Rugby Munster to train In Bruff RFC tomorrow

Munster hold their squad session this week in Bruff RFC tomorrow. The session will be open to the public Details: Date: Thursday  December 22nd Venue: Bruff RFC. Time: Squad field session begins 11am

Buttimer welcomes announcement of school construction projects

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, that three schools in the constituency are to go to construction in 2012. “This is great news for the three schools involved; Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield and Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Rochestown will get extensions and refurbishments, Ashton […]

Funding Allocated for Cork Schoolâ

Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune has today welcomed the news form the Minister of Education and Skills Ruari Quinn that four Cork schools are to receive funding for building works. The Minister announced today details of the schools that are planned to advance into construction in 2012.  At Primary Level Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield Grange and […]

Cork Senator welcomes EU Christmas Toy Safety campaign

Fine Gael Senator, Colm Burke, today (Wednesday) welcomed the launch of the European Toy Safety Campaign which coincides with the Christmas rush to buy toys, saying it will help inform parents and make it a safer Christmas for all. “The European Commission Vice President, Antonio Tajani, has launched a European Toy Safety Campaign, designed to […]

Cork Showjumper Billy Twomey in action this weekend

THE last of this year’s World Cup competitions will see three Irish riders lining out at the Christmas show in Olympia, London at the weekend. Cork’s Billy Twomey, who beat the world’s top riders to win the Rolex Top Ten Final at Paris earlier this month, travels to Olympia with Romanov, Tin Tin, Tinka’s Serenade […]

SF O’Brien seeks meeting with Minister over School Cuts

Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien has sought a face-to-face meeting with the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, over cutbacks which will see class sizes double in some Northside Schools.  Deputy O’Brien said:  “Yesterday I met with the principals of primary schools across the Northside who will be affected by the education cuts in this budget. […]

FF Leader speaks about summit

Speech of Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil Statements on European Council Dáil Eireann, Wednesday 14th December 2011 Last week’s meeting of the European Council was one of the most critical in the history of the EU.  This summit was charged with providing a final and decisive answer a crisis which is hitting all […]

Rugby Earls Named in Munster Squad

Keith Earls has been included in the 29 strong Munster squad named this morning for the Heineken Cup round four game at Thomond Park Stadium on Sunday (12.45). Earls came through the squad training session in UL yesterday and if he does likewise in tomorrow’s run could be a contender for a place in the […]

SIPTU calls on NAMA to release funds to pay Vita Cortex workers redundancy

SIPTU has called on the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA) to release funds it controls in order to pay 40 Vita Cortex workers their redundancy entitlements when the company’s Cork plant closes on Friday (16th December). Vita Cortex, a foam manufacturer, is owned by John Ronan a property developer who owes substantial monies to Allied […]

UCC Celebrates 100 years of sport at Mardyke

University College Cork initiated its centenary celebrations of sporting heritage today with the launch of the book, “Where Finbarr Played – A Concise Illustrated History of Sport in University College Cork, 1911-2011”. Commissioned by UCC to commemorate the purchase of the Mardyke Athletic Grounds in December 1911, the book was written by the University Historian, […]