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Archives / June 2012
A new brand, Ring of Cork, has been launched by South and East Cork tourism to attract visitors to South and East Cork. Speaking at the launch of Ring of Cork, Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., welcomed the new brand by saying: “This is a very positive development for the South... Read More
Cork City Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of Graham McCarthy from Avondale. The central midfielder, who was previously with Douglas Hall, was a member of Avondale’s FAI Intermediate Cup winning side. The 24 year old told CorkCityFC.net: “I have been out training with the squad over the last couple of weeks. It... Read More
Eyeries, County Cork is the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition, 2012. The results were announced on 26th June 2012 at an awards ceremony in Titanic Building, Belfast. Eyeries also won the Best Kept Village category. Broughshane, County Antrim won the Best Kept Small Town category, Westport, County Mayo won the Best Kept... Read More
Bus Éireann is pleased to announce an enhanced Route 8 Expressway Cork-Dublin service operating via the M8 motorway resulting in quicker journey times to and from Cork and Dublin city. The enhanced Route 8 service will now be known as the Route X8 and will also serve Dublin Airport. The Route X8 Cork-Dublin-Dublin Airport service... Read More
The new Lord Mayor of Cork plans on using the Irish language as much as possible during his term in office. Fine Gael Cllr John Buttimer chaired his first City Council meeting last night and unusually read the introductory prayer “as Gaeilge” The Lord Mayor spoke with TheCork.ie at City Hall… 0626-LORDMAYOR-01-says-he-likes-gaeilge.mp3
Cork City are back in league action tomorrow night (Friday night), as they welcome Derry City to Turner’s Cross. **** City’s last league outing saw them claim a point away to Shamrock Rovers, thanks to a late equaliser from John Dunleavy. Speaking ahead of the game, City boss Tommy Dunne told *CorkCityFC.net*: “The rest has... Read More
Cork County Council is to write to the Minster for the Environment and Local Government asking him to “ease the recruitment embargo” Since 2009 the local authority, like others, has not been able to hire or replace staff who retire… In all a quarter of its workforce, around 700 people, have been lost. The local... Read More
Talk of the Cork-Swansea Ferry is back on the table A review group has been setup by the County Council to see if a new route might be commercially viable. The “M-V Julia” stopped sailing in the Autumn of 2011, and then in February this year the Fastnet line was wound up after it was unable to... Read More
The problem of people abandoning dead or neglected horses in North Cork is growing. That’s the message from City Councillor Michael O’Connell. Gardai confirmed at a meeting of the Cities Joint Policing Commitee that the number or horses being found is on the increase. Earlier this year the I-S-P-C-A highlighted the issue and said the... Read More