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Memories from the Archives – November 1997

It was a case of ‘a childhood revisited’ for Minister for Education, Micheal Martin when he took time out from his busy schedule to stop off at Ballindangan National School in November 1997. Returning to the place where he spent his holidays as a boy, the minister renewed links with ...

2018-11-11 14:34 open_in_new
Ford Innov8 means great value for 191 registration buyers

As the 191 January new car market draws near, Ford has announced an exciting range of offers to woo customers during the busy new car registration sales period.

Under the banner of Ford Innov8, the deals on some of Ireland’s best-selling cars,include the extra peace of mind ...

2018-11-11 12:13 open_in_new
Future Generation puts the fizz into Cork student housing scheme

Future Generation, a Southern Grove company, has acquired The Cola Factory in Cork, Ireland, to create a flagship 600-bed student accommodation scheme.

The acquisition is Future Generation’s first outside of the UK and marks the start of a major European student accommodation development ...

2018-11-10 16:52 open_in_new
Síle Seoige announced as Citroën Brand Ambassador

Citroën Ireland is delighted to announce that Broadcaster Síle Seoige has come on board as a Brand Ambassador.

Síle was presented with her Citroën Grand C4 Picasso at the annual Citroën Dealer Conference in The Heritage, Killenard.

The Irish family favorite Citroën Grand C4 ...

2018-11-10 14:34 open_in_new
OUR NEW IRISH HOME – a series profiling those living in our community from overseas

By Graham Clifford

A chance meeting with a group of young Irish people in a London pub pointed Mohamed Belmekki in the direction of the land where he would find success, love and a home from home.

Though born in the French city of Strasbourg, Mohamed, the youngest son in a family of ...

2018-11-10 13:22 open_in_new
Cork and Kerry producing the goods

The 10th Annual Cork and Kerry Food Market took place on Saturday, November 3 in Cork City Hall.

The event which is a calendar highlight for foodies is Munster’s largest indoor food market which saw more than 70 food and drinks producers exhibit their artisan ...

2018-11-10 12:13 open_in_new
Spirit Motor Group join forces with SEAT

SEAT Ireland has announced details of a significant strategic development for the brand as the renowned Spirit Motor Group has joined the SEAT dealer network.

The opening of Spirit SEAT is set to create 11 jobs, bringing the total number of employees within Spirit Motor Group to over ...

2018-11-09 13:31 open_in_new
St Colman’s piloting digital mapping software as a learning tool

St Colman’s College, Fermoy is one of twelve pilot schools in Ireland to use ArcGIS for Schools, a digital software which allows students to collect, analyse and visualise data on a wide range of topics. 

The students can study climate change, design cities and towns, ...

2018-11-09 12:19 open_in_new
Convenience sector nomination for Fermoy store

SPAR Texaco Fermoy has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards in the annual ShelfLife C Store Awards.

One of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Irish retail calendar, Shelflife’s annual C Store awards are the only independently judged ...

2018-11-09 11:07 open_in_new
Applications open for free Wifi hotspots in parks and town centres

Funding has been secured to introduce free Wifi hotspots to public spaces in Ireland, with the EU making €120m available for local authorities over the next three years as part of the Wifi4EU scheme.

Local authorities can apply for vouchers worth €15,000 to provide free public ...

2018-11-08 17:07 open_in_new
Johnny Allen achieves biggest win of his career

Araglen born jockey, Johnny Allen, crossed the line in style on Extra Brut to win the 2018 AAMI Victoria Derby at the Melbourne Cup last weekend.

The 2018 Victoria Derby on Derby Day heralds the start of the Victoria Racing Club’s Melbourne Cup carnival held at the iconic Flemington ...

2018-11-08 13:31 open_in_new
Belujsky gains Irish title eligibility following quickfire Mexican KO

Mitchelstown super middleweight boxer Vladimir Belujsky scored an early stoppage win in Mexico last weekend to defeat Israel Ornelas.

Belujsky was in action on a bill in Tijuana facing the veteran Mexican opponent and as the bout was scheduled for eight rounds, he is now eligible for the ...

2018-11-08 12:19 open_in_new
Munster winners of Seedcorn competition announced

The ‘Best New Start’ and ‘Best Early Stage’ company have been announced at the Munster final of the 2018 InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition.

ARQ Asset Solutions from Cork has been crowned the ‘Best New Start’, walking away with a ...

2018-11-08 11:07 open_in_new
Fermoy man signs €45 million business deal with China

Fermoy native Pat O’Flynn, has signed a multi-million euro distribution deal with Chinese pharmaceutical firm Fosun Pharmaceuticals, on behalf of his company, Solvotrin Therapeutics this week. 

Pat is the son of now retired local business people Coleman and Vergie O’Flynn and is a ...

2018-11-08 11:07 open_in_new
The Gut Check Campaign

“The Gut Check” campaign was launched this week and is encouraging people to talk about their digestive health.

With one in five of us experiencing on-going gastrointestinal problems like bloating, excessive wind, gastric discomfort, constipation and or diarrhoea on a regular basis, ...

2018-11-08 10:01 open_in_new
IFA meet dept of agriculture on EID & clean sheep policy

Cork sheep farmer and chairman of IFA National Sheep Sean Dennehy said the lamb trade remains solid with factories paying from €4.75 to €4.80/kg with top prices of €4.85/4.88 paid in recent days.

He said demand remains strong and numbers are expected to tighten as this week ...

2018-11-08 08:58 open_in_new
Take ADDvantage of sensational offers during Peugeot Drivetime

Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importer in Ireland, has announced its sensational ADDvantage offers open to customers during the Peugeot Drivetime event, now on at Peugeot Dealerships nationwide. 

With PCP and HP low cost finance from 3.9% APR, plus a five year extended warranty ...

2018-11-08 08:58 open_in_new
New home for Mitchelstown Post Office

The Post Office in Mitchelstown is on the move from its current location on Upper Cork Street to a new unit at Farrell’s SuperValu.

The new office will continue to offer the full range of An Post postal, financial and communications products and services.

Staffing levels ...

2018-11-07 17:25 open_in_new
Fermoy schools’ issues highlighted to Minister

The situation relating to the new extension at Colaiste an Chraoibhín and the need for a new PE Hall at St Colman’s College, Fermoy has been highlighted to the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh by Fine Gael candidate, Patrick O’Driscoll. 

Mr ...

2018-11-07 17:25 open_in_new
Lights and action in Mitchelstown

The Mitchelstown GAA grounds have undergone a lot of development in recent times and during the summer it was favourably commented upon by visiting clubs. 

In an ambitious undertaking the club has floodlit its main field – no expense was spared and the famous Limerick ...

2018-11-07 17:25 open_in_new
€1 million increase in Fermoy MD 2019 budget

A one million euro increase in the Fermoy Municipal District Budget for 2019 was announced at the budget meeting held in Fermoy Town Hall on Friday last. 

Municipal District Officer Pauline Moriarty, said that a lot of the €1 million increase relates to the 5 new staff which ...

2018-11-07 17:25 open_in_new