Dursey Cable Car

The Dursey Cable Car, in West Cork, will remain open throughout the day on weekdays for the next six weeks on a pilot basis. The service will now operate continuously between 9.00am and 5.00pm weekdays, maximum six passengers per trip. There is a midday break in service on Saturday and two breaks on Sunday Revised […]

Rowing Championships get underway in Cork tomorrow

Reigning senior eight national rowing champions, NUIG will be hoping to make it three straight wins at the Irish Rowing Championships this weekend. Over 1,800 rowers, making up 720 crews will compete over three days of racing, the highlight being the Senior Eight or ‘Big Pot’ race on Saturday afternoon. This year the successful NUIG […]

Spike Island open to public for the Summer

A series of events has been initiated by Cork County Council to run on Spike Island from July to September this year. People will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent and historical Spike Island and enjoy the fabulous entertainment that is provided.Transport is by boat and tickets are limited so make sure to get […]

Alcohol is bad, says Cork TD

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has described as worrying the findings of the Health Research Board on trends in alcohol related deaths.  The report uses the data contained in the National Drug Related Death Index to examine the trends in alcohol related deaths. “The worrying extent of the impact of alcohol has […]

Mahon Hospital to reopen

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has welcomed the announcement that the Mater Private will open a new hospital in Mahon, Cork. Deputy Buttimer said that “I am delighted at the news that the a new hospital will open in Cork on the site of the former Cork Medical Centre at City Gate […]

Buttimer Welcomes Farranferris Education and Training Campus

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has welcomed the proposals for an education and training campus on the site of the former Diocesan Seminary at Farranferris. Deputy Buttimer said “I very much welcome the proposals unveiled for an education and training campus on the site of the former Diocesan Seminary at Farranferris as […]

Enable Ireland to open new Cork Shop

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch will officially open Enable Ireland’s newest Cork shop at 33 Oliver Plunkett Street this Wednesday (15 July 2011, 2.30pm) with the help of four year old Enable Ireland service user Lee Napier from Mallow. The Enable Ireland shop will be a trove of goodies for the lucky bargain hunters of […]

Cork TD, and others, to visit Passport Production Facility to investigate delays

It was announced today that the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, TD will lead a delegation from the Committee when it visits the Passport Office at Balbriggan, County Dublin tomorrow (13th July). Ireland has two passport offices: Cork City and Dublin City. There is also and ‘out-of-town’ production […]

Cork couple collect Lotto Prize

A Cork couple got a lot more than they bargained for when they checked their All or Nothing ticket on Sunday evening. Certain they’d matched 11 numbers and bagged €5,000, the pair celebrated until they decided to re-check the ticket. On further inspection, they realised their windfall increased 100 fold to €500,000 as they had […]

Macroom means Business

A Cork based support scheme for Entrepreneur’s is encouraging people to apply for its next round of assistance. This Friday is the deadline for the “2011 GreenShoots” scheme which us supported by Cork County Council and the South Cork Enterprise Board It’s based at Macroom’s “E Enterprise Centre” and innovative businesses could enjoy free office […]