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Archives / October 2013
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... Read More
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... Read More
25th October 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth 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... Read More
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,... Read More
25th October 2013, Friday By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie Pic: John Sheehan Photography Introducting the Ford Kuga. A halfway-house between a traditional 4WD and an estate car. It’s classed as a sport utility vehicle (SUV). The Kuga has been produced by Ford since 2008, but not alot have been seen on Irish Roads. That will... Read More
24th October 2013, Tuesday By TheCork.ie Politics Reporter news@TheCork.ie   Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, has announced Government support for Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited’s (Dairygold) €33 million investment to expand and upgrade its milk processing facilities at Mitchelstown. This investment has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and... Read More
24th October 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 840 people will break bread with Ronan O’Gara tonight in Cork City Hall. The rugby legend is holding a testimonial dinner “The demand for tickets underlines the remarkably high esteem in which Munster, Ireland and Lions legend O’Gara is held, says organising committee chair,” Michael O’Flynn.... Read More
24th October 2013, Tuesday By TheCork.ie Education Correspondent news@TheCork.ie Bernard Kirk from Blackrock just outside Cork City will this morning be presented with an honorary Masters of Science from the National University of Ireland in Galway for his outstanding contribution to the education of our young people throughout his career. Bernard Kirk grew up in... Read More
24th October 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Mayor, Cllr Noel O’Connor (FG), today welcomed the announcement of €2.5m grant funding from Fáilte Ireland towards the development of Spike Island as a unique tourism attraction in Cork Harbour. Co-funding by Cork County Council of €1.5m will bring to €4m the total investment... Read More