Cork couple collect Lotto Prize

A Cork couple got a lot more than they bargained for when they checked their All or Nothing ticket on Sunday evening. Certain they’d matched 11 numbers and bagged €5,000, the pair celebrated until they decided to re-check the ticket. On further inspection, they realised their windfall increased 100 fold to €500,000 as they had […]

Macroom means Business

A Cork based support scheme for Entrepreneur’s is encouraging people to apply for its next round of assistance. This Friday is the deadline for the “2011 GreenShoots” scheme which us supported by Cork County Council and the South Cork Enterprise Board It’s based at Macroom’s “E Enterprise Centre” and innovative businesses could enjoy free office […]

Cllr. Oâ

Cllr. Oâ

Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) this week stood down as Chairman of the Mallow/Fermoy Area Committee as his term expired. Cork County Council area meetings are held once a month, where the nine councillors representing the Mallow & Fermoy Electoral Areas and the Mayors of Mallow & Fermoy Towns meet with the engineers that […]

Buttimer appointed as FG’s Munster Director of Elections for Presidential race

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has today been appointed to the role of Regional Director of Elections for Munster for the Presidential election campaign. Speaking following the announcement, Deputy Buttimer said: ‘As we get ready for one of the most exciting Presidential election campaigns in recent history, I am delighted to […]

HSE chief confirms Mallow A&E to be downgraded in November

HSE Chief Executive, Cathal Magee, has confirmed to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee today, that the Accident and Emergency Department at Mallow General Hospital will be downgraded to an urgent care centre and MAU from November 2011.  Speaking in the wake of the decision Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Sandra McLellan said: “Our worst […]

Population of Cork City and County is up – Census 2011

The first results of the 2011 census, held just 12 weeks ago, were released today and show that Ireland’s population is growing strongly, primarily due to a high number of births. Population The total population of Ireland, enumerated on census night 10th April, was 4,581,269, an increase of 341,421 (8.1%) on the 2006 census. The […]

Cork City and County VECs to be merged

The Government is to press ahead with halving the number of Vocational Education Committees (VECs) across the country. It has published plans to reduce the number from 33 to 16. The previous Fianna Fail government said Cork would retain Corks seperate VECs, but alas the ‘new’ Fine Gael-Labour coalition have now said the axe will […]

The Ring comes to Cork

South & East Cork Tourism are delighted to announce that the official launch of ‘The Ring of Cork’ tourism brochure and the ‘Cork Open Gardens’ will be performed by Mr. Phil Hogan TD, Minister for Environment, Community, and Local Government on Friday July 8th at Fota House, Arboretum, and Gardens in East Cork. The Ring […]

Coca-Cola to promote Tanora in Cork

Tanora – the drink considered to be a true Rebel tradition – is to be put to the ultimate taste test by its legions of fans in Cork. Recently the formula of the tangerine-flavoured sparking drink was altered but feedback from fans was mixed, so much so that Tanora’s manufacturers have decided to put Tanora […]

McGrath welcomes of sale of Shanbally Pfizer plant to BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Cork South Central Fáil TD Michael McGrath has welcomed the sale of the Pfizer manufacturing facility at Shanbally, Cork to BioMarin but has again expressed his regret that there will be 65 job losses later in the year as the plant closes. Deputy McGrath commented: “Today’s announcement that the sale has been completed of the […]