Socialist Party Cork City Councillor defends anti property tax protest

Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry this morning defended the aims and actions of anti-property tax campaigners who forced the cancellation of last night’s meeting of Cork City Council. He said: “The property tax is an unjust tax which will be used to fund the bank bailout and payments to bondholders. The campaigners sent a clear […]


Aoife Murphy from Blarney, Co. Cork and Daniela Reicke from Cork City were among the first drivers in the country to receive the new licence, having recently passed their driving test. Almost 6,000 new plastic card licences have issued to drivers this week following the changeover from paper licences to plastic card licences on 19th […]

GeoDirectory records 1% increase in new buildings in Cork in 2012

The total number of new residential and commercial buildings recorded in Cork City and County in 2012 was 1,576 according to new figures released today by GeoDirectory. The figures represent a year on year increase of 1% compared to 2011, when 1,543 new buildings were added. The 1,576 new buildings identified in Cork City and […]


The Port of Cork Company today announced end of year trade traffic results for 2012, showing a total of 9.05 million tonnes. This is an increase of 2% compared to 2011 figures and it is the first time traffic figures in the Port have surpassed 9 million tonnes since 2008. 2012 was a very challenging […]

Cork Penny Dinners figure is January Cork Person of Month

Caitriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners is January Cork Person of Month Cork Penny Dinners has been serving meals to people in need in Cork since the 1840’s, and volunteer Caitriona Twomey, one of the leading organisers, received a Person of the Month award to mark her own unique contribution and as a representative of […]

Construction of Blarney Garda Station

At a public meeting in Rathduff last night (Thursday), Fine Gael Cork North Central Deputy, Dara Murphy, confirmed that a Letter of Intent will be signed next week for construction of a new Garda station in Blarney to serve the people of Blarney, Rathduff and Grenagh. Deputy Murphy established the fact having spoken to the […]

Cork City Garda Station Closures

Four Garda Stations in Cork City Division will close to the public namely McCurtain Street, Mallow Road and Rathduff on 31st January 2013 and Barrack Street shortly afterwards. Chief Superintendent Michael Finn, Cork City informed us ‘I confirm that there will be no reduction in the Garda service provided in Cork City as a result […]

PIC: West Cork Typo on

PIC: West Cork Typo on

As rural Garda Stations close it seems that Timoleague has been the latest victim as it’s not listed on the website. Well not quite! It is incorrectly listed as Trimoleague :)


STING will perform 1-July at this summer’s Live at the Marquee in Cork as part of his Back to Bass Tour. Following the critical and popular success of Sting’s 2011-2012 world tour throughout North America, Europe, the UK, South Africa, and Asia, Aiken Promotions is pleased to announce that the Back to Bass tour will […]

Cloud and big data are transforming how we live and work

**** Cloud computing and big data, the global IT sector’s top-trending themes, are transforming how we live and work, Bob Savage, Vice-President and Managing Director of EMC’s Centre of Excellence, will tell the annual summit of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) in Cork later today. ** ** EMC, the cloud, big data and IT […]

Ice: Car slips into Courtmacsherry Estuary

The Emergency Services in Cork are appealing to Motorists to be careful on the icy roads this morning. In West Cork, a car driven by woman with a young boy as a passenger slipped into the Courtmacsherry Estuary earlier. The accident happened around 9am at slow speed, between Courtmacsherry and Timoleague, where the road and […]

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