Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

8th December 2014, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Sinn Féin Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has claimed that Cork County Council is simply not doing enough to tackle the issue of homelessness. Speaking after a report was presented to Councillors at today’s meeting of Cork County Council, following on from a motion tabled by Cllr Ó […]

Main Cork to Kerry road to be improved in Macroom

Main Cork to Kerry road to be improved in Macroom

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork North West TD Michael Creed has today welcomed the signing of the contract for the resurfacing of Macroom town. Commenting on the signing of the contract with Priority Construction LTD, Deputy Creed said: “I am delighted that Cork County Council have finalised plans to resurface the N22 […]

Google streetview expands in Cork City

Google streetview expands in Cork City

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Many Cork people, do not like the exterior of Merchants Quay in Cork. It is a fine shopping centre, an indoor mall but is a “celebration of redbrick” outside. Until now you could only appreciate it’s exterior on Google Streetview, but now the interior is also available. Today, Google’s […]

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork’s festival scene has received a significant boost. The Leeside Capital, which is already known as the “City of Festivals” with more than 20 significant events spread across the year in Culture, Education, Music and Sport. Today, €110,000 in Government Grants were confirmed for three major events, including; Cork […]

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself!

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself!

8th December 2014, 6pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan Cork based printing company, Lettertec Ireland Ltd have won an Irish Print Award in the Print Finishing category for its book “Celebrating 21 years of the Cork Person of the Year Awards”. Lettertec faced strong competition from printing companies and specialist print finishers from Dublin and Belfast, […]

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan A former Mayor of County Cork – Tim Lombard – has expressed his disappointment at the announcement that from January of 2015, Bandon Library is to be closed on Mondays. Cllr Lombard (Fine Gael) says “Unfortunately staff members are down over the last six years, and there are 39,000 new […]

Anti water charges petition for Mayor

Anti water charges petition for Mayor

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan This morning at 9:30am the anti-water charges campaign group Cobh Says No to Austerity presented a petition to Mayor Alan Coleman with over 1000 signatures demanding that Cork County Council joins with other councils all over the country in calling for an immediate end to water charges and […]

Armed Gardai called to Minane Bridge

Armed Gardai called to Minane Bridge

6th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Gardaí have arrested an 18-year-old male and recovered a firearm following an overnight incident at a house in Co. Cork. At approximately 11pm Gardaí from Kinsale were called to an incident at a house near Minane Bridge. On the arrival of gardaí a number of gun shots were […]

Drugs smuggled to Cork House in sandals

Drugs smuggled to Cork House in sandals

5th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 400gms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of €28,000 were seized yesterday (04/12/14), at a house in Cork City. The drugs which originated in South Africa, were concealed in a shipment of sandals. A 22 year old Nigerian female were arrested and is currently detained under drug […]

Farranree Traffic Warden

Farranree Traffic Warden

5th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie With the imminent retirement of the School Traffic Warden, parents have expressed concern that the area on Knockpogue Ave in Farranree which has one Secondary School and 2 Primary Schools and is subject to very heavy traffic at school time will be left without a School Traffic Warden. […]