Munster MEP Sean Kelly optimistic for US free trade area

4-thousand jobs could be created in Ireland if a “European Union-United States” trade agreement is reached. That’s according to Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly. A first informal meeting of EU ministers has taken place in Dublin Castle. and the goal is to bring about a “free trade area” with the United States. Ireland has a […]

Cork History roadshow seeks memorabilia

By David O’Sullivan Historians from U-C-C and the “City and County Archives” will hold a roadshow in Douglas on Saturday, and they’re asking anyone with artifacts from the “War of Independence” and “Civil War” to bring them along. Experts will be on hand to assess the “historical value” of items, and there’ll be exhibits and […]

Pay Parking in Carrigaline

By Council Reporter A plan by officials in County Hall to introduce pay parking in Carrigaline has been deferred again. Officials believe that charging for parking would free up spaces, and improve business. But the “Carrigaline Business Association” is against the plans. The six elected County Councillors for the Carrigaline area are divided on the […]

New Film Festival announced

A new film festival for Cork will launch on May 1st it was announced today. IndieCork is the brainchild of a group with backgrounds in education, business, social and community initiatives, film and entertainment, all from Cork. IndieCork has amongst its founders, Mick Hannigan and Úna Feely, recently departed from Cork Film Festival. ** ** […]

KBC Bank Ireland Opens New Office in Cork City

KBC Bank Ireland continues to expand its presence with the opening of a new office in Cork city. Investment in the new office ‘reflects the increase in new customers joining the bank and the demand for competitive banking among Irish consumers’, according to John Reynolds, CEO, KBC Bank Ireland. ** ** KBC is celebrating 40 […]

MyMind opens new mental health centre in Cork City

MyMind opens new mental health centre in Cork City

12th April 2012 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan People in Cork will now have easy and quick access to community-based affordable mental health services, thanks to a new service which has been launched in the city and which is open to people from the entire county and surrounding counties. The service will benefit people facing difficulties […]

Titanic 101st Anniversary to be remembered in Cobh this weekend again

The global impact of the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic will be highlighted at a commemoration in Cobh next Sunday afternoon. On 14th April 2013, the 101st anniversary of the day on which the Titanic struck an iceberg, people will gather in Cobh for a ceremony to remember all of those who died […]

Minister Hayes launches major flood relief scheme for Skibbereen

Brian Hayes TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), was in Skibbereen, Co. Cork Thursday to launch the public exhibition stage of the Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme. Speaking in Skibbereen Town Council offices this morning, Minister Hayes said: *“Skibbereen has a long history of flooding and **I am […]

Soccer – Cork City Team News v Sligo Rovers

Cork City face a tough task as they travel to Sligo on Saturday to face the league leaders. City put an end to a run of three games without a win thanks to Shane Duggan’s late winner against UCD at Turner’s Cross last week, and manager Dunne says that Sligo will be tough opponents for […]

Revenue Offices picketed by anti-property tax campaigners

In a series of co-ordinated protests, members of the Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes (CAHWT) protesting on Wednesday (10th April). at the offices of the Revenue Commissioners in Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny and Dublin (O’Connell St. and St. John’s Rd. West) The pickets were held as part of the build-up to the National Protest Against […]

Cobh marks Titanic’s 101st Anniversary

Cobh marks Titanic’s 101st Anniversary

By David O’Sullivan and Ors. On the day and time that RMS Titanic dropped anchor in Cork Harbour over 101 years ago (Thursday 11 April 1912), a poignant collection of a number of passengers and survivors of the luxury liner’s maiden voyage was unveiled at the Titanic Experience, the permanent visitor attraction in Cobh, Co. […]