West Cork Rally 2011

For the 33rd time Clonakilty will be alive to the sound of rally cars of all shapes and sizes on St.Patricks weekend, the 19th & 20th March. As always crews are expected from all corners of the island as well as some overseas visitors. Quality Hotels are on board as Title Sponsor for the ninth […]

Labour looses its Lord Mayor

Labour looses its Lord Mayor

The current Lord Mayor of Cork is Labour Cllr Mick O’Connell but TheCork.ie has noticed his parties website incorrectly refers to the first citizen of Cork as just a Mayor. There are only two Lord Mayors in the Republic of Ireland: The Lord Mayor of Dublin, and the Lord Mayor of Cork. In other Cities […]

Coveney condemns motorway toll rip-off

Coveney condemns motorway toll rip-off

Motorists will be left fuming at the news that five tolling companies have not cut their prices in line with requirements to match falling prices, Fine Gael Transport Spokesman Simon Coveney TD has warned. “This will only reinforce the negative view of toll companies among motorists. There is a clear obligation on toll companies under […]

Shanakiel Hospital offers new knee procedure

Shanakiel Hospital offers new knee procedure

Shanakiel Hospital, Cork, has announced that it is the first hospital in Ireland to provide a revolutionary new knee replacement surgery solution which will considerably enhance the pre-operative, operative and post-operative process and end result for patients. This system will be welcome news for sportspeople and those whose daily lives are inhibited by reduced mobility […]

Cork Business boost

Ireland’s leading programme for business start-ups is currently recruiting participants for their second programme. The closing date for applications is the 26th of January. 80 participants will be asked to commit three hours on one evening a week in Dublin or Kerry. This phase of the programme is open to founders with business ideas and […]

Cork well represented in Young Scientist Exhibition – Clune

Cork TD Deirdre Clune, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Innovation & Research, visiting Cork schools at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has expressed her belief that the participants provide proof that Ireland has a positive future. “I will be attending the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS today to meet the […]

Cork City remains ‘littered’ in latest litter league survey

Cork City remains ‘littered’ in latest litter league survey

The most recent study by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) has shown further improvement in the cleanliness of Irish towns, with Ballincollig, Fermoy and Youghal all deemed ‘Clean to European Norms’ in 7th, 20th and 32nd positions respectively out of 53 towns surveyed. Both Cobh and Midleton are ‘moderately littered’ in 40th and […]

Former Lord Mayor Dara Murphy to stand in General Election

Former Lord Mayor Dara Murphy to stand in General Election

Fine Gael’s Executive Council has announced that Cork City Councillor Dara Murphy has been added to the Party ticket to contest the General Election in the Cork North Central constituency. He joins sitting TD Deputy Bernard Allen and Councillor Pat Burton on the Fine Gael ticket. Fine Gael National Director of Elections, Phil Hogan TD, […]

Consultant post remains unfilled after nine months – Clune

Cork Fine Gael TD Deirdre Clune is concerned that medical services for children with diabetes in the Cork region will remain deficient while the post for a Consultant in Paediatric Diabetic Services remains unfilled. “Widespread concern exists about the rapid growth of diabetes in Ireland which it is estimated may increase by 62% by 2020. […]

Ballincollig lotto winners collect their prize

Ballincollig lotto winners collect their prize

A very happy married couple from Co. Cork, who have a young family, and who collected their big win of €5,894,511. They purchased their €8 Quick Pick Multi Draw ticket in Eason’s store in the Ballincollig Shopping Centre in Co. Cork on 22 December 2010, for the Lotto draw on the same date. This jackpot […]