[Audio] Social housing waiting list reaches 8k in City Hall

6th January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The number of people waiting for a Council house in Cork CITY has passed the 8-thousand mark. The local authority’s “Housing Committee” will meet tonight for the first time since the Christmas Break. Socialist Party Cllr Mick Barry says the Government have tried to downplay the city’s […]

Munster Labour MEP comments on Knockraha pylons

6th January 2014 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Phil Prendergast (Labour, previously co-opted to replace Alan Kelly) says EirGrid has failed to alert rural communities about their plans to erect 750 high rise pylons which would link Kildare to Cork via Wexford. Tomorrow is the deadline for public submissions to EiGrid in relation to […]

Bantry Hospital goes “smoke-free” from today

6 January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie Bantry General Hospital (BGH) will become a smoke-free campus from today, meaning smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the general hospital grounds. The introduction of this new policy, which is supported by the hospital’s Executive Management Board, will apply to all staff, patients, visitors and contractors […]

Cork startup secures 750k funding for pre-natal test device

Cork startup secures 750k funding for pre-natal test device

4th January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie bryan@TheCork.ie A biosciences startup based in Little Island, Cork has secured €750,000 in venture funding through a syndicate of investors. The company is called Metabolomic Diagnostics, and the funders include including SOSventures Ireland Fund, AIB Seed Capital Fund and Enterprise Ireland. Metabolomic Diagnostic can “revolutionise pre-natal care” […]

Lighting outtages will be addressed

Lighting outtages will be addressed

4th January 2014 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Public lighting outtages across the city willbe addressed early next week according to City Cllr Mick Finn (Ind). Following contact with Airtricity the Cllr said the problems are well known and that the technicians will be working on them immediately. “Large parts of Turners Cross and Ballyphehane have been […]

Funds offered, but no men need apply

4th January 2014 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie 60 ambitious female entrepreneurs sought for new cycle of Going for Growth Going for Growth, an Irish programme which helps ambitious women entrepreneurs grow their business, is launching a call out for women entrepreneurs in Cork to apply for its 2014 programme. The business development initiative matches established women […]

Success for local man at Cork Racecourse Mallow

4th December 2014 By Tony Smyth news@TheCork.ie There was a meeting at Cork Racecourse Mallow today, in spite of the bad forecast! Fermoy trainer David Fenton tasted success at his local track as Avondhu Lady scored under Bryan Cooper. The 6-4 favourite landed the McCarthy Insurance Group Mares’ Handicap Hurdle by four and a half […]

Fasttrack flood works says Chamber

3rd Janaury 2013 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Following the overnight flooding in the Cork Region, Cork Chamber urged all of those charged with the responsibility for protecting Cork from localised flooding, to restore the confidence of the business community by doubling their efforts to urgently address this ongoing issue. Cork Chamber has consistently outlined their concern […]

20k for Co Cork Prize Bond holder

3rd January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie I’ve never won anything from Prize Bonds, but I know many people who have won € 75. Word just in from the company that this week’s Prize Bond “Star prize” of € 20,000.00 goes to lucky Prize Bond number RZ 135527 held in County Cork. The lucky […]

Clune welcomes IDA stats

Clune welcomes IDA stats

3rd January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie Senator Deirdre Clune has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by IDA Ireland that their client companies created over 13,000 jobs in 2013 – the highest job creation increase in over a decade. Senator Clune said: “Today’s announcement is yet another endorsement on this Government’s Action Plan for […]

[Audio] Cork Bishop to meet new Pope

1st January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross will meet Pope Francis in the New Year, his first time meeting the new Pontiff who was installed in March. The meeting will be after the ordination of deacons in the Irish College in April. Bishop John Buckley says among […]

[Audio] Cork Airport passenger numbers to grow by 4pc in 2014

1st January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Passenger numbers at Cork Airport are expected to grow by 4 percent this year; It will be the first increase since the high point of 2008, when a record 3-point-25 million million people passed through the terminal in one year. This years growth forecast follows a number […]

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