[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 […]

Skibb Man Breaks World Record for Bras

Skibb Man Breaks World Record for Bras

29th October 2013, Tuesday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie A Skibbereen retailer has broken the world record for unclasping the most bras ever in 60 seconds! Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen succeeded in unclasping 91 bras in his shop on Saturday afternoon as part of his fundraising drive for Get the Girls, the Irish Cancer […]

[Audio] Cork Technorati take chartered train to Dublin Web Summit

29th October 2013, Tuesday, 7am By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The biggest Technology event in Europe will start in Dublin TOMORROW and….in advance… almost 200 entrepreneurs from Cork will travel to the Capital today on an unusual chartered train. Three Cork tech companies – VoxPro, PCH International and TrustEv – are paying to bring 180 Cork […]

West Cork Model Railway Village closes for renovations

29th October 2013, Tuesday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Town Cllr Cionnaith O Suilleabhain reports that the West Cork Model Railway Village in Clonakilty will close from this Monday 4th November until the 16th February 2014. It’s to allow for a major upgrade and restoration programme. The popular tourist facility will mark its 20th anniversary next […]

It’s a Public Holiday, not a Bank Holiday says Govt MEP

28th October 2013 Monday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie “The tradition of dubbing Ireland’s National public holidays ‘Bank Holidays’ is nonsensical and should end,” Sean Kelly MEP said this October holiday weekend. “The term ‘Bank Holiday’ dates back to a legislative act in the late 1800s which designated four additional closure dates for businesses and banks in […]

New xtra-vision and HMV stores open today in Blackpool and Douglas

26th October 2013, Saturday By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Two Xtra-vision and HMV integrated stores officially open in Blackpool and Douglas in Cork today. The stores are among 28 locations around the country to feature the new dual branded stores. To celebrate the official opening, Xtra-vision say they will be offering “fantastic opening day Door Buster […]

Cork Convention Bureau backs Event Centre

25th October 2013 By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie The Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) has welcomed the recent announcement of a large scale dedicated conference and events centre for Cork with the government pledging €10 million towards the development in the recent budget.  By this the government are recognising the potential for a wide range of Cork businesses, […]

Producer of RTE Nationwide Programme is Cork Person of Month

Producer of RTE Nationwide Programme is Cork Person of Month

25 October 2013 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan His name is Eoin Ryan and he is the person behind the RTE Nationwide TV programme. Nationwide is produced from RTE Cork and Editor Eoin Ryan is responsible for its unique format and stories, which attracts over 300,000 viewers, three nights a week on RTE One TV. “It […]

Cork City vs St Pats tonight at the Cross

25th October 2013, Friday By TheCork.ie Sports Reporter news@TheCork.ie Cork City will finish off their 2013 league campaign with a home fixture against newly-crowned champions St. Patrick’s Athletic at Turner’s Cross tonight. City, who had been enjoying an excellent run of form in recent weeks, fell to their heaviest defeat of the season last week, […]