Free wi-fi arrives in Cork City Centre

By David O’Sullivan Free wi-fi internet access is now available in Cork City Centre. The City Council in association with BitBuzz have the service running on Patrick Street, the Grand Parade, Paul Street and the Boardwalk, and other streets will be added in the next few months. The primary users will be tourists and […]

John Mullins appointed Chair of Global Cork Business Forum

Organisers of Cork Rebel Week are pleased to announce that Cork businessman, John Mullins has been appointed as the Chairman for the inaugural Global Cork Economic Forum and Networking Event which will take place on October 17th and 18th as part of Cork Rebel Week. Mullins will chair the steering committee, made up of the […]

Need a Business Loan? Bypass the Banks!

Need a Business Loan? Bypass the Banks!, Ireland’s first Crowd Funding initiative, aimed at connecting businesses looking for funding with people looking to invest, unveiled the first confirmed Cork borrower – Ernest Cantillon, owner of Electric Bar & Restaurant and President of the Cork Business Association. Ernest is using this innovative approach to funding to help finance his latest business venture- […]

Crowd funding comes to Cork [Audio]

Small businesses can now by-pass the bank and grow their business by using investment from ordinary people It’s called “crowd funding” and is made possible by the internet. The Cork launch took place yesterday. So far there have been around 2-thousand investors, supporting 13 businesses in Ireland. Like any investment is does carry risk but […]

Gardai investigate Cork Mortgage fraud

By Crime Correspondent Gardai have carried out a search and arrest operation in Co. Cork as part of an ongoing Fraud investigation. The investigation surrounds alleged fraud in relation to mortgage loans secured on a number of properties in the Munster area. The searches were carried out by detectives attached to the Fraud Investigation […]

UK archives may hold info about burial place of 1916 Irish patriot

By David O’Sullivan The remains of Irish Nationalist Thomas Kent deserve a proper burial in Castlelyons, Co Cork. That’s the view of Cork City Councillors, who are gearing up for the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The Irish Patriot – who gave his name to Kent Train Station – was executed by […]

Beamish and Crawford Street?

By David O’Sullivan South Main Street in Cork will not be renamed as Beamish & Crawford Street. There was a proposal within Cork City Council for a name change for the purposes of Tourism and promoting any re-development of the old brewery site, but the idea has been shot down. Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy […]

A Statoil type company is needed for Ireland

By Council Reporter Sinn Fein Cork City Cllr Chris O’Leary is calling on government to make sure the people of Ireland get a greater benefit from the countries natural resources. A party motion was passed unanimously at last nights City Council meeting. Cllr O’Leary says Ireland should setup a state controlled oil, gas and […]

Surprise result – Cork City Cllrs vote No to Property Tax

By David O’Sullivan Cork City Councillors have voted to support a motion tabled by Sinn Fein , calling on the local authority to support a party Bill which would repeal the Property Tax … The Sinn Fein Bill is expected to come before the Dail in early July … Speaking to Sinn Fein […]

Freedom for three Corkmen

By David O’Sullivan The Freedom of Cork City for 2013 will be awarded to three people. Michael Twomey, Frank Duggan and Billa O’Connell It’s the highest honour that the City can bestow, and last night Cork City Councillors approved the proposal by Lord Mayor Councillor John Buttimer to confer it on the three entertainers […]

Bandon Rebel Week

Bandon Rebel Week 2013 will take place between the 14th & 20th October, 2013. It will be a week-long celebration of “all things Bandon and Cork” with a specific focus on bringing international visitors and family home to Bandon to partake in a jam packed schedule of events. Bandon has been selected as a host […]

7,000 euro raised by Lord Mayor’s Charity GAA match

7,000 euro raised by Lord Mayor’s Charity GAA match

Lord Mayor, Cllr. John Buttimer was on hand to present a cheque for more than €7,000 to Cork ARC Support House this week. The much needed funds were raised by the Lord Mayor’s Charity GAA Game, which brought together representatives of Cork’s media to play a match against home club of the Lord Mayor, Bishopstown […]

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