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Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has described as worrying the findings of the Health Research Board on trends in alcohol related deaths.  The report uses the data contained in the National Drug Related Death Index to examine the trends in alcohol related deaths. “The worrying extent of the impact of alcohol has... Read More
Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has welcomed the announcement that the Mater Private will open a new hospital in Mahon, Cork. Deputy Buttimer said that “I am delighted at the news that the a new hospital will open in Cork on the site of the former Cork Medical Centre at City Gate... Read More
Minister of State Kathleen Lynch will officially open Enable Ireland’s newest Cork shop at 33 Oliver Plunkett Street this Wednesday (15 July 2011, 2.30pm) with the help of four year old Enable Ireland service user Lee Napier from Mallow. The Enable Ireland shop will be a trove of goodies for the lucky bargain hunters of... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More