ENVIRONMENT: Irish Water investing €1.3m in wastewater monitoring and sampling in Cork – creating cleaner rivers and coastal waters

ENVIRONMENT: Irish Water investing €1.3m in wastewater monitoring and sampling in Cork – creating cleaner rivers and coastal waters

23 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Irish Water is to invest €1.3m million in flow monitoring and performance sampling equipment in wastewater treatment plants across County Cork as part of a nationwide project which will provide enhanced protection for our rivers and coastal waters. The project will also allow Irish Water to identify where […]

SPORT: 17th Annual ‘Tour de Munster’ cycle will fundraise for Down Syndrome Ireland

SPORT: 17th Annual ‘Tour de Munster’ cycle will fundraise for Down Syndrome Ireland

22 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The four day ‘Tour de Munster’ charity cycle, which was launched by cycling legend Sean Kelly and celebrity guest Aoibhín Garrihy in the beautiful grounds of Bunratty Castle takes place from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th August, and will see over 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around […]

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Must press ahead with boundary extension – Four Lord Mayors issue a statement outlining why

CORK CITY COUNCIL: Must press ahead with boundary extension – Four Lord Mayors issue a statement outlining why

21 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council wants to expand it’s boundary, but doing so would come at the expense of Cork County Council. The most recent report – the Mackinnon Report – into the long running issue recommends an extension of the City. Since the initiation of the Cork Local Government […]

FARM SAFETY: Don’t let standards slip during warm weather – says Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

FARM SAFETY: Don’t let standards slip during warm weather – says Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

21 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister Creed urges farmers to prioritise farm safety The recently reappointed Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, has issued a fresh appeal to farmers and contractors alike to prioritise farm safety as the current warm weather sees a large amount of farm activity taking place throughout the […]

CORK NEEDS MOTORWAYS AND BROADBAND: otherwise the jobs and business battle with Dublin will be lost

CORK NEEDS MOTORWAYS AND BROADBAND: otherwise the jobs and business battle with Dublin will be lost

21 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ibec makes submission to the Mid-Term review of Government’s Capital Plan Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called upon Government to increase investment in regional infrastructure, claiming that failure to adopt a more ambitious capital plan would accentuate the growing imbalance between the regions and the […]

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

RURAL FUNDING: €195,600 in CLÁR funding for communities in Cork

20 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the allocation of €195,600 in CLÁR programme funding for 4 local projects. “I am delighted that €195,600 has been allocated to Cork. It is vitally important that we provide children in isolated rural areas with places to play safely […]

IRISH FAMINE: Midleton, East Cork, Sculpture remembers donation from Native American Choctaw Nation to Irish people

IRISH FAMINE: Midleton, East Cork, Sculpture remembers donation from Native American Choctaw Nation to Irish people

18 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Many students of History will have heard that during the Irish Famine a tribe of Native Americans (previously referred to as ‘Indians’, a word that is now considered incorrect) donated food to the Irish people. The Choctaw Nation of Native Americans were today remembered with the dedication of […]

TOURISM: 1.2 million French to read all about Cork

TOURISM: 1.2 million French to read all about Cork

16 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Seven top travel and lifestyle journalists from France have been visiting Cork and Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. Representing 14 different online and print publications, with a combined readership of more than 1.2 million, the journalists travelled from Roscoff to Cork with […]

ENTERTAINMENT: New film ‘Twice Shy’ boasts two Cork connections – features former Castlemartyr publican and current comedian Pat Shortt – and Glanmire/Youghal director Fionn Greger

ENTERTAINMENT: New film ‘Twice Shy’ boasts two Cork connections – features former Castlemartyr publican and current comedian Pat Shortt – and Glanmire/Youghal director Fionn Greger

15 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Twice Shy, the coming-of-age-drama written and directed by Tom Ryan will be released on Friday 23rd June. The film boasts two Cork connections: A father figure is plated by former Castlemartyr publican and current comedian Pat Shortt The producer is Cork born Fionn Greger Fionn was born and […]