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May 2012
[updated 4.00pm] There is a Water mains break in Cork St, Macroom with a Stop go traffic system in operation. This will affect the main town centre in Macroom. Major tail backs and delays expected. Please avoid the town centre if at all possible. Cork County Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn is looking for Cork City Council to lead the way in transforming the way Cork food and indeed Irish food is promoted. The Fianna Fail councillor believes that in order to increase the sales of indigenous made food there should be one generic food label to show that the produce is of... Read More
Tourism Ireland has welcomed today’s announcement by Ryanair of a new flight between East Midlands and Cork, commencing 1 September, which will provide a welcome boost for both business and leisure travel to Cork and the south of Ireland from the all-important British market. Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “The introduction of... Read More
Mexico is opening a Consulate in Cork! A well known Businessman – Michael Barry, from the Drinks importer and distributor “Barry and Fitzwilliam” – has been appointed “Honorary Consul of Mexico” with responsibility for Cork. An “Honorary Consul” is effectively an unpaid, part-time diplomat, and countries who already have Ambassadors in Dublin, often choose to... Read More
Two Cobh Councillors are calling on the County Council to something about the “Fota Road” The R624, which passes by the entrances of the Fota Island Hotel, Golf course, and Wildlife park, is the only route in and out of Cobh, and Great Island. Only four weeks ago a young woman was tragically killed on... Read More
Ireland is to get its own version of “Route 66”. It’s called the “Wild Atlantic Way” and will be marketed to tourists as a single package covering 1,400 kilometres from Donegal to West Cork. No new roads will be built. Instead, existing ones will have extra viewing areas and amenities provided, and there will be... Read More
The extent of poverty in Cork was highlighted in City Hall last night. A Sinn Fein motion calling on the Government to create a “National Poverty Strategy” was passed. It suggests that all National and local policies should be “poverty proofed”. to make sure that those living in poverty are not pushed further downwards. During... Read More
Speaking after his re-election at Cork Chamber’s 193rd Annual General Meeting, held in the Imperial Hotel today (14/05/2012), Chamber President Mr. John Mullins outlined his priorities for his second 12 month term of office and congratulated Ms. Gillian Keating on her election as Vice President of Cork Chamber. Addressing the meeting Mr. Mullins said, “We... Read More