Passenger Numbers Up 5% in December at Cork Airport

Passenger Numbers through Cork Airport in December were up 5% on 2011 figures, its strongest performance in 2012. Ryanair’s new Polish routes drove a 20% growth on European services. This was complemented by a 1% growth on UK-Provincial traffic. Cork Airport’s passenger traffic for the full year stood at 2.34 million, down less than 1% […]

On-going SUSI crisis a scandal – Deputy Jonathan O’Brien

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien, TD, has said the failure of Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) to process outstanding third level grant applications is resulting in significant hardship for students. He was responding to reports that students who had yet to receive their grants have had to survive on food parcels in order to […]

Pump School comes to children with diabetes in Cork 2

Pump School comes to children with diabetes in Cork 2

Children with type 1 diabetes who normally receive four to five insulin injections daily now have access to an alternative treatment via an insulin pump and attend to a dedicated “pump school” to learn to use the device. An insulin pump is a mini computerised device, which continually infuses insulin under the skin and optimises […]

McCARTHY WELCOMES SURGE IN TOURISM FIGURES

Labour TD for Cork South-West, Michael McCarthy, has warmly welcomed fresh figures which show strong growth in visitor numbers from Europe, North America and other long-haul routes. “This clearly shows that the Government’s tourism strategy is working, and working well. The latest CSO report has shown a 4% jump in visitor numbers to Ireland between […]

“Pump School” for children with diabetes in Cork and Kerry

A new service to help children with type 1 diabetes, and their parents and carers, better manage their condition has commenced in Cork. Children with type 1 diabetes who normally receive insulin injections, up to five times daily, may be suitable for a new ‘insulin pump’ treatment and attend a dedicated ‘pump school’ to learn […]

Cork Airport unhappy with private car parks nearby

9th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Airport has issued legal proceedings against “three privately owned unauthorised car parks operating in the environs of Cork Airport”. The professional advice provided to Cork Airport indicates that these are unauthorised developments under the Planning Acts and, despite the efforts of Cork County Council, these car parks […]

More jobs in the ICT area for Cork – Clune

Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune is welcoming the further investment in Cork which was announced today. The Chinese firm Huawei is to open a new research and development centre, spread across two sites in Dublin and Cork. This development will result in the creation of 50 jobs. Huawei is a prominent global ICT brand, the […]

Cork to welcome 62 Cruise Liners in 2013

It’s 2013! and The Port of Cork Company have released their annual Cruise Schedule. 62 liners are scheduled to visit, most of them in Cobh. The highlights are: *9 visits of the magnificent Caribbean Princess with up to 3,592 passengers each visit *2 visits of the Independence of the Seas with up to 4175 passengers, […]

Job creation in Cork is encouraging Clune

Fine Gael Senator and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Deirdre Clune has welcomed the job creation figures from the IDA which were released this week. She says that this is a strong indicator that Ireland is on the right track to economic recovery. “I am pleased to say that the figures from the […]

O’Brien backs investigation into flouting of rules on rehiring of primary school teachers

Sinn Féin’s Education Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien has welcomed the investigation that is to be carried out into schools that are failing to implement rules regarding the rehiring of primary school teachers as substitutes. The Cork North Central TD was responding to an investigation ordered by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn to exam why some schools are […]