Cork sees upsurge in illegal cigarettes in six month period

14 January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The latest figures compiled by the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee (ITMAC) have shown that 25 million illegal cigarettes were seized in Cork between April and September last year. This was the third highest in the country with the North Eastern region of Louth / Armagh seeing seizures […]

Swine flu in CUH

Strict visitor restrictions are being introduced with immediate effect at Cork University Hospital (CUH) in an effort to protect patients and staff and prevent further spread of Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu). Visiting times are restricted to 7.30pm – 8.30pm. One visitor is allowed per patient with strictly no children allowed to visit. Visitors are […]

Batt opens “gatewayUCC centre”

The commercialisation and spin-out of advanced research at UCC will create 90 new jobs in emerging Irish companies at a €2 million business incubation centre opened today by Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Minister Batt O’Keeffe, T.D. The gatewayUCC centre will support the launch of new and knowledge intensive businesses at a highly modern facility located […]

M20 road victims were originally from Cork

The two men who died following a road traffic incident on the M20, junction 3, outside Limerick City just before midnight on Wednesday 12th January 2011 have been formally identified. Gavin O’Callaghan , Knocknaheny, Cork was 20 years of age. Mark Farrell, formerly of Mayfield, Cork and recently residing elsewhere in the city, was 23 […]

Labour Cllr welcomes progress on new Educate Together school for Carrigaline

A planning application for an Educate Together School in Carrigaline can be lodged in a matter of weeks. In welcoming the news Cllr Paula Desmond today (Friday January 14th) said “it is high time that Carrigaline gets this much needed facility for its children. At present the school is located in temporary rented accommodation and […]

Water interuptions in County Cork

Cork County Council wishes to announce that water is currently turned off  in the following locations due to a water break. Shandrum, Gortskagh, Coolnasmuttane, Glengarif, Ballynakilla East  & West, Newtown village, Kilmagoura, Maine North & South, Kilmore, Bunmona & surrounding areas. Repairs are being carried out at present. The Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

Rickshaw appears in Cork City

Rickshaw appears in Cork City

Late night revellers might have recently seen a Cycle power Rickshaw on the streets of Cork. Tonight (Thursday) TheCork.ie saw it on Winthrop Street. No sooner was it in sight then it raced down the alley way towards Caroline Street. It appears to be road legal, having a rear constantly lit red running light. When […]

Cork Airport is weathering the storm

Cork Airport is weathering the storm

Commercial terminal traffic at Cork Airport in 2010 was down by 9% on the previous year. And looking further back… last years traffic was a massive 31% down on 2005. Todays figures released by the Irish Aviation Authority show Cork Airport has faired realtively well in 2010 compared to Dublin and Shannon Airports. Commercial terminal traffic […]

Under Fine Gael the Northside could have a new hospital

Cork County Cllr. Pat Burton, Fine Gael candidate for Cork North Central in the General Election is proposing the building of a new Hospital/Health Site in Ballyvolane, Cork. The need for the hospital arises from the HSE Reconfiguration Programme to provide a new home for the Mercy University Hospital and the South Infirmary Victoria Hospital […]

Basketball Semi finals preview

This weekend marks one of the biggest dates in the Basketball Ireland calendar with the National Cup semi finals set to take place in Cork for the second successive season. Sunday will take centre stage when reigning Men’s SuperLeague Cup champions 11890 Killester take on an in-form UL Eagles, while Ulster Elks make their first […]