Cork MEP wants to shake up EU air traffic control to save fuel

Cork MEP wants to shake up EU air traffic control to save fuel

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Planes not taking direct routes is costing the EU €5 billion euro annually Clune pushes for new air traffic control management at EU level Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and Transport committee aviation spokesperson Deirdre Clune has backed calls from the EU Commission to end the practice whereby […]

IFA Deputy President Corkman Tim O’Leary meets Agri Minister Simon Coveney in relation to recent Floods

IFA Deputy President Corkman Tim O’Leary meets Agri Minister Simon Coveney in relation to recent Floods

8 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary (Cork) and Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley met with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (Cork) and OPW Minister Simon Harris last night to highlight the extent of the difficulties farmers are facing following recent flooding. At the meeting they reiterated the IFA’s call […]

Why are young women not attracted to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?

Why are young women not attracted to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?

8 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie There are not enough women entering into Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. In 2014 just 17% of entrants to third level courses in ICT were female, a figure that has been consistent since 2004[1]. Similarly only 24% of Engineering entrants are female. The situation is even […]

Turkish Airlines pilots to be trained at Atlantic Flight Training Academy Cork

Turkish Airlines pilots to be trained at Atlantic Flight Training Academy Cork

8 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork based Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), has announced a significant contract win with award-winning Turkish Airlines, to train its cadet pilots from AFTA’s base in Cork Airport. The Cadet Pilot Training agreement with Turkish Airlines, represents the first for an Irish company, which is regulated by […]

Cork Flood victims can apply for Social Welfare Humanitarian Assistance scheme

Cork Flood victims can apply for Social Welfare Humanitarian Assistance scheme

8 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If you have been flooded you may be able to get financial help from the Department of Social Protection’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme. The means-tested scheme provides emergency financial assistance to households who are not able to meet costs for essential needs immediately following flooding. The scheme aims to […]

Women and Whiskey – River Lee Winter Whiskey Club hold inaugural session

Women and Whiskey – River Lee Winter Whiskey Club hold inaugural session

8 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The River Lee Winter Whiskey Club celebrated its inaugural session with a special masterclass recently entitled ‘Women & Whiskey’ led by female distiller Karen Cotter. Gathered with Cotter was a largely female audience who experienced a tasting flight of Ireland’s finest whiskeys on the night, including Redbreast 12 […]

Aer Lingus Regional announce new route from Cork Airport to Leeds Bradford

Aer Lingus Regional announce new route from Cork Airport to Leeds Bradford

7 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, has announced a new route from Cork Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport. Flights go on sale on tomorrow, and the service will begin on 15 March 2016. Aer Lingus Regional will fly up to three times weekly on the route uoperating […]

Bus Éireann to provide extra services for Cork customers over Christmas period

Bus Éireann to provide extra services for Cork customers over Christmas period

7 December 2015, 1.20pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Travelling to Cork city to stock up on Christmas presents or socialise with friends and family over the festive period? Bus Éireann can take you there – and home again. Customers can choose from a number of value options, and leave the car behind. These include: · Nightrider […]

Sinn Féin promise solution to housing crisis in Cork, it’s called ‘Better4Housing plan’

Sinn Féin promise solution to housing crisis in Cork, it’s called  ‘Better4Housing plan’

7 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election candidate, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has stated that the new Sinn Féin policy on Housing represents a bright new vision for Housing in Ireland. Cllr Ó Laoghaire, who was actively involved in the drafting of this policy, was speaking at today’s launch of the policy in […]