HISTORIC DAY: After 56 years in operation Cork Airport sees departure of first SCHEDULED Transatlantic flight – Cork to New Boston/Providence Route

HISTORIC DAY: After 56 years in operation Cork Airport sees departure of first SCHEDULED Transatlantic flight – Cork to New Boston/Providence Route

1 July 2017, Saturday 2.30pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For the first time in Cork Airport’s 56-year history, direct scheduled transatlantic travel is now a reality Historic route heralds the era of low cost year round direct transatlantic travel from Cork Airport to the US East Coast New Norwegian service will operate three times weekly […]

SOCCER: Kevin O’Connor to sign for Preston North End

SOCCER: Kevin O’Connor to sign for Preston North End

1 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork City FC have confirmed that Kevin O’Connor will join Preston North End at the end of July. The defender will join club mate Seanie Maguire in signing for the English Championship side, after the two clubs agreed terms for the move. O’Connor has made almost 70 league […]

CHILD SAFETY: Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD urges parents to be cautious of new Snapchat feature

CHILD SAFETY: Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD urges parents to be cautious of new Snapchat feature

28 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD (Cork South Central) has expressed concerns regarding the potential for exploitation of the new Snapchat feature to target children. The phone App Snapchat has launched a new update which allows ‘friends’ to view your current location, […]

GAS: New fracking law will safeguard environment – says Cork Government Senator Tim Lombard

GAS: New fracking law will safeguard environment – says Cork Government Senator Tim Lombard

28 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard (from Carrigaline, Co Cork), spokesman on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, said the scientific evidence overwhelmingly shows that permitting fracking in Ireland and Northern Ireland would pose significant threats to the air, water and the health and safety of individuals and communities here. […]

PROMOTING CORK TOURISM: 130,000 passengers will read about Cork in Swiss inflight magazine

PROMOTING CORK TOURISM: 130,000 passengers will read about Cork in Swiss inflight magazine

27 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Passengers on Swiss International Air Lines flights are reading all about Cork city and county this month – in a major article which appears in the June edition of the airline’s inflight magazine. The article coincides with the launch of the new Swiss International Air Lines service between […]

SOCCER: Cork City FC sign Sean McLoughlin

SOCCER: Cork City FC sign Sean McLoughlin

26 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City FC are pleased to announce the signing of Sean McLoughlin. The defender, who previously played with the club at underage level, joins after a successful spell with UCC and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he hopes to make an impact in the near future: “I am obviously […]

UNEMPLOYMENT: 1,348 young people in CORK unemployed for 6 months or more

UNEMPLOYMENT: 1,348 young people in CORK unemployed for 6 months or more

26 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 1,348 young people unemployed for 6 months or more Over 11,000 young people long-term unemployed nationally still far too high, says Youth Council The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – whose members work with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has highlighted concerns at the number of […]

BUSINESS: Cork TD welcomes €330,000 funding for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ (WREN)

BUSINESS: Cork TD welcomes €330,000 funding for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ (WREN)

26 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New funding has been announced for female entrepreneurs living in Cork and Limerick. The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) project will see more than €330,000 in funding, provided by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund, allocated to promote entrepreneurial skills amongst women in […]

TOURISM: Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven WILL be a sustainable heritage attraction

TOURISM: Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven WILL be a sustainable heritage attraction

24 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie In many of our childhoods it was known as “Fort Camden”, and was a derelict out-of-bounds ex British fort in Cork Harbour, just above Crosshaven village. Now it has been repurposed into a Heritage Tourist attraction, and impressive restoration works continue year by year. Yet, it exists in the […]