Cork has poor record for workplace accidents

Cork has poor record for workplace accidents

7th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie More than a quarter of all workplace fatalities in the State last year occurred in Cork according to the Health and Safety Authority report for 2013 (12 of a total 46). Three times as many deaths from workplace accidents took place in Cork (12) than any other county […]

Do we need a “.cork” domain extension?

7th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A former Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork has led calls for the region to begin steps to create its own unique internet domain in an effort to help local business and strengthen online branding. Cllr Emmet O’Halloran (FG) who was originally behind the idea of International Cork Day […]

UCC student appointed FF “Women’s Rapporteur”

7th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie UCC student, Jessica Ní Mhaoláin, has been elected as the new Women’s Rapporteur for Ógra Fianna Fáil. The 22-year-old student is in her final year of a degree in Public Health at UCC and was elected to the position at a recent meeting of Ógra Fianna Fáil’s National […]

Mallow Town Council passes final budget

7th January 2014 By Politics Reporter news@TheCork.ie Mallow Town Council (North County Cork) last night passed its annual budget despite the reduction in funding from the local government fund. Eight councillors voted in favour of the budget with only the Sinn Fein representative Melissa Mullane descenting. Speaking after the meeting Ms Mullane said; “I am […]

Lighting outtages will be addressed

Lighting outtages will be addressed

4th January 2014 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Public lighting outtages across the city willbe addressed early next week according to City Cllr Mick Finn (Ind). Following contact with Airtricity the Cllr said the problems are well known and that the technicians will be working on them immediately. “Large parts of Turners Cross and Ballyphehane have been […]

Clune welcomes IDA stats

Clune welcomes IDA stats

3rd January 2014 By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Senator Deirdre Clune has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by IDA Ireland that their client companies created over 13,000 jobs in 2013 – the highest job creation increase in over a decade. Senator Clune said: “Today’s announcement is yet another endorsement on this Government’s Action Plan for Jobs […]

MEP welcomes Cork Airport new route

19th December 2013 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Sean Kelly MEP – has welcomed today’s announcement by Aer Lingus Regional, that the airline intends to expand its services at Cork Airport. The government’s scrapping of the travel tax was the key incentive for Aer Lingus Regional’s decision to grow passenger numbers from Cork airport beyond 300,000 in […]

West Cork Cllr wants late-night bus service extended to County areas

17th December 2013, Tuesday 12 noon By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Following the announcement by Bus Éireann that late night bus services are to be provided to certain areas of county Cork, Bandon town Cllr Gillian Coughlan has called for the service to be extended into West Cork. Cllr Coughlan commented: “While the establishment of a […]

Children are safer this Christmas thanks to improved toy safety

Children are safer this Christmas thanks to improved toy safety

14 December 2013, Saturday By TomO’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Over 400 toys were removed from EU due to safety concerns this yearChildren in Ireland will be safer this Christmas when playing with toys, thanks to strengthened measures to remove and prohibit dangerous toys from the EU,According to Sean Kelly MEP “Parents might be surprised to learn that […]

Ski slope to be built in Cork City (well… the Northern suburbs)

Ski slope to be built in Cork City (well… the Northern suburbs)

12th December 2013, 11pm Thursday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It’s NOT an April fools joke… Cork City is to get it’s own ski slope! The Government have sanctioned a 21-thousand euro grant under the “Sports Nation Initiative” for an artificial ski slope at the “Glen Resource Centre” The Northside ski slope will be 30 metres […]