Time to Progress City Event Centre

Cllr John Buttimer, Lord Mayor Cork City says, “I would like to see progress on plans to develop an international conference and events centre for Cork. Planning permission has been granted to Heineken Ireland and BAM for their site at the former Beamish and Crawford Site on South Main Street while O’Callaghan Properties also has […]


The Port of Cork Company has reported increased total traffic volumes of over 5% for the first six months of 2012. This is in strong contrast with recent figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) which showed a significant decrease in shipping volumes across Irish ports when six key seaports are taken into […]

Revenue Seize 12,000 Litres of Diesel

The Revenue Custom’s Service today, (25/08/12) seized 12,000 litres of suspected laundered diesel outside Cork City. The discovery was made when Revenue officials carried out a search of a garage premises in a town outside Cork City. 10,000 litres of the product were discovered concealed in a curtain-sided lorry in 10*1,000 litre containers. The lorry […]

GeoDirectory records a commercial premises vacancy rate in Cork of 9%

The total number of vacant commercial units or premises recorded in Cork to date was 2,519 according to figures released today by GeoDirectory. The figures represent an average vacancy rate for commercial units in the county of 9%, and are accurate as of June 2012. The total number of commercial units identified by GeoDirectory in […]

County Cork is paying household charge

Cork County Council confirmed today (14th August) that over €100 million has been received to date from 990,459 households nationally in payment of the Household Charge. “I would like to thank people in County Cork who have paid the Household Charge and I am encouraged by the number of citizens who continue to pay the […]

Fish kill on 5.5km stretch of Kiltha River, Co. Cork

Fisheries Environmental Officers at Inland Fisheries Ireland received reports of a fish kill in the Kiltha River in Castlemartyr, Co. Cork from anglers late on Saturday evening 11th August. Due to the timing of the report the investigation was initiated early on Sunday morning revealing that many thousands of brown trout; fry, parr and adults, […]

Elderly patients among the first to be hit by Reilly’s failing to manage health budget – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has described the decision by Cork University Hospital to stop covering the cost of transporting patients to and from nursing homes as clear evidence that patient services are being directly affected by Minister Reilly’s failure to manage the health budget. Deputy Kelleher said: “The Minister’s failure to bring […]

Minister Shatter must clarify plans for Collins Barracks as military personnel informed 250 to be transferred

Cork South Central Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice and Defence Alan Shatter to urgently confirm his plans for the future of Collins Barracks after military personnel at the barracks were given private briefings this week which completely contradict statements by the Minister just three weeks ago. Deputy McGrath […]

Port of Cork 2011 results

The Port of Cork Company have today announced their annual results for 2011 and despite continuing to experience a challenging economic environment; the Port of Cork delivered a satisfactory performance with total traffic amounting to 8.8 million tonnes, which matched the 2010 traffic levels. Turnover for the year amounted to €21.4 million and operating profit […]