[Audio] Cork schools to benefit from Summer works scheme

2nd May 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 48 schools in Cork will benefit from refurbishment works over the summer being paid for by the Department of Education. It’s called the “Summer works scheme”. The schools which will benefit from Round 2 have been announced. The majority of work will be refurbishing toilets and roofs. The […]

[Video] Titanic Memorial Garden opens in Cobh

[Video] Titanic Memorial Garden opens in Cobh

11th April 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the Titanic arriving into Cork Harbour, and anchoring off Roches Point. To mark the occasion a new Memorial Garden has been officially opened in Cobh. It’s at Cove Fort, in the East of the Town, next to the the Port of […]

[Audio] Integrated ticketing arrives in Cork

[Audio] Integrated ticketing arrives in Cork

10th April 2014, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The integrated ticket for public transport has arrived in Cork! Called the “Leap Card” it allows passengers to pay without using cash. The plastic card is already successful in Dublin where 400-thousand have been issued, it’s a national card so Dublin cards can be used in Cork […]

[Special Audio Report] Bomb scare during Queen’s 2011 visit to Cork

[Special Audio Report] Bomb scare during Queen’s 2011 visit to Cork

7th April 2014, Monday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_sullivan New inside details about the Queen’s 2011 visit to Cork – and the rest of Ireland – will be given in an programme airing tonight, The state visit was the first time a British monarch had ever set foot in the Republic, and security was high. While […]

[Audio] Unhappy constituent spits in eye of Labour MEP in Cork

[Audio] Unhappy constituent spits in eye of Labour MEP in Cork

7th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Labour MEP who was spat at while in Cork last week has revealed more details about the assault, The incident happened around 6pm last Wednesday when Phil Prendergast was walking in Turners Cross on her way to a funeral home. An unidentified man in his late 30s […]

[Audio] Former Lord Mayor Michael O’Connell invited to Royal Event

[Audio] Former Lord Mayor Michael O’Connell invited to Royal Event

7th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor of Cork is making preparations to fly to he UK to take part in the official visit of President Michael D. Higgins to Britain. Labour Cllr Michael O’Connell was Lord Mayor of Cork when Queen Elizabeth visited Ireland in 2011. Now, Cllr O’Connell will head in the […]

[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, Éamon de Valera, Sean T. O’Kelly, Mary Robinson, and Mary […]

Dunmanway to get new swimming pool

17th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour TD for Cork South West, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that plans to build the new state-of-the-art swimming pool in Dunmanway are now at an advanced stage. In welcoming this further progress Deputy McCarthy stated that “The project will go to tender in March with the aim […]

SF City Council candidate angry with Lab TD

SF City Council candidate angry with Lab TD

28th Janaury 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has criticised the record of Labour TD Ciarán Lynch on the issue of Money Lenders Interest Rates. The Sinn Féin candidate for Ballincollig-Carrigaline LEA, was responding to comments made by Ciarán Lynch on Newstalk this morning (Tuesday). Deputy Lynch, was speaking ahead of […]

[Audio] Apple Road to be renamed after former Lord Mayor

17th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A road near the Apple Computer building in Hollyhill, Cork is to be re-named in honour of a popular former Lord Mayor. Cllr David McCarthy – better known as “Davey Mac” – served as Lord Mayor in 1997 He passed away three years ago. Plans are now in […]