Cork Craftmakers seek to increase exports

Craftspeople and designers from Cork are hoping to make a big impression on international buyers at this month’s Showcase event in the RDS. Nine craft companies from Cork are being supported by their local Enterprise Board in the “Enterprise Zone” of the RDS, to help them secure sales and export orders for 2012 and 2013. […]

Cork brewed Murphy’s Stout to feature in RTE Cooking programme

The award-winning chef Neven Maguire is launching his third TV series of ‘Home Chef’. The first programme of the series, being broadcast tomorrow night, features Murphy’s Irish Stout, which uses only Irish barley. Despite owning a restaurant with its own bar, the show see’s Neven pull his first ever pint in the Kiln bar at the Cork brewery and […]

County Cork get new Deputy Mayor

Councillor Declan Hurley, from Dunmanway has been elected as the Deputy”Mayor of County Cork, for the coming 6 months. He replaces Cllr Noel Collins, under an agreement to share the position during the year. During today’s County Council meeting there were calls from Fianna Fail’s Alan Coleman and Aindreas Moynihan to leave the position vacant, […]

Cork-Limerick road needs bypasses says Council

The decision by the Government to cancel the Cork-Limerick Motorway has been criticised by Councillors again. The “M20” would have cut travel time between the two cities by half an hour but the Minister for Transport confirmed in November that the project, along with others in Dublin, was being scrapped as his Department was was […]

Universal Health Insurance Impossible as Govt Pushes Costs Higher – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has criticised the 40% increase in the levy on health insurance policies, describing it as a direct attack on those already struggling meet their financial commitments. Deputy Kelleher said: ‘This is an extraordinary increase and I believe it will result in higher health insurance premiums for the public.  It […]

Free Clinics to end

Free monthly Blood Pressure and Cholesterol clinics which had been provided by the Irish Heart Foundation in Cork for the past 20 years will stop in 2012. The Foundation says it’s due to a shortage of funding. Thousands of people in the City Centre, Midleton, Carrigaline, Ballinlough, and Farranree had availailed of the free services. […]

Cobh prepares for Titanic commenerations

The town of Cobh is looking forward to 12 months of increased tourism. New Years Day, marked the Beginning of Titanic 100, a year of events,  centred around April when it will be a century exactly since the ill fated ship left off Roche’s Point and headed to the Atlantic. Yesterday there was a gun […]

Vita Cortex protest

Over 550 people have turned up to show their solidarity with workers at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork. 32 former staff members have been staging a sit in protest at the Kinsale Road factory since mid-December when they were let go and heard they would NOT receive their full redundancy payments. Vita Cortex claims […]

Cork Bingo Hall visited by Gardai again

A legal saga surrounding a new Bingo Hall in Cork continued last night (Sunday, 1st January 2012) Gardai again seized books from “Rock Bingo” which is located in the former Water’s Glass building in Togher. At 7pm the game organisers opened their doors for the New Year, having secured a declaration from the High Court […]