Graham Norton to get Honorary Doctorate from University College Cork

Graham Norton to get Honorary Doctorate from University College Cork

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 […]

Revenue Seize Cigarettes in Cork

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 […]

Cork builders merchant wins award in national event

Cork builders merchant wins award in national event

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 […]

Kerry Cork Health Link (Cancer Treatment) Bus

20th May 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@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 contributions […]

Drugs found in Mitchelstown

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 […]

Royal Award for Corkman

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 […]

Walkway named after Grahman Norton in Bandon (Co Cork, Ireland)

Walkway named after Grahman Norton in Bandon (Co Cork, Ireland)

Bandon’s most famous son may soon be jetting out of Hollywood Boulevard to take a stroll up his very own walkway to celebrate Cork Rebel Week. Bandon Town Council tonight approved a proposal to name a picturesque riverside walkway the Graham Norton River Walkway to honour the comedian and famous talk show host. The proposal […]

Pfizer to exit Little Island

Pfizer to exit Little Island

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 […]

CPA Ireland Appoints Kinsale man as VP

CPA Ireland Appoints Kinsale man as VP

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 […]

Sky Garden plants are costing 5k a month to store – City Council

By David O’Sullivan It’s been confirmed by Cork City Hall that it’s costing 5-thousand euro a month to store plants for the controversial “Sky Garden” The garden won awards at the Chelsea Flower Show two years ago, and this summer it will go on permanent display – in a slightly different form – in Fitzgerald’s […]

Cork City Street lighting privitised?

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 […]

Bus Eireann drivers strike is affecting Cork passengers

Bus Eireann drivers strike is affecting Cork passengers

By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan Updated: 10.30am The Cork City Bus station is eerily quiet this morning, even for a Sunday. No busses are coming in or out because of the drivers strike, althought the GoBe Dublin>Cork service is expected later because it is operated by a company which is separate to Bus Eireeann. Most passengers […]