UCC staff receive Papal honour

31st October 2013 By TheCork.ie news@thecork.ie Three University College Cork (UCC) academics have been conferred with the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great for their services to the Holy See, joining the likes of Irish comedian and philanthropist Frank Carson, boxer Sir Henry Cooper, Alfred O’Rahilly, former President of UCC and TD for […]

[Audio] Model Farm Road Gate House to be renovated

31st October 2013, Thursday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A relic of “old cork” on the Model Farm Road could be in line for renovation. The Gate Lodge at the entrance to the IDA Business Park is owned by the City Council but has fallen into disrepair. It dates back to the 1850’s when it marked […]

[Audio] Bus Eireann Manager to meet City Cllrs over Glen bus cutbacks

31st October 2013, Thursday By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie The Area Manager of Bus Eireann will meet with City Councillors early next week, to explain why services to the Glen were cut back. The number of busses passing through the Glen was drastically reduced at the end of August campaighers say the new service – from […]

Drinking to improve in Conna

31st October 2013, 11.30am By Roger Glynn news@thecork.ie Drinking of water that is! Phil Hogan, The Minister for the Environment, and Local Government has announced that he has approved the necessary funding to allow Cork County Council award the €0.61m contract to provide a new reservoir and upgraded distribution system to serve Conna Village from […]

Dara Murphy leads 1st meeting of backbench TDs and Troika

Dara Murphy leads 1st meeting of backbench TDs and Troika

31st October 2013, Thursday By TheCork.ie news@thecork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal European Affairs Committee, Dara Murphy, will today (9.30am) lead a delegation of Government TDs in their first ever meeting with Troika officials. The meeting, which is being held in the Department of Finance, is the first […]

[Audio] Garda Commissioner comments on Roma Children controversy

30th October 2013, Wednesday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie The Garda Commissioner says he won’t preempt the findings of a HSE and Garda inquiry into the taking of Roma children from their families. The two state agencies are currently compiling reports, which will be given to the Children’s Ombudsman for consideration. They focus on how a 7-year-old […]

[Audio] Garda Commissioner comments on Love Hate Actor

30th October 2013, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Garda Commissioner has said that members of the force ARE allowed to be act in local “dramatic societies”, but he wouldn’t comment on whether or not a member who played the role of a Garda in a TV Series may have over-stepped the mark Earlier this […]

Jobs announcement reaffirms Cork’s IT hub status – Buttimer

Jobs announcement reaffirms Cork’s IT hub status – Buttimer

30th October 2013 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) said that the decision of StorageCraft Technology Corporation to establish its international headquarters in Cork reaffirms the city’s status as an IT hub. Deputy Buttimer was commenting after the announcement that StorageCraft is to create 30 new jobs […]

[Audio] Property Tax revenue from Cork has gone to Dublin – says SF

30th October 2013, Wednesday By Tom O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Money raised in Cork from the “Local Property Tax” will NOT necessarily be spent in Cork. The tax is being collected by the Revenue Commissioners and the Government had previously guaranteed that 80 percent of what was raised from residents of a particular City or County would […]

[Audio] Garda Commissioner opens Crime Prevention Day in Cork

30th October 2013, Wednesday, 7am By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Garda Commissioner – Martin Callinan – is in Cork this morning to launch a “Crime Prevention Day” An exhibition is taking place in City Hall from 11am to 6pm It will focus on all aspects of Crime Prevention and will include exhibitors from the security […]

[Audio] Skibb to get flood defences by Summer 2014

29th October 2013, Tuesday David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Flood prevention works in Skibbereen are now scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2014, and should be completed by the Summer of 2016. But, the Mayor of Skibbereen says there have been “too many delays”. Mayor and Cllr Adrian Healy was speaking at todays County Council meeting […]

[Audio] County Councillors call on Minister to overhaul rates system

29th October 2013, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “The method of calculating rates for businesses needs to be reformed” That’s the consensus of Cork County Councillors who today agreed to write to the Minister asking for an overhaul of the system. Business rates are collected by a local authorities but their method of calculation is […]

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