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Fine Gael Senator, Colm Burke, today (Wednesday) welcomed the launch of the European Toy Safety Campaign which coincides with the Christmas rush to buy toys, saying it will help inform parents and make it a safer Christmas for all. “The European Commission Vice President, Antonio Tajani, has launched a European Toy Safety Campaign, designed to... Read More
Speech of Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil Statements on European Council Dáil Eireann, Wednesday 14th December 2011 Last week’s meeting of the European Council was one of the most critical in the history of the EU.  This summit was charged with providing a final and decisive answer a crisis which is hitting all... Read More
Keith Earls has been included in the 29 strong Munster squad named this morning for the Heineken Cup round four game at Thomond Park Stadium on Sunday (12.45). Earls came through the squad training session in UL yesterday and if he does likewise in tomorrow’s run could be a contender for a place in the... Read More
University College Cork initiated its centenary celebrations of sporting heritage today with the launch of the book, “Where Finbarr Played – A Concise Illustrated History of Sport in University College Cork, 1911-2011”. Commissioned by UCC to commemorate the purchase of the Mardyke Athletic Grounds in December 1911, the book was written by the University Historian,... Read More
The National events committee of Basketball Ireland have announced the venues which will host the 2012 National Cup semi finals on the weekend of January 13, 14 & 15 2012. The Neptune Stadium in Cork will host the SuperLeague National Cup semi finals (Men & Women), while the Under-18, Under-20 and senior sections (both codes)... Read More
Construction works on the N25 Bandon/Sarsfield Interchanges Upgrade Scheme will cease for the holidays on Thursday 22nd December 2011, recommencing on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. The 24 hour helpline will of course continue to operate throughout the holiday period. Should any queries arise in relation to the works during that period the helpline number is... Read More
Cork’s two Bishops: The Most Reverend John Buckley (Roman Catholic) and the Right Reverend Paul Colton (Church of Ireland) have issued their joint Christmas message. Christmas 2011: Christmas, for many, is the highlight of the year. Each year, the sense of anticipation comes earlier and earlier. It can be a time to get together with... Read More