AUDIO: 2013 Beal na mBlath Commeneration today

AUDIO: 2013 Beal na mBlath Commeneration today

25 August 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Opinion The annual Michael Collins Commemoration will take place at Beal na mBlath today. It was hardly a concern in the 1920’s but something that will be mentioned by today’s crowds it the lack of a 3G signals at the site on all phone networks. How will […]

[Audio] Old Cobh dockyard opens for tours today

25th August 2013, Sunday, 6am By Bryan T. Smyth http://twitter.com/david_osullivan THE history of the Verolme Dockyard in Rushbrooke, Cobh is being remembered again today. Various events have been taking place since Thursday. At its prime there were over 12-hundred people working in the Dockyard which closed in 1984. This morning at 10 am there will […]

Sinéad Doherty is “Cork Person of the Month”

23rd August 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Person of the Month, for August 2013, has been named Dr. Sinéad B. Doherty recently won the Bank of Ireland/IGNITE Business of the Year 2013 and the Outstanding Young Person of the Year from Junior Chamber International, Cork. She has now received a Cork Person […]

AUDIO: Steve Redmond’s Wexford-Wales swim abandoned over hypothermia fears

AUDIO: Steve Redmond’s Wexford-Wales swim abandoned over hypothermia fears

23rd August 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The attempt by record-breaking swimmer Steve Redmond to swim from Ireland to Wales ended early yesterday morning (Thursday) on the advice of his support team. The West Cork man was raising funds for the RNLI by crossing from Wexford to Wales. As is normal in crossings a […]

[Audio] Marine Minister launches new safety App

23rd August 2013, Friday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new “app” to improve safety at sea has been launched by Marine Minister Simon Coveney. Called “I-S-A- SafeTrx” it was developed with the Irish Coast Guard, and is similar to a “an aviation flight-plan, but for the water” The app allows boat users to log […]

[Audio] Bantry wants a slice of cruise ship revenue

23rd August 2013, Friday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cobh is already on the map for cruise ship visits, and now there’s a push by the County Council for Bantry Bay, in West Cork to become a major destination in itself. Leaders from the tourist industry in West Cork yesterday afternoon heard a presentation on […]

[Audio] Cork businesses struggling with online competition

[Audio] Cork businesses struggling with online competition

[image: Inline images 1] 23rd August 2013, Friday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 35 per cent of people in Ireland regularly buy goods or services online and Irish shoppers are set to double their online spending in the next five years That’s according to a recent report on ecommerce in Europe by research firm Mintel […]

[Audio] Minister Coveney says current budget modus operandi is best

23rd August 2013, Friday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A senior Cabinet Minister says proposals to give TDs the Government’s financial forecasts before the Budget are unworkable. Labour Deputy Kevin Humphreys floated the idea earlier yesterday- claiming it would give politicians time to debate how State money is spent. He also wants to see information […]

A “Bank” without Cashiers opens in Cork

A “Bank” without Cashiers opens in Cork

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie AIB have open a stand-alone self service banking area in Cork, just off St Patricks’ Street. But as bank goers will know more machines means less staff, less jobs, less footfall, less money in the local economy… but on the other hand it can mean more […]

UCC students can now avail of alcohol-free accommodation

UCC students can now avail of alcohol-free accommodation

By Adam Klaus adamklaus@TheCork.ie Students attending UCC in the new academic year 2013/14 will have the opportunity to avail of alcohol-free accommodation for the first time as part of a pilot programme by the UCC Health Matters initiative and UCC Campus Accommodation. While subject to demand, good uptake is expected and spaces will be limited […]

Cork Innovates Launches €3k Bursary

Cork Innovates Launches €3k Bursary

The Cork innovates bursary announcement this year has been confirmed at €30,000. The Cork innovates bursary has become a vital tool for any business that wins the accolade and is sure to attract a large number of entries this year. This year’s bursary is an increase of nearly 60% on the 2012 figure. Last year […]

Vernon Mount restoration continues

Vernon Mount restoration continues

19th August 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Voluntary residents’ group, The Grange Frankfield Partnership, will launch the much-anticipated Vernon Mount Lecture Series at Cork City Heritage Week next week. The organisation, which represents local residents’ associations, has gathered a number of influential and expert speakers to discuss various issues relating to Vernon Mount House, […]

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