Crosshaven Euromillions winners collect 500k from Lotto HQ

The lucky lotto player from Co. Cork who won a cool €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday 19 July 2013 has collected their prize. The ticket was sold in Centa Crosshaven last week. It was for a EuroMillions Plus draw, the Plus is available to EuroMillions players in Ireland only. For an extra […]

Cork Students ‘account’ for top marks in Exams

Students from Cork performed strongly in the in the Accounting Technicians Ireland 2013 annual national exams with a number of students earning top marks. Announcing the results, Accounting Technicians Ireland, the leading professional body for accounting technicians on the island of Ireland, reported that Ayelen Roger from Cork City placed in the Top 10 exam […]

Stanton proposes New York-style Community Court for Ireland

Stanton proposes New York-style Community Court for Ireland

Speaking on the Courts Bill in Dáil Éireann recently, Fine Gael Cork East TD, David Stanton, recommended the introduction of a Community Court system in Ireland. These courts, if established, would be based on the Community Court system which operates in New York and would deal with low level crimes and minor offences. “As part […]

Half-a-million euro Energy Efficiency Investment for Cork

Half-a-million euro Energy Efficiency Investment for Cork

Cork South West T.D Michael McCarthy has welcomed a substantial funding allocation for Cork County Council as part of the Governments energy efficiency programme. “The overall funding allocation for Cork County Council will be €451,724.00. Minister Jan O’Sullivan recently announced a €50m three year energy efficiency investment programme for local authority homes. This is a […]

Cork Boxer in action tonight in London

20th July 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In BOXING… Cork’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan will defend his W-B-O International Middleweight title against unbeaten UK middleweight Billy Joe Saunders tonight [Saturday] O’Sullivan – from Mahon – is 29 and sees his 23 year old opponent as a “boy”, but in the UK Saunders is a “rising […]

First meeting of agency that has replaced Cork VEC’s

By Tom Collins email: tom@thecork.ie FÁS courses in Cork will be delivered by a new organisation soon. It’s called the Cork “Education and Training Board “ and was formed by the merger of the old Cork City, and Cork County, VEC’s Nationally the Government is saving more than “two million euro” by merging 33 VEC’s […]

Cork economy boosted by Springsteen concert

By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork’s business community has welcomed this evening’s Bruce Springsteen concert More than 40-thousand people have travelled to Cork to see “The Boss”, and there isn’t a hotel bed available within a 15-kilometre radius of the city. Even Springsteen himself is understood to be staying in the 5 star Castlemartyr Resort […]

Cllr hopes crowds will flood to meeting

By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anyone interested in the flooding problem in the Lower River Lee is invited to a public information session this afternoon [Wednesday] Details of the “Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme” which includes Blackpool and Ballyvolane will be on display in Cork City Hall from 3pm to 9pm. Representives of “Arup Consulting […]

Jedward become ‘Honorary Citizens’ of Cork thanks to Rebel Passport

Jedward become ‘Honorary Citizens’ of Cork thanks to Rebel Passport

16 July 2013 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Two celebrities from the Music World have received Cork Passports. Jedward – made up of 21-year-old twins John and Edward Grimes – were presented with their documents in Cork City Hall this afternoon by the Lord Mayor Labour Cllr Catherine Clancy and their upbeat personalities were a big […]

West Cork Cycle for Charity [video]

13 July 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie An 18 year old student in Clonakilty has completed a “Round Ireland Cycle” of more than 1,500 kilometres Jamie O’Neill from Ahiohill started in Mizen Head on June 25th, and covered about 100km every day The fifth year student undertook the Cycle to raise money for West […]

20 new aviation jobs for Cork

By TheCork.ie Reporter 20 new jobs are being created in aviation training in Cork. The “Atlantic Flight Training Academy” – which is based next to Cork Airport – has signed a contract with the national airline of Kazakhstan called “Air Astana”. The agreement will see significant groups of the airline’s cadets arrive in Cork each […]

Cork City tackles chewing gum

Cork City Council is stepping up their campaign against gum litter and asking people to “Bin it Your Way”. This is the second year of the three-year campaign and Cork City Council are once again an active participant in the high-profile national Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) awareness campaign. On Wednesday 10th July 2013, Cork City […]

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