Minister Hayes launches major flood relief scheme for Skibbereen

Brian Hayes TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), was in Skibbereen, Co. Cork Thursday to launch the public exhibition stage of the Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme. Speaking in Skibbereen Town Council offices this morning, Minister Hayes said: *“Skibbereen has a long history of flooding and **I am […]

Soccer – Cork City Team News v Sligo Rovers

Cork City face a tough task as they travel to Sligo on Saturday to face the league leaders. City put an end to a run of three games without a win thanks to Shane Duggan’s late winner against UCD at Turner’s Cross last week, and manager Dunne says that Sligo will be tough opponents for […]

Revenue Offices picketed by anti-property tax campaigners

In a series of co-ordinated protests, members of the Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes (CAHWT) protesting on Wednesday (10th April). at the offices of the Revenue Commissioners in Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny and Dublin (O’Connell St. and St. John’s Rd. West) The pickets were held as part of the build-up to the National Protest Against […]

Cobh marks Titanic’s 101st Anniversary

Cobh marks Titanic’s 101st Anniversary

By David O’Sullivan and Ors. On the day and time that RMS Titanic dropped anchor in Cork Harbour over 101 years ago (Thursday 11 April 1912), a poignant collection of a number of passengers and survivors of the luxury liner’s maiden voyage was unveiled at the Titanic Experience, the permanent visitor attraction in Cobh, Co. […]

CORK MABS marks 21st Anniversary

CORK MABS marks 21st Anniversary

CORK MABS opened its doors in 1992 as the first Money Advice Service (MABS) in Ireland, this was the brainchild of a Corkonion Mr. Brendan Roche who saw first hand the misery that moneylending was causing in the community. MABS aim was to provide independent, confidential and free information, advice and practical support on money […]

Mr Euro says Ireland is on the right track

By David O’Sullivan A deal on an extension to Ireland’s bailout payback programme could be agreed as soon as tomorrow EU Finance Ministers have been arriving in Ireland for talks this weekend. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is optimistic that re-payment extension can be agreed in the next TWO days, and President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem […]

Woman dies in Skibbereen Road Traffic Collission

Gardai in Skibbereen, West Cork are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N71 Skibbereen by pass at approximately 1.45am this morning. A female passenger in her 20’s was fatally injured when the car she was travelling in lost control. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body […]

Cork figures from National Housing Construction Index

Cork figures from National Housing Construction Index

The latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued by Link2Plans ( illustrates the continued decline in planning applications and housing construction activity across Cork. The National Housing Construction Index measures every submitted Planning Application and Planning Commencement from January to February 2013. The Index gives a direct comparison with the exact […]

Department of Transport reacts to Tit Bonhomme sinking report

The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has today published its response to the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme.**** ** ** The purpose of an MCIB report is to investigate a marine incident, and to make recommendations to the Minister in order to prevent a recurrence. The […]