EU Funding Endorses Port of Cork Plans for Development

6th January 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan Following a successful funding procedure, the Port of Cork has been awarded funding by the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The Port of Cork, described as a future Core Network port by TEN-T, plays a key strategic role in the movement of goods to and from the UK and […]

Planning APPLICATIONS up in Cork, but COMMENCEMENTS down

Planning APPLICATIONS up in Cork, but COMMENCEMENTS down

6th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan The latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued by Link2Plans ( shows that planning applications are up in Cork. The figure for 2013 is -9%, up on the 2012 figure of -16%. Project commencements have also slowed significantly, from +6% in 2012 to -13% […]

Cork Screen Commissioner moving on

6th January 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan The Cork Screen Commissioner, Niall Mahoney, has left the Commission as his contract has come to an end. An experienced Producer, he will be returning to the freelance market, plus running Musketeer Production Services Ltd. a company which specialises in assisting incoming and indigenous productions with all of […]

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

6th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan 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 social […]

Munster Labour MEP comments on Knockraha pylons

6th January 2014 By 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 David O’Sullivan 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 ensuring […]

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

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

4th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan 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” with […]

Lighting outtages will be addressed

Lighting outtages will be addressed

4th January 2014 By 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 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 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 […]