Sinn Fein Protest Held in Bantry Against Anglo Handover

Sinn Fein Protest Held in Bantry Against Anglo Handover

Despite the inclement weather, a crowd of approximately 60 people gathered in Wolfe Tone Square in Bantry last Saturday to protest against the handover of billions of euro to Anglo bondholders. The hour long protest, following-on from the previous weeks demonstration in Dunmanway, was organised by West Cork Sinn Féin but was supported by people of various political […]

Ballyhea Bailout Protest stops traffic on main Cork-Limerick Road

Traffic on the Main Cork to Limerick road was brought to a halt for almost 15 minutes on Wednesday (26th Jan), and some 120 drivers were delayed, due to a financial protest. The long established “Ballyhea Bondholder Bailout Protest Group” were joined by some of the occupiers of Stapleton House who had travelled from Cork […]

Fastnet Line asks County Council for more funds

Following a period of examinership, the company which operates the Cork-Swansea Ferry, Fastnet Line Ship Holdings Ltd (owned by the West Cork Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd) and related companies are seeking support of the Cork County Council to fund the continued operation of the Cork Swansea ferry service. The period of examinership is coming to […]

Septic tank charge will break the camelâ

Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Sandra McLellan has condemned the Government’s handling of the proposed septic tank charge and called for the immediate establishment of agreed standards and an appropriate funding mechanism for those who have to carry out repairs or upgrades. Speaking in the Dáil on the Report Stages of the Water Services […]

Application for Patronage of Carrigaline Secondary Gaelscoil Welcome- Clune.

Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune today welcomed the application made by Cork VEC and An Foras Pátrúnachta to the Department of Education to become patrons of the new Irish secondary school in Carrigaline. This follows on from Minister Ruairi Quinn’s announcement in June that schools could apply for patronage. Minister Quinn said: “With the significant […]

WHO designates Cork a Healthy City

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated Cork as a ‘Healthy City’. Designated with Copenhagen (Denmark) and Nantes (France); Cork city can now present itself internationally as a city that is prioritising the health of its citizens.  Cork joins the Irish cities of Belfast, Galway and Waterford that have been designated already. Cork City Council, […]

FF says Minister is driving up health insurance costs

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has called on the Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly to halt a dangerous policy which is continuing to drive health insurance costs upward and beyond the reach of thousands of families.  Deputy Kelleher makes the remarks after it was revealed in the Sunday Business Post that Quinn Healthcare […]

Farm Safe says Minister

Over the coming months farmers will be working hard during the busiest time of the farming year.  January is a time for making New Year’s resolutions and Minister Simon Coveney TD encourages farmers to make safe farming a priority in 2012. At this time of year there is a need to be particularly mindful of […]

Cheese job losses in North Cork

Kerry Foods is seeking 34 voluntary redundancies at its Charleville plant The North Cork facility which makes “Cheese-strings” and currently employs over 500 people However due to the company purchasing new automated equipment, it needs to make some staff redundant on phased basis between June and September The processed cheese market in Ireland is considered […]

Cork Student’s could win Google logo competition

Eleven Cork students have been named as finalists in the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google art competition. They are now amongst 75 Irish students in with a chance of seeing their doodle on the Google Ireland Homepage for all to see. Everyone in Cork is now being urged to visit www.google.ie/doodle4google and vote for their […]

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