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Archives / July 2012
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More