County Council needs more staff

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 […]

New Swansea-Cork Ferry?

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 […]

More Dead Horses found in North Cork

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 […]

Replica Guns are too easy to purchase – says Cllr

Gardai in Cork are to ask retailers of imitation guns to sign up to a voluntary code of conduct. Under Irish Law any gun with a power of less than one joule is NOT classified as a firearm, and can be sold to any person regardless of age. Cork Cities Joint Policing Committee, which is made up mostly […]

Sulky Racing to be banned in Cork

Cork City Council and County Council are looking into passing a bye law to regulate sulky racing. It’s because senior Gardai in the City have indicated that their powers under the existing legislation – The 1996 “Control of Horses Act” – are limited. Last month there was a dangerous sulky race on the Cork-Mallow road. […]

Travelling/Mobile Commissioner for Oaths service now available in Cork

Travelling/Mobile Commissioner for Oaths service now available in Cork

5 June 2012 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork businessman David O’Sullivan has launched an innovative travelling/mobile service for his role as a Commissioner for Oaths. The service makes life easier for anybody who needs to have legal documentation witnessed/executed. Mr O’Sullivan said, “You may have a document that needs the signature from a Commissioner of Oaths, Peace […]

New record set at Cork City Marathon

Freddy Kearon won the sixth annual Cork City Marathon today in a time of 2:22:11 beating the official Cork City Marathon record by over three minutes.  The Kenyan athlete, a first time competitor in Cork, is the first overseas winner of the Cork City Marathon. It was one of the closest races in recent years […]