Cork groups prepare for Dublin water protest

3rd December 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie With exactly one week to go before the December 10 anti water charges protest outside Dail Eireann, the We Won’t Pay campaign this morning claimed that the event has the potential not only to further undermine the charge but to shake an increasingly weak, discredited and unpopular Government. […]

[Video & Audio] Water Minister turns down meeting with original Cork protest group

7th November 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The key figure in one of Cork’s original Anti Water Charges groups has refused a meeting with the Minister responsible for Irish Water. Environment Minister Alan Kelly was in Cork yesterday inspecting the large Irish Water Call Centre which is based at Abtran, Bessboro, Mahon. The Minister was […]

[Audio] Jazz and Musical ‘Walk of Fame’ for Cork City Centre

28th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork City wants a Walk of Fame for musical names on MacCurtain Street. This years Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – over the long weekend – has been described as the “The most successful in a decade” The event, established in 1978, is now […]

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

26 September 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork businessman George Barter of Barter’s Travel agency on Patrick Street has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Portugal with responsibility for Cork City and County. While most countries already have an Embassy in Dublin, many such as Portugal choose to cement their presence in Ireland by […]

[Audio] Save Leap Post Office

13th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The future of a Leap Post Office will be discussed again this evening. The scenic West Cork village – between Rosscarbery and Skibbereen – has been without a Post Office service since February following a contractual dispute between An Post and the contractor. An Post is willing to […]

[Audio] City Councillors receive (short) Events Centre progress report

23rd September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork City Councilors have finally been given a report into the Events Centre situation. The 31 elected Councillors had been asking the Chief Executive, and her predecessor, for an update on progress for many months with Councillors complaining that the media knew more about the Events Centre then […]

[Audio] Dairygold creates 115 new jobs in Co Cork

19th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Dairygold are creating 115 full-time jobs and investing 117 million euro in County Cork The jobs will come on stream by the year 2020, and will be in Mallow and Mitchelstown The expansion is also expected to create 400 temporary construction roles. Dairygold is spend 83.5 million renovating […]

[Audio] Taoiseach comments on Cork AIrport Independence

19th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Taoiseach was in County Cork today for a number of engagements. While in Cork Enda Kenny spoke with TheCork.ie about two major Cork issues of public concern; Our Reporter David O’Sullivan first asked the Taoiseach about the Government’s commitment to making Cork Airport an Independent entity; similar […]

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