Cork Govt senator congratulates Govt

29 April 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central, Colm Burke has said that “the Government’s Spring Economic Statement shows a real vision to spread the recovery to all corners of Ireland, including Cork.” “The economic recovery is gaining momentum and the Government has a plan to spread its benefits […]

Bus strike would damage Cork tourism

27 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the European Parliaments Tourism Taskforce Deirdre Clune has appealed to bus unions to call off their planned strike action beginning on the May Bank holiday weekend. MEP Clune has said the planned strike will hurt our fragile tourist industry which is in […]

Cork Minister promotes eCommerce

Cork Minister promotes eCommerce

24 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy TD, Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection, has called on small Irish businesses to gear up for e-commerce and embrace opportunities for innovation in the digital economy. Minister Murphy was speaking at the Smart Business Show in the RDS, which he opened today. […]

Drink less alcohol says Cork Govt Senator

21 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “We need to fully implement existing alcohol legislation to protect our nation’s health” Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has today urged the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, to ensure full implementation of Section 9 of the Intoxicating […]

Ireland to lose out on new EU Touring Visa potential

29 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune (Cork South Central), has said that Ireland will miss out on the benefits of a new proposed EU Touring Visa as we are not a member of the Schengen area. “The European Commission has proposed a new type of visa, the Touring visa, […]

Cork town suffering after Boundary Committee split main street in two

26 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to […]

Town Councils are not coming back

Town Councils are not coming back

25 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For years there were calls in Carrigaline and other boom areas for a “Town Council”; a form of local Government that was closest to the people. Those hopes were dashed last year when Town Councils were abolished. There had been 80 nationally, of which 12 were in Cork. […]

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed a decision by Tourism Ireland to co-fund a campaign to market Cork in Cardiff, in advance of the beginning of the new Cork- Cardiff air route in June, 2015. “Representatives from Tourism Ireland have […]

Malwarebytes chooses Cork for EMEA HQ

18 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D., today announced that Malwarebytes, the company founded to protect people and businesses from next-generation cyberthreats, has chosen Cork as the site for its EMEA HQ, creating 50 new jobs over 3 years. The investment is supported by the Department […]

Cork clubs can apply for Sports Capital Programme

Cork clubs can apply for Sports Capital Programme

14 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “Sports clubs in Cork should apply now for Sports Capital funding,” says Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Jim Daly. Deputy Daly was speaking after confirmation from the Minister for Sport, Michael Ring TD,that an extra €40 million has been secured for Sports Capital Programme in 2015. “It […]

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