N25 Bandon/Sarsfield Interchanges Upgrade

Progress Update Motorists are advised that a further section of the new roadway adjoining the Dunnes Stores shopping centre will be opened to westbound traffic overnight tonight. Diversion of traffic onto the new section of roadway will take place after 10 pm and motorists are asked to pay particular attention to the new signage and […]

Senator Deirdre Clune welcomes loan scheme for UCC students

Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune is today (Wednesday) welcoming a new loan scheme which has been introduced to help UCC students fund the cost of their education. The Bank of Ireland loan is available for undergraduate students. Parents or guardians of undergraduate students can apply for the loan over a period of up to eight […]

Clonakilty to get new Gaelscoil building

Clonakilty Mayor, Cllr. Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin has welcomed today’s news that An Bórd Pleánala has granted planning permission for the construction of a new purpose-built Gaelscoil school building in the town. The Mayor (who also works as the Rúnaí Scoile – School Secretary at the Gaelscoil) said: “There will be a widespread “Céad Míle Fáilte” […]

19 percent decline in Cork house commencements

142 new housing units were commenced in the first four months of 2012 in Cork, according to new statistics released by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). This represents a drop of 33 units or 19% on the same period during 2011, when work began on 175 new units, according to the CIF’s latest Housing Statistics […]

BOI to offer new low-rate student loan scheme to UCC students

UCC have announced the arrival of a new low-rate loan scheme for undergraduate students, provided by Bank of Ireland, to cover the cost of the Student Contribution Charge, currently €2,250. The loan is available to parents or guardians of undergraduate students over a period of up to eight years. Announcing the new low-rate loan scheme, […]

Buttimer commits to contesting next general election in Cork South Central

Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has confirmed that he will contest the next General Election in the Cork South Central constituency. “The Constituency Commission Report recommended significant changes to Cork South Central. Since the publication of the report I have carefully considered its impact. I can confirm that it is my intention to continue my […]

Mercy Urgent Care Centre in Gurranabraher performing well

Mercy University Hospital staff have treated over 3,000 patients at the new Mercy Urgent Care Centre at St. Mary’s Health Campus (former St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital), Gurranabraher, Cork, since it opened last March (2012). The average turnaround time from registration desk to discharge is currently 65 minutes and the most common injuries seen are hand […]

Danish Consulate closes for August

The Consulate of Denmark in Cork has temporarily closed. It will re-open on the 1st of September 2012. During this time anyone with applications and questions regarding passports should contact the Danish Embassy in Dublin. The Cork Consulate is headed by an honorary consul. and in all 14 Countries have Honorary Consul in Cork. Each […]

Busy weekend for Baltimore lifeboat

It’s been busy bank holiday weekend for the Baltimore Lifeboat in two separate incidents. After 7pm last night it was reporter tha a yacht was in difficulty near Ballydehob. the lifeboat travelled to Ballydehob estuary and the yacht had meanwhile resolved its problems. Almost two hours later at the coastguard relayed a message that two […]