West Cork Swimmer due home tonight

The Corkman who has become first person in the world to complete the “Oceans Seven” challenge will touch down in Cork Airport tonight. The “Oceans Seven” is the open-water swimming equivalent of climbing the seven summits. 46 year old Steve Redmond from Ballydehob, West Cork, is an amateur endurance swimmer. He started the challenge three […]

Cork Chamber & Cork Airport launch Business Air Travel Survey

Cork Chamber today launched a business air travel survey in association with Cork Airport. The survey explores the needs of users of the airport, the demand for new and existing routes and ways the airport can best service the needs of enterprise in the region. The survey is available online via the Cork Chamber website […]

Cork County Council loses another function

16 July 2012 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Editorial: Councils across Ireland are voting themselves out of existence as their race to become like the Seanad. Cork County Council already dumped its waste collection business. It will lose water to “Irish Water”, and now it has lost its role in waste collection permits. A QUANGO called […]

Lifeboat in Callout to Yacht In difficulties off Seven Heads

The Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat was called out this evening, sat at 7.12pm to go to the aid of a 35 ft Yacht which has got into difficulties two miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork. The stricken vessel has had a fire on board and requested immediate assistence. The Lifeboat has now reached the […]

Cork Week Day 5 – The Final Chapter

Cork Week 2012 is drawing to a close. The week long event in Crosshaven at the Royal Cork Yacht Club wasn’t as big as previous years but a good time was had by most. On Friday the Harbour Race was the centrepiece of a phenomenal week of racing. The entire international fleet racing at Cork […]

Another Toyota dealership planned for Cork City

Macroom Motors, have just announced a major recruitment drive, having recently been awarded the Toyota and Lexus franchise for Cork City. The new city dealership, which will open its doors in early August, will operate as Lehane Motors, and will initially be based in the old Wilton Motors premises in Bishopstown representing the Toyota brand […]

PAPERWORK: Passport Service urges parents to check validity of childrens passports before Summer holidays

13 July 2012 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Passport Service – which has offices here in Cork, and also in Dublin – cautions parents that some European countries no longer permit children travelling on a parent’s passport. This follows a change in policy in some European countries. Therefore the Passport Service urges parents with their […]

Cork Week Race Day 4 “Proper Weather”

The penultimate day of Cork Week will be remembered for some seriously feisty weather, torrential rain overnight continued through the morning and a thick sea fog and a building sea state produced what the Crosshaven locals call ‘proper weather’. With 20 knots of breeze and Atlantic swell, Cork Week’s Race Committee had the option of […]

Jan O’Sullivan launches Cork Simon’s Annual Report

Jan O’Sullivan T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Housing and Planning, today (Thursday, 12 July) launched Cork Simon Community’s Annual Report for 2011. The Report highlights a fall in rough sleeping inCorkin 2011 and a rise in the number of people long-term homeless, defined by Government as stays of six months or more in […]

RMS Lusitania documentary filmed off Cork

A two-hour National Geographic documentary filmed off the Old Head of Kinsale at the wreck of the Lusitania will be broadcast on Sunday The 1.5 million euro programme was filmed last August by a Cork and foreign crew. It will attempt to explain why the Cunard ship sank so quickly in 1915 and what caused […]

Cork Week Day 2 report

There was plenty of drama for the second day of racing at Cork Week. The day started with a gentle breeze, which built during the day to provide some electric action and plenty of incidents. With 18 knots of breeze towards the close of play, crew were hiking to the max and boat handling became […]