[Audio] President Michael D Higgins to receive Freedom of Cork City

25th March 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will receive the Freedom of Cork City The 72 year old will become the sixth president of Ireland to receive the honour – following in the footsteps of Douglas Hyde, √Čamon de Valera, Sean T. O’Kelly, Mary Robinson, and Mary […]

[Audio] Pope to visit Cork?

24th March 2014, Monday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Plans to invite the Pope to visit Cork have taken another step forward A Former Deputy Lord Mayor of the City proposed the invitation two weeks ago, and an internal committee – the corporate policy group – have now approved the idea in principal. Fine Gael CITY […]

[Audio] Should Cork City and County Councils merge?

22nd March 2014, Saturday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A former Mayor of County Cork is calling for a “public vote” to establish if the City and County Councils should be merged. Fine Gael County Councillor Tim Lombard wants a “plebesite” – essentially a local referendum – for “one county, one authority” saying it would bring […]

[Audio] EU gong for Munster MEP

[Audio] EU gong for Munster MEP

19th March 2014, Wednesday 11am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Irish politician has been named “MEP of the Year” Sean Kelly – who represents the constituency of “Ireland South”, which includes Cork – received the award in the “Digital Agenda” category. MEPs are chosen following a vote by their peers, and the awards took place […]

[Audio] Cork Tech startup TrustEv continues to grow

[Audio] Cork Tech startup TrustEv continues to grow

10th March 2014 by David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It was exactly one year ago this month that I first visited the offices of TrustEv (pronounced as “Trust F”), a start-up based in Bessboro, Blackrock, just off the Skehard Road in Cork. I had difficulty locating their building because they were so new there was no sign. […]

Sean Kelly says Cork should enjoy slice of EU 1.25bn fund

Sean Kelly says Cork should enjoy slice of EU 1.25bn fund

6th March 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Former GAA President, Sean Kelly, MEP, today encouraged Banks, Small Businesses, Researchers and Universities to collaborate closely to make Ireland a world leader in Innovation. Cork is ideally placed to nurture this global hub of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with its strong academic foundations in UCC & CIT, along […]

Clune welcomes Live Register improvement

Clune welcomes Live Register improvement

5th March 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune, has today (Wednesday ) welcomed the latest figures from the CSO, which show that the number of people on the Live Register has fallen for the last 20 months in a row. In Cork City, the number of people signing on has reduced […]

Deirdre Clune running for Europe

Deirdre Clune running for Europe

17th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Deirdre Clune, has said she is proud to accept the challenge of securing a second seat for Fine Gael in the Ireland South constituency. Senator Clune was speaking after she was nominated alongside Sean Kelly MEP to contest the European Parliament elections for Fine […]

[Audio] Taoiseach makes 1st official Visit to UCC Campus

31st Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, marked his first visit to the University College Cork campus today by delivering a major speech on public sector reform and the importance of public service. He was speaking at the 15th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture following an invitation by the Department […]