Only Fine Gael have their finger on health says Allen

Only Fine Gael have their finger on health says Allen

“Fine Gael’s FairCare plan to reform the Irish health service is the only coherent, thought out and costed alternative to the current PD-inspired two-tier health system”; That’s according to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Bernard Allen. The Cork North Central TD said, “Fine Gael’s FairCare proposal is a real, workable and practical alternative […]

UCC Conference on Mental Health

UCC Conference on Mental Health

Speakers from across Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands and Australia will gather in UCC this week for the Dr Michael Corry Memorial Conference. Titled “Critical positions on and beyond recovery”, the conference aims to provide a forum for people from diverse backgrounds to present, discuss and debate critical perspectives on and beyond recovery in the […]

Lady Mayoress presents cheque to Marymount Hospice

Lady Mayoress presents cheque to Marymount Hospice

Today (Tuesday November 9th) at 4.00 p.m. in the Lord Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Cork’s Lady Mayoress, Catherine O’ Connell will present a cheque for almost €5000 to Regina Donnelly, Fundraising Manager for Marymount Hospice being the proceeds of the Lady Mayoress’ Coffee morning held on September 18th last. Speaking in advance of the presentation […]

Cork Natives Townend and Motherway nominated for HRI Awards

Cork Natives Townend and Motherway nominated for HRI Awards

The nominees for the 2010 Horse Racing Ireland Awards were announced today, Monday 8th November. This is the eight year of the Horse Racing Ireland Awards, and the winners will as always be decided by the votes of the Irish Racing Media. The Awards recognise the human and equine excellence in the sport of horse […]

Fine Gael hooks celeb speaker for West Cork bash

Fine Gael hooks celeb speaker for West Cork bash

Well known broadcaster and sports pundit George Hook is to address a gathering of the Fine Gael party faithful in West Cork next month. The popular host of Newstalk’s drivetime show has been confirmed this week as the guest speaker for the 31st annual Christmas function of the Tragumna Fine Gael branch. In a break […]

Gardai seize drugs on South Link Road

Gardai seize drugs on South Link Road

As part of an ongoing operation into organised criminal activity Gardai have seized a quantity of Cannabis and arrested a man and a woman. The drugs were discovered at approximately 2.15pm when Gardai stopped a car on the South Ring Road. Cannabis (Grass) with a street value of €200,000, subject to analysis, was seized. A […]

Three Cork Finalists at Macra Competition

Three Cork Finalists at Macra Competition

The AIB Best New Macra Member National Final took place at the Macra na Feirme Annual Conference in the Arklow Bay Hotel during the October bank holiday weekend. John O’Leary from Clonakilty Macra Club in Carbery, Gearoid O’Leary from Kinsale Macra Club in Seandun and Colin Ross from Carrigaline Macra Club also in Seandun were […]

Stockpiling salt for Winter

Stockpiling salt for Winter

Brookville Estate in Glanmire, Co Cork is to be the first to have “salt boxes” piloted in their Estate for the coming winter freeze. The severe weather action committee decided to embrace the the motion first placed on a council agenda by Fine Gael County Cllr Gerry Kelly last winter. “I believe it is the […]

Fine Gael would increase unemployment, says Socialist Party Cork City Cllr

Fine Gael would increase unemployment, says Socialist Party Cork City Cllr

Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry this morning slammed Fine Gael’s “Reinventing Government” propoals for public sector “reform” as a Thatcherite document which would privatise Ireland’s health service and push unemployment over the 500,000 mark. He also challenged the Labour Party to explain to their voters how they could go into a coalition government with a […]

GAA player should be honoured with Statue, says County Cllr

GAA player should be honoured with Statue, says County Cllr

On Mon 8th Nov Cork County Council will discuss the motion “That this council initiate cooperation with the GAA locally and Nationally in an effort to suitably mark the unique achievement of Teddy McCarthy 20 years ago when he won 2 senior all ireland medals (hurling and football). Consideration should be given to the erection […]