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Archives / May 2013
Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 15,000 cigarettes and 2 kgs of tobacco with a retail value of €7,800 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of €7,000. As part of an intelligence-led operation against a family suspected of selling unstamped cigarettes, officers executed a warrant at a private dwelling in East Cork town where... Read More
McMahons, Water Street, Cork has won the Cork City & County Award in the Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2013. Pictured (L-R) at the awards ceremony held in the Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House last night (16 May) is: Jim Loughran, Octabuild Chairman; Keith Buckley, McMahon’s, Water Street and Paddy Kelly, President HAI. This was... Read More
20th May 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Tralee woman, who has travelled on the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus to receive her cancer treatment, says the investment of €90,000 by the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in the service is vital. The Kerry Cancer Support Trust has received the first of three annual €30,000... Read More
Gardai investigating the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Cork area have seized drugs and arrested a male. As part of an intelligence lead operation gardai from Mitchelstown searched a house in Drough, Mitchelstown yesterday evening. During the course of the search cannabis plants and cannabis herb (pending analysis) with an estimated street... Read More
A musician from Cork will receive a special award from Prince Charles today to recognise his work mentoring children. Ruairi Glasheen grew up in Cobh and is a Percussionist doing a Masters at the London’s Royal College of Music, Prince Charles is President of the College and Ruari will receive a rose bowl, carved from... Read More
Pfizer today announces its intention to consolidate active ingredient manufacturing for key medicines manufactured in Ireland. It proposes that products manufactured at the Little Island site will relocate to the Ringaskiddy site during 2014. This is part of its global efforts to better align manufacturing capacity in response to reducing volumes following patent expiration of... Read More
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) has appointed Cormac Fitzgerald, Managing Partner of Fitzgerald & Partners, Kinsale as Vice President. The appointment was announced at the Annual General Meeting of Members. Mr. Fitzgerald is the Managing Partner of Fitzgerald & Partners, Kinsale, established in 1999 and Managing Director of the Blue... Read More
Public street lighting in Cork City is being compromised by cutbacks and the transfer of the street-lighting contract to Airtricity, a private company, according to Workers’ Party Councillor, Ted Tynan. Councillor Tynan said that where once broken or faulty street lights would be repaired or replaced within days of a fault being reported now areas... Read More
By Bryan T. Smyth Twitter bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan has welcomed confirmation that Castle Donovan Castle will open this summer after a lenghty refurbishment project. Castle Donovan or O’Donovan’s Castle is a tower house or túrtheach, in a valley near Drimoleague. It was the so-called “seat” of the Clann Cathail sept of the... Read More
By Bryan T. Smyth Details have been announced of Cork’s latest Film festival. It’s called “IndieCork” and will be run by a host of names including Mick Hannigan and Una Feely. The pair were controversially made redundant from the older “Cork International Film Festival” in March and have now bounced back with their own rival... Read More