosch

City Council must act to help north side flood victims – Gosch

FINE Gael councillor for Cork North Central, Cllr Patricia Gosch, is demanding action from Cork City Council to help victims of flooding in the Meelick Park and Park Court areas of Ballyvolane. Cllr Gosch has asked the council to carry out the proposed improvement works in the area to help prevent a recurrence of the […]

Ballycotton family tragedy remembered in interview

Ballycotton family tragedy remembered in interview

Una Butler, whose husband and daughters died in tragic circumstances two years ago, has spoken publicly for the first time about it to RTÉ’s Southern Editor, Paschal Sheehy. In the wake of her experience, she is calling for mandatory risk assessments to be conducted on the families and children of mental health patients and wants […]

Gilmartin expresses concern at confirmation of Schmallenberg in Co. Cork

The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association, Gabriel Gilmartin, has expressed concern at the confirmation of the presence of the Schmallenberg virus in a bovine foetus in Co. Cork. Mr. Gilmartin said, “It is very disappointing that the disease has turned up in Ireland. It is important to note that the virus […]

Schmallenberg virus found on Cork farm animal

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has today confirmed that tests carried out at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, have identified the presence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in samples from a bovine foetus submitted for post mortem examination from a farm in Co. Cork. The Department has been carrying out surveillance since February […]

Sinn Fein spokesman maintains he is NOT paying household charge

A senior Sinn Fein TD says he is “happy” to be one of the “half a million” people who have NOT paid the controversial household charge. Sinn Fein’s spokesman on Education – Jonathan O’Brien from Cork North Central – says he has NO intention of paying the controversial 100 euro tax, which has now risen […]

Famous Cork Spiced beef distributed nationally

** Tom Durcan Meats, (Cork’s English Market), has secured a contract for €250,000 to exclusively supply SuperValu, Ireland’s leading independent supermarket network, with its award winning Spiced Beef, which is used in leading restaurants such as Chapter One. ** ** The nationwide contract was secured following a pilot scheme across SuperValu’s Cork stores, where the […]