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Lack of strategy hampers refurbishment of 433 vacant housing units in Cork says West Cork TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says new figures obtained by Fianna Fáil show that the Department of Housing has failed to approve funding to refurbish 433 housing units that are currently vacant throughout Cork. Commenting on the figures, Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “New information obtained by my party through a number of Freedom of Information requests to Local Authorities, show a serious lack of progress in refurbishing vacant social housing units.

Clune rejects  “flag of convenience” claim re Norwegian Airlines Ireland

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has rejected claims made by US Congressman Peter De Fazio that Norwegian Airlines Ireland is merely a flag of convenience. She has compared opposition to Norwegian flying from Cork and Shannon airports to the United States as the same kind of negativity and opposition that faced Ryanair when it sought out a license to fly to the UK in 1986.   “I utterly refute the

Global Startup Gathering 2016 launches in Cork

Minister for European Affairs launches a celebration of the global startup community which takes place in Cork from 18th – 20th November 2016 THE arrival of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Startup Nations Summit to Cork later this year will further solidify Ireland’s reputation as a nation that is committed to supporting, growing and driving entrepreneurship and innovation, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Cork tops list of counties for drink driving related fatalities on our roads – Clune says it’s time to consider alcohol interlocks for repeat drunk drivers

Cork accounts for nearly a fifth of all road deaths in the country this year Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has said she is extremely concerned at figures from An Garda Síochána that show that Cork has one of the worst records in the country when it comes to drink driving related fatalities and that almost a fifth of all road deaths this

Fáilte Ireland host Spanish media on back of new route to Cork

A GROUP of Spanish journalists, accompanied by a representative from Iberia Express will touch down in Cork Airport from Madrid today to find out what Cork can offer Spanish visitors when they arrive at the gateway to the South of Ireland.  It is hoped that the new summer service from Madrid to Cork will open up opportunities for Spanish tourists to see for themselves what the Wild Atlantic Way and

When Nathan met Mary

Mary Collins, Drimoleague meeting Nathan Carter before he went on stage at his show at Live At The Marquee Cork. Pic: Darragh Kane

Clune calls for the EU Medicines Agency to relocate from London to Cork

IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune will lobby for the European Medicines Agency, currently based in London, to be relocated to Cork after Britain last week decided to leave the EU. “The BrExit vote last week means that the European Medicines Agency cannot continue to be located in London. Cork is perfectly placed as a new location for the agency. We have an international airport on our doorstep and a top

Minister Creed officially launches Local Link Cork

LOCAL Link Cork is officially launched by the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Deputy Michael Creed TD. Local Link Cork provides rural and community transport throughout County Cork. It follows on from a restructuring of the rural transport groups in Cork under the new branding of Local Link. It is under the auspices of the National Transport Authority both at local county level and nationally.

Get into life saving this summer!

THE Sport of Life Saving which has Olympic Category 2 standing is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the World Sport Federation.  Life Saving Sport is quite distinct in that it teaches participants the skills necessary to rescue someone in distress in water through events that are varied and challenging.

Clune rejects Bernie Sanders’ ‘flag of convenience’ claim

FINE Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has rejected claims made by US Presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders, that Norwegian Airlines International is merely a flag of convenience. She has compared the opposition to Norwegian Airlines flying between Cork and Shannon airports and the United States, to the negativity and opposition that faced Ryanair when it sought out a licence to fly to the UK in 1986.

New Düsseldorf service takes off from Cork Airport

THE new Aer Lingus service between Cork and Düsseldorf is now underway with the official launch taking place at Cork Airport. The German Ambassador to Ireland H.E Matthias Höpfner officially launched the new service and was one of the first passengers to fly to Düsseldorf. He was joined by a delegation of Cork representatives which included Lord Mayor of Cork, Chris O’Leary and Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr

State Ceremonial Event on Grand Parade, Cork Easter Monday, March 28

Cork City and County Mayors to lay wreaths at National Monument The Lord Mayor of Cork and the Mayor of County Cork will join together on Easter Monday, March 28, to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City. The ceremony will be one of nine such synchronised ceremonies taking place at locations around the country at 1.15pm, the time that the first shots

Footballers can build on Monaghan win says Brian Hurley

by John Bohane CORK senior star Brian Hurley is hoping the Cork senior footballers can build on their impressive national league win achieved against Monaghan recently. The Rebels produced an assured performance which enabled them to secure a seven point win against the Farney county. “It was a very good win. We defended very well on the day while we also attacked very well as a team also. It was

John Hayes retires from Cork football

by John Bohane CARBERY Rangers ace forward John Hayes recently brought the curtain down on his inter-county career with the Cork senior footballers. The star corner forward represented the Rebels with great distinction at minor, U21 and senior level. John also appeared as a substitute on the Cork football team which captured the All-Ireland senior football title in 2010, following their narrow one point win against Down. It was a

Tough assignment for U21s in Ennis

by John Bohane Cork U21 football coach Gene O’Driscoll is anticipating a tough assignment on Wednesday, March 9th, when the Cork footballers travel to Ennis to play the home side in a Munster championship quarter-final tie. The inclement weather conditions have hampered the young Rebel footballers preparations in recent weeks. Cork have also have a lot of injuries to content with ahead of the championship tie against the Banner County

Minister must act to protect ‘Open Skies’ deal to benefit Cork Airport

CORK South-West election candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has expressed serious concern about the possible delay to the introduction of Cork-to-Boston flights under the 2007 ‘Open Skies’ agreement. A low-cost airline is due to operate flights from Cork to the US from May but now the deal in jeopardy.

Engineering power house to hire 500 in five years

A leading Irish engineering firm with a base in Cork has begun the New Year with a bang, announcing that it will create 500 new jobs by 2020, doubling its staff in five years. Providing total engineering solutions to clients including a number of major global clients with significant operations in the UK and Ireland, adi Group has a history of exponential growth, and says it is now on track

Energy Cork to host ireland’s first major solar power conference

THE recent White Paper on Energy Policy published by the Department of Energy, Communications and Natural Resources acknowledged that Solar photovoltaic (PV) is part of the solution for the generation of zero-carbon electricity in Ireland. Energy Cork, on January 29th, will host Ireland’s first major conference on solar power in Ireland to discuss the development of Solar PV, as well as the potential challenges and opportunities it presents.

It’s time for Cork’s fishing communities to get ‘a new deal’

FIANNA Fáil’s general election candidate in Cork South-West has outlined a number of measures the party wants to pursue to help build-up the fishing industry. Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony said, “For years it seems our fishermen have been swimming against the tide.  We have an opportunity to change that in this election.  We can send a clear message to next Dáil by electing a loud, proud voice for coastal communities

Trails for Tourism – A Policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County

MEMBERS of Cork County Council recently adopted Draft Trails for Tourism, a policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County which was drafted by members of the Tourism Strategic Policy Committee. Through the promotion of trails, the policy aims to support rural regeneration, economic development and tourism in a sustainable manner. The policy supports the linking of trails with existing attractions (heritage, historic, commemorative) with a focus on achieving

Cork County Council is changing the lights on the Islands

CORK County Council has instructed its public lighting maintenance contractor, Airtricity, to upgrade the public lighting on the seven inhabited islands within the greater Cork area to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), which are the most up to date technology in Public Lighting. Cape Clear Island, Heir Island, Long Island, Sherkin Island, Dursey Island, Whiddy Island and Bere Island will all undergo this upgrade.