HSE Service Plan will protect existing services and help develop new ones – says Cork Govt TD Jerry Buttimer

HSE Service Plan will protect existing services and help develop new ones – says Cork Govt TD Jerry Buttimer

16 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has said the HSE Service Plan, launched today, will protect existing services and develop new ones. “This is the second year in which additional Exchequer funding has been made available to […]

Cork County Council programme of events fro 1916-2016 commenerations

Cork County Council programme of events fro 1916-2016 commenerations

16 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking at the launch in County Hall of plans for 1916 commemorations by the local authority, Cllr Frank O’Flynn Chairman of the Cork County 1916 Centenary Programme stated that Cork will play a central role in the 1916 centenary celebrations and this is as it should be as […]

Trails for Tourism – A Policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County

Trails for Tourism – A Policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County

16 December 1015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Members of Cork County Council recently adopted Draft Trails for Tourism, a policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County which was drafted by members of the Tourism Strategic Policy Committee. Through the promotion of trails, the policy aims to support rural regeneration, economic development and tourism […]

Cork Airport ‘Gears Up’ for Christmas

Cork Airport ‘Gears Up’ for Christmas

16 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Airport is preparing for one of the busiest times of year as it gets set to welcome over 100,000 passengers on 700 flights this festive season. The terminal has been given a seasonal makeover to ensure that those arriving at Cork Airport are greeted with a traditional festive […]

A County Cllr in Cork has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee to a debate

A County Cllr in Cork has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee to a debate

16 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin General Election Candidate for Cork South Central has challenged the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, to a debate on Sinn Féin’s Universal Health Plan. Speaking following the launch of Sinn Féin’s comprehensive Health Policy yesterday, Cllr Ó Laoghaire said that as it stood, […]

Three Cork Finalists Announced in the ‘SFA National Small Business Awards 2016’

Three Cork Finalists Announced in the ‘SFA National Small Business Awards 2016’

  16 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 35 companies have been selected as finalists, from 16 different counties, across seven categories. In total, three Cork based companies have been nominated for awards across three different categories. In the Food and Drink category sponsored by Bord Bia, Eight Degrees Brewing, the award winning Irish craft brewery […]

170 Credit Unions might be too small to survive, Carrigaline TD wants Govt intervention

170 Credit Unions might be too small to survive, Carrigaline TD wants Govt intervention

14 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath (Cork South Central) has called for action to be taken to support the growth potential of credit unions before it is too late to rescue the sector. He was speaking following the publication of the Central Banks twice-yearly macro-financial review last week. […]

#Fail from HSE in assisting children with special needs in Cork?

#Fail from HSE in assisting children with special needs in Cork?

14 December 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Figures released to Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath (who is based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) show that the HSE is failing to carry out assessments of the needs of children with possible special needs Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Michael McGrath said: “Under the Disability Act […]

Cork County Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme to be unveiled this afternoon

Cork County Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme to be unveiled this afternoon

14 December 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea, will officially launch the “Cork County Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme” this afternoon in Cork County Hall. Cork County has over 300 events planned for the 2016 Centenary Programme, the largest number in the Country. State ceremonies, re-enactments and […]

Flow of water from Inniscarra Dam towards Cork City has finally been reduced following stormy week

Flow of water from Inniscarra Dam towards Cork City has finally been reduced following stormy week

12 December 2015, Saturday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie ESB has reduced the spill at Inniscarra Dam to 150 cumecs (cubic metres per second) as of today. The heavy rain during Storm Desmond last weekend increased water inflows significantly into the Lee Dam reservoirs at Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid. On Monday, ESB increased its discharge from 150 […]