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May 2013
30 May 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 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... Read More
LinkedFinance.com, 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-... Read More
By TheCork.ie 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... Read More
By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 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... Read More
By TheCork.ie 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... Read More
By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Broadcaster and comedian *Graham Norton* is one of three distinguished Cork men who will be conferred with Honorary Doctorates in University College Cork (UCC) on Friday 7 June. Other ‘Corkonians’ to be honoured include Irish writer and BBC broadcaster, *Fergal Keane,* and local businessman *Dermot O’Mahoney*. The fourth recipient is Irish/American US District Court Judge... Read More