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OUR NEW IRISH HOME – a series profiling those living in our community from overseas

By Graham Clifford

Tim’s father posted the decorations over from China and they hang proudly in the window of his riverfront restaurant.

“It will be the year of the Pig in our culture so we are getting ready. Our Chinese New Year begins on the first week in February and this year ...

2019-01-21 11:37 open_in_new
ISPCA pet care tips and advice during cold weather

The weather is forecasted to turn cold, with frost and snow expected in the coming days so we put together some tips and advice to avoid hazards and to keep your pets safe during the cold weather.


If the temperature outside is too cold for you to stay ...

2019-01-20 17:46 open_in_new
Memories from the Archives – January 1998

“As long as the legs hold out, I’ll keep at it”, 86 year old Ballindangan man James Condon determinedly told our reporter in January 1998. The lifelong cyclist, who won 12 Munster championships in the 1940s and 1950s, would make the weekly trip from Ballindangan to Mitchelstown ...

2019-01-20 17:46 open_in_new
Search on for best young food entrepreneurs

Registration is now open for GROW2CEO – a unique competition to find Irelands’ next young food entrepreneurs.

Launched this week, GROW2CEO will give students and teenagers across Irish secondary schools everything they need to start growing some food, get a better understanding of what ...

2019-01-20 16:43 open_in_new
Back for Business programme seeking participants

An initiative to help returning emigrants start and develop businesses in Ireland is looking for participants to apply before the deadline of Friday, January 25.

The Back for Business entrepreneur mentoring programme runs over six months and there is no charge for those selected to ...

2019-01-20 12:31 open_in_new
Dairygold introduces new Milk Supplier Sustainability Bonus

Over 300 Dairygold milk suppliers attending a special launch event at the Corrin Event Centre in Fermoy, were told of  where Dairygold announced detaisl of a new bonus payment for milk suppliers.

A number of guest speakers, including those from Bord Bia, Teagasc, Munster Cattle ...

2019-01-19 15:31 open_in_new
Carzone predicts January 21st as the day that consumers are most likely to consider buying a new car

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing and as we inch closer to pay day, it seems that late-January is the time many of us start to think about buying a new car.

According to the latest Carzone Motoring Report half of us plan to purchase a car under two years old and based on data ...

2019-01-19 13:25 open_in_new
TOVS support small business with online services

Funding to support a further 1,000 small/micro businesses along with training to a further 2,000 to develop their online capabilities in 2019 under the Trading Online Voucher Scheme (TOVS), has been announced.

The scheme supports small/micro businesses in developing their ecommerce ...

2019-01-19 11:19 open_in_new
R’evelyn Pleasure claims Novice Chase win at Fairyhouse for O’Brien

R’evelyn Pleasure may have benefitted from the final fence fall of leader Getaway Kid in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice Chase at Fairyhouse last weekend, but trainer Sean O’Brien said he deserved his little bit of luck.

The family-owned horse trailed by three parts of a ...

2019-01-18 17:28 open_in_new
Minister Creed announces the opening of Year 3 of the Sheep Welfare Scheme

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, announced that the third year of the Sheep Welfare Scheme will commence on February 2, 2019.

Existing participants in the scheme will be automatically enrolled in year 3 and will not need to take any action should they ...

2019-01-18 16:25 open_in_new
The ŠKODA Octavia remains streets ahead for Irish drivers in terms of value retention

ŠKODA Ireland this week welcomed a motor industry report, which placed the ŠKODA Octavia in pole position, for holding the strongest retention value in the Irish used-car market. This is the second year in a row that the ŠKODA Octavia has achieved this accolade.

With an ...

2019-01-18 15:22 open_in_new
Irish forest industries to create thousands of rural jobs

Forest Industries Ireland (FII), the new trade association for the forestry and timber industries officially launched on Monday 14th.

Almost all the major forestry and timber companies in Ireland are members of Forest Industries Ireland, a new business sector within Ibec.

They are ...

2019-01-18 14:19 open_in_new
Sod-turning ceremony at Crann Ard housing project

With housing rarely out of the news and is very much a hot topic in Government circles, there's good news to report this week in relation to the Fermoy catchment, with the official sod-turning ceremony taking place at Crann Árd, Pike Road on Wednesday ...

2019-01-18 13:16 open_in_new
Tablets for older Limerick citizens to help combat social isolation

More than 30 older people from across County Limerick have been presented with special tablets as part of a programme to reduce incidents of social isolation and open up a new world of communication.

Age Friendly Limerick, which is co-ordinated by Limerick City and County Council, in ...

2019-01-18 12:13 open_in_new
Dan O’Connor RIP – On heaven’s highway

It is with sadness, deep regret and a heavy heart we record the untimely passing on January 10th, 2019 of Dan O’Connor, Cloughleafin, Mitchelstown and formerly of Boherbue.

When word spread of Dan’s illness six months or so ago, his many former colleagues and friends in ...

2019-01-18 11:10 open_in_new
New Year’s Resolutions for a Sustainable Home – Five Simple Steps

by Dr Claire O’Neill, Cork University Business School

As we start a new year, it is a great time to set yourself and your family some new commitments that will make your home more sustainable.

The question often asked is, “can I make a difference?” and the answer to that is, ...

2019-01-17 16:16 open_in_new
O’Driscoll welcomes planning application for Doneraile Court

Pa O’Driscoll, the Fine Gael candidate for the next General Election, has welcomed the application by the OPW for planning permission to undertake works at Doneraile Court. 

The permission being sought includes renovation works, the installation of toilets, a lift, and an exhibition ...

2019-01-17 15:13 open_in_new
Pilot scheme aimed at supporting the elderly launched in Mitchelstown

Everyone needs a bit of care and support as they get older and as such, a pilot project aimed at offering such help and support is being trialled in Mitchelstown. 

Cork County Council and Enterprise Ireland launched a small business innovation research challenge inviting applicants to ...

2019-01-17 14:10 open_in_new
Important IFA meeting on CAP / ANC in Fermoy

The IFA is holding a number of open farmer meetings around the country to update farmers on the state of play with the CAP negotiations.

The first of these meetings for Cork will take place this Thursday, January 17 in The Castle Hotel, Macroom and the following week in ...

2019-01-17 13:07 open_in_new
Excitement mounts ahead of town v city clash

Army man, Darren Cody and his Fermoy side face a Mount Everest-like challenge on Sunday when they face off against one of the top teams in the League of Ireland.

At 2pm on Sunday in Carrig Park, Fermoy's finest clash with Cork City in a Munster Senior Cup quarter-final tie that ...

2019-01-17 12:04 open_in_new
Standout 21st for Donal

Donal Ahern from Ballynoe celebrated his 21st birthday in style at Cork Racecourse in Mallow recently when he got the opportunity to make the trophy presentation to the winner of the second last race. 

The young St Catherines supporter enjoys a good race meeting and so, for his 21st ...

2019-01-17 11:01 open_in_new