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 […]

[Audio report] Robert Heffernan welcomed back to City, then Togher

[Audio report] Robert Heffernan welcomed back to City, then Togher

  Story last updated: 19th August 2013 9pm On Wednesday 14th August 2013 Robert Heffernan won a gold medal in the 50k Racewalk, and for 4 days his diary was packed. On Thursday there was a handover ceremony in Moscow, Russia On Friday there was a homecoming in Dublin Airport, then an open top bus […]

Vernon Mount restoration continues

Vernon Mount restoration continues

19th August 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@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, the […]

Cork Councils shortlisted for Govt Awards

Cork Councils shortlisted for Govt Awards

Cork innovates, the Cork City and County Council joint initiative, has been shortlisted in the 2013 Excellence in Local Government Awards by Chambers Ireland. Cork innovates is a major driver of entrepreneurship in the Cork region and this award is testament to the work put in by all those involved since the initiative came to […]

Cork pilots electronic GP referrals

The Mercy University Hospital is the first hospital in Ireland to have introduced an electronic referral system for GPs referring patients for general outpatient hospital appointments. The general referral form which the GPs can use is suitable for all general hospital outpatient appointments. The project is part of a HSE national pilot. In January of […]

Cork Passports given to Boyband

Cork Passports given to Boyband

JLS received their very own Rebel Passports from Lord Mayor, Cllr. Catherine Clancy on a special visit to Cork City Hall on August 17th. They join the likes of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Jedward and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who are now “honourary” Corkonians thanks to their very own “Rebel Passport”. Since the first batch came […]

City Cllr says Water Tax is still wrong

City Cllr says Water Tax is still wrong

By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Cllr Ted Tynan has said that the political campaign against the property tax will continue but that the main focus now must necessarily move to defeating the Water Tax, a battle which, he said, is likely to include non-violent civil disobedience. Councillor Tynan said that while the mass […]

Construction activity falls in Cork

David O’Sullivan reports news@TheCork.ie The latest edition of the “National Housing Construction Index” – compiled and issued by Link2Plans – illustrates that Cork continues to report a percentage drop in planning commencements and planning applications this year. The team of researchers have examined every housing construction planning application and planning commencement from January to June […]

[Audio] HIV is on the rise in Cork

By David O’Sullivan twitter.com/david_osullivan The number of people with H-I-V in Cork is on the rise. HIV is the virus of the immune system that can cause Aids. 28 people have been diagnosed so far in 2013 which is more than the last two years combined. Overall 400 people are receiving on-going treatment for the […]