HERITAGE: Glucksman successfully retains museum accreditation

HERITAGE: Glucksman successfully retains museum accreditation

12 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Glucksman, University College Cork has successfully retained its full accreditation with the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI), which started in 2006 with just 12 participants, now has 57 museums across the island of Ireland, participating in it. The programme recognises excellence in […]

LOCAL POLITICS: Field calls for urgent Footpath Maintenance in Glasheen

LOCAL POLITICS: Field calls for urgent Footpath Maintenance in Glasheen

12 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Luke Field, Labour Party Local Area Representative for the Cork City South West ward, has highlighted the poor condition of footpaths in the Glasheen area. ‘The condition of some of these paths is borderline pathetic––you’d feel like you’re taking a gamble just walking along them,’ commented Mr Field. […]

EDUCATION: 30,000 Cork Students Call On Senators To Reject Loans Scheme In Favour Of Public Investment In Education

EDUCATION: 30,000 Cork Students Call On Senators To Reject Loans Scheme In Favour Of Public Investment In Education

12 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie UCC Students’ Union and CIT Students’ Union have called on Senators to support a Labour private members motion this Wednesday rejecting any move to implement an income-contingent loan scheme but instead to publicly invest in third level education. UCC Students’ Union President Martin Scally said, “A decision to […]

CHARITY: UCC Sport Raises €14k for CUH Charity Children’s Unit Appeal

CHARITY: UCC Sport Raises €14k for CUH Charity Children’s Unit Appeal

11 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie   UCC Sport, representing all sports clubs at University College Cork selected CUH Charity as their official charity partner for 2016/2017 and chose to focus their fundraising efforts on the Children’s Unit Appeal. As a result of many student-led fundraising activities over the last nine months, they recently […]

NEW CORK CITY BRIDGE: to link Merchants Quay and St Patrick’s Quay – Council seeking feedback

NEW CORK CITY BRIDGE: to link Merchants Quay and St Patrick’s Quay – Council seeking feedback

11 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is asking the people of Cork for their views on Cork’s newest bridge, the €3.5 million pedestrian and cycle bridge opposite Harley Street. The proposed bridge will link Merchants Quay to St Patrick’s Quay and provide easier access between the city centre, Mc Curtain Street and […]

CORK CITY: National Day of Commemoration Ceremony takes place in Fitzgerald’s Park this morning

CORK CITY: National Day of Commemoration Ceremony takes place in Fitzgerald’s Park this morning

9 July 2017, Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, will take place today 11 am in Fitzgerald’s Park, The Mardyke, Cork. The ceremony will be attended by local Public Representatives, members of […]

HERITAGE: Following TWO serious fires in Cork a Labour Rep wants Govt to protect other HERITAGE buildings

HERITAGE: Following TWO serious fires in Cork a Labour Rep wants Govt to protect other HERITAGE buildings

7 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Representative in Cork South Central, Peter Horgan, has called for the Department of Heritage to take a proactive approach on Cork’s heritage buildings, after a series of fires have destroyed a large chunk of Cork’s heritage. “There are mixed feelings in Cork on the legacy […]

CORK CITY: is one of Europe’s leading CULTURAL cities – in new European research

CORK CITY: is one of Europe’s leading CULTURAL cities – in new European research

7 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is delighted that Cork has been recognized as one of eight “ideal” cities for culture and creativity across the European Union. Cork was ranked as number one for cultural venues and facilities amongst European cities with a population of under 500,000. It also came top […]