Vita Cortex protest

Over 550 people have turned up to show their solidarity with workers at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork. 32 former staff members have been staging a sit in protest at the Kinsale Road factory since mid-December when they were let go and heard they would NOT receive their full redundancy payments. Vita Cortex claims […]

Cork Bingo Hall visited by Gardai again

A legal saga surrounding a new Bingo Hall in Cork continued last night (Sunday, 1st January 2012) Gardai again seized books from “Rock Bingo” which is located in the former Water’s Glass building in Togher. At 7pm the game organisers opened their doors for the New Year, having secured a declaration from the High Court […]

Stretcher Push in West Cork

Stretcher Push in West Cork

31st December 2011 By David O’Sullivan A campaign group in West Cork , opposed to the H.S.E`s proposed ambulance changes have completed a “stretcher push” from Skibbereen to Bantry. “West Cork SOS” is against the downgrading of Skibbereens ambulance service to a Rapid Response Vehicle. The H.S.E says it will improve the service to […]

Cork Students Get Working on â

While many secondary school students are using the Christmas holidays as a well deserved break from their books, hundreds of budding innovators nationwide still have their minds firmly at work. Students across the country are using their free time as an opportunity to develop their ideas for the Green Dragon National Heat in February. Agri […]

FF publishes bill to bring greater transparency to complaints record of financial institutions

Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson – Carrigaline based Michael McGrath TD – has published a Bill empowering the Financial Services Ombudsman to publish and report upon complaints, investigations and adjudications against regulated financial service providers. Deputy McGrath stated, “It has long been the stated position of the Financial Services Ombudsman that the public interest would be […]

Mr Murphy lands Limerick feature for Burke

MALLOW TRAINER Liam Burke sent out 16-1 outsider Mr Murphy to win the feature Grade 3 Doran’s Pride Novice Hurdle at Limerick today. Mr Murphy was given a superb ride from Shay Barry and battled on bravely to beat favourite Please Talk in a thrilling finish. The winner is owned by Hans Joerg Zindel.

Basketball Ireland Weekly Preview

28th December 2011 By David O’Sullivan UCC Demons and Bord Gais Neptune will go head to head in a mouth watering Nivea for Men’s SuperLeague Cork derby at the Neptune Stadium on Thursday night. In another derby clash 11890 Killester will be hoping to avenge their defeat at the hands of DCU Saints when […]

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 […]