Sinn Féin to select Cork South Central General Election candidate today

14 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Sinn Féin will hold a convention to select the party’s candidate in Cork South Central for the forthcoming General Election at 1pm The convention will take place at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street. Both City Cllr. Chris O’Leary and County Cllr. Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire are contesting the convention. […]

Cuts to LEADER Programme “a nightmare” for Rural Cork

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election candidate for Cork South West Rachel McCarthy has described the news of massive cuts to Leader Programme funding as a “nightmare for rural Cork”. Cllr McCarthy was responding to cuts announced by Ministers Alan Kelly and Ann Phelan in which LEADER programme […]

Is Cork the Region with Best Use of Food Potential in Ireland?

12 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan The search has begun to find the region in Ireland which has best used its local food potential to grow visitor numbers. Fáilte Ireland, is inviting entries for the EDEN competition, an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union, which is currently being held […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted from […]

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural Action […]

Co Cork Pay Parking situation clarified

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed Cork County Council’s passing of a Pay Parking Policy, stating that it gives discretion to locally elected Councillors, and could allow for the impasse regarding pay parking in Douglas to be brought to an end. “This is an important step, and I […]

Pfizer Little Island will stay open

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan 160 jobs to be retained in decision The East Cork based Minister of State for Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock TD (Labour) has confirmed that the Little Island facility of Pfizer, which the company had marked for sale two years ago, is to be retained within the company’s portfolio […]

Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme final today

6 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy More than 45 mini-companies will compete to become the Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme Regional Winners 2015 in University College Cork (UCC) today. With a prize fund of €4,000, this year some 400 students from across Cork will present their mini-company business plans, display their product or service […]

Lets go to the dogs!

4 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan There’s plenty happening at Curreheen Park Greyhound stadium this month. March sees the with the return of one of their biggest stakes of the year – The 2015 Pat Hennerty Sales Cork Oaks. Heats will kick off on Saturday 14th March with the big final scheduled for April […]

Cork based Musgrave group runs skills days with Intreo

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Musgrave Group today offered career development sessions for unemployed young people from Cork as part of Feeding Ireland’s Future ‘Skills for Work Week’, an initiative run by the Department of Social Protection with Intreo, ECR Ireland and Irish food and grocery sector industry partners. Over 1,200 young people […]