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Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan, says there will still be cuts to the number of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) in classrooms across Cork come September despite a Government climb-down on the number of resource teaching hours that were to be cut. Deputy Moynihan was speaking during a Fianna Fáil Private Members... Read More
Fine Gael Cork East TD, Tom Barry, has today said the EU decision to dismantle sugar quotas could herald the return of sugar production to Ireland by 2017. Deputy Barry was speaking after EU negotiators agreed to abolish the system of sugar production quotas from October 2017 as part of wider reforms to the CAP.... Read More
Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy and member of the Finance Committee, Dara Murphy, has today (Wednesday) said the strategy being adopted by Fianna Fáil in respect of a banking inquiry aims to distract and deflect from the role that Party played in our economic collapse, as it presided over a system of light-touch regulation... Read More
Golden Discs will open the doors to its new flagship store in the iconic 5,000 square foot building on Patrick Street (in the Old HMV shop) The new branch, which will be the biggest of the 15 Golden Discs stores in Ireland, has created 18 full time jobs. Managing Director Stephen Fitzgerald said today “Our... Read More
Two men have been arrested and a quantity of cannabis seized following a Garda operation in Cork this afternoon 19th June 2013. Gardaí stopped a car close to an area known as Halfway, Ballinhassig, which is about 8km outside Cork city. When the car was searched Gardaí recovered 25kg of cannabis resin with an estimated... Read More
By Bryan T. Smyth A Cork Fine Gael Senator says the HSE is “guilty of recklessly undermining the capacity of the Irish hospital system” Colm Burke is the party’s spokesman on Health in the Seanad and he’s referring to how the HSE gives Irish trained Junior Doctors only 6 month contracts. That is pushing many... Read More
18 June 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Town Council’s across County Cork and the rest of the Country are electing their final Mayor’s this month. It’s because under local government reform Minister Phil Hogan will abolish all of Ireland’s 82 town councils next Summer. Town Council’s are the lowest rung of democracy, and there... Read More
Gardaí at Youghal, Co. Cork are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Kennelworth, Youghal in the early hours of this morning 18th June, 2013. The collision occurred between 00.30am and 3.20am this morning when the car left the road and hit a ditch. The driver (male 27yrs) of the car... Read More
ICT business EMC is to create 100 new jobs over the next two years in Cork. The company is also opening a new EMC office as part of a €100 million investment in Ireland.Deirdre Clune, Seanad spokesperson on Jobs, Innovation and Research is welcoming the news. “This investment is a real vote of confidence in... Read More
13th June 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. has welcomed the support given to him by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for the decision on the development of a new prison in Cork. Speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee debate... Read More