HEALTH: Irish Cancer Society urges Cork women in particular to quit smoking – as part of rolling campaign

HEALTH: Irish Cancer Society urges Cork women in particular to quit smoking – as part of rolling campaign

7 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Irish Cancer Society has announced the details of its latest round of We Can Quit courses in Cork. The Ballyphehane/Togher course will start on the 20 February, the Mallow course on the 27 February and the Mayfield course on the 5 March. Women are invited to register […]

CORK CRIME: Residents of upmarket Douglas encouraged to call Gardai to stop breakins

CORK CRIME: Residents of upmarket Douglas encouraged to call Gardai to stop breakins

6 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative Peter Horgan has recently encouraged residents in the Maryborough Hill area of Douglas to be vigilant of activity late at night and to ensure that all windows and doors are locked as well as cars with valuables. “A number of residents around Maryborough Hill, […]

CORK AIRPORT: New Police and Safety Vehicles

CORK AIRPORT: New Police and Safety Vehicles

5 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Continued investment by Cork Airport to assist in airport policing and safety Three new state-of-the-art vehicles have been added to the fleet at Cork Airport, as part of its continued investment in its policing and safety functions. The introduction of a hi-spec John Deere Gator Utility vehicle will […]

FARMING: Cork farmer Alan Jagoe elected as new Chairman of Agri Aware

FARMING: Cork farmer Alan Jagoe elected as new Chairman of Agri Aware

2 February 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork farmer Alan Jagoe (from near Carrigaline/Tracton) has been elected as the new Chairman of Agri Aware. He is to replace Richard Moeran as Chairman of the independent farming and agri-food educational body. Deirdre O’Shea Executive Director of Agri Aware, congratulated Mr Jagoe on his appointment. Ms O’Shea […]

SPORT: George Hook visits India to promote Rugby Tours

SPORT: George Hook visits India to promote Rugby Tours

1 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Tourism Ireland’s 2019 sales mission to India and the UAE kicked off yesterday. A delegation of Irish tourism companies – including Irish Rugby Tours (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) – is participating in the targeted sales mission, to grow tourism from both markets. Over the coming days, Irish Rugby […]

HEALTH: Official Opening of the Westgate Foundation Daycare Extension

HEALTH: Official Opening of the Westgate Foundation Daycare Extension

1 February 219 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Michael Creed, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine performed the official opening of the new extension to the Westgate Foundation Daycare facility this morning. The Daycare Extension is a quality improvement measure that has been designed to optimise the care and comfort offered to all clients. […]

Trade Union trouble for Pfizer in Cork

Trade Union trouble for Pfizer in Cork

31 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie SIPTU members working in the Pfizer pharmaceutical plants in Ringaskiddy and Little Island, in Cork today served notice of industrial action in a dispute over a company proposal to change the existing pension scheme without agreement. SIPTU Organiser, Ray Mitchell, said: “Since 2014, SIPTU members have continually sought […]

Ó Laoghaire raises Burglaries in Carrigaline with Justice Minister

Ó Laoghaire raises Burglaries in Carrigaline with Justice Minister

29 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has called for increased Gardaí, and resources to tackle crime, and particularly burglaries The Cork South Central raised this with Minister Flanagan, and Junior Minister Stanton, during a Dáil debate on crime earlier this month. “Minister, I am conscious that crime […]

‘Lir’ Ireland’s National Ocean Test Facility Officially Opened

28 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD officially opens Ireland’s only Ocean Testing Facility in Cork Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, Lir, was officially opened this month in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, TD. Located in the €20 million UCC Environmental Research Institute […]

€54,450 approved for Cork under the Community Services Programme support fund – Burke

€54,450 approved for Cork under the Community Services Programme support fund – Burke

27 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke said the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that additional funding of €54,450 will be made available for new social enterprises in Cork. Senator Burke said: “The Community Services Programme (CSP) supports community organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental […]