[Audio] “Sting operation” needed to tackle dogs dirt in City!

25th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It’s emerged that no one was prosecuted for the offence of dog fouling in Cork City last year. Councillors say the messy problem has gotten out of hand in the Cities green areas, , and there are calls for a “sting operation” to catch owners. Under the Litter […]

[Audio] “Save the North Mon” Primary School campaign continues

25th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Councillors have voted unanimously to support a campaign to keep the historic North Mon Primary School open, and at it’s current location. The school is controlled by the Dublin based Edmund Rice Schools Trust who want to amalgamate the Mon primary, with a nearby convent school […]

‘City Gate style’ office block planned for City Centre

‘City Gate style’ office block planned for City Centre

25th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork City Council has granted planning permission for a City Centre office development that will see up to 2,000 new jobs come into the heart of the city by the end of 2015. Number 1, Albert Quay, is a nine-storey €50milliion office development with riverside frontage. The developers, […]

[Audio] Kent Train Station to get new entrance onto Quays

19th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork’s Kent Train station won’t “turn it’s back on the City anymore” From this summer construction will begun on an new entrance onto Horgan’s Quay, so that pedestrians will have a shorter walk into the City Centre The Minister of State for Public Transport Alan Kelly has confirmed […]

[Audio] Free lunch for Cork Paddy’s Day visitors

19th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Visitors to this years Saint Patrick’s Festival in Cork City will get a Free Lunch! 5-thousand people will enjoy a vegetarian curry made from so-called grade 2 or 3 vegetables which don’t meet the precise dimensions demanded by supermarkets It’s being organised by the “Cork Food Policy urban […]

[Audio] First “drive thru” supermarket comes to Cork

18th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The age of the “Drive thru supermarket” has arrived in Cork Supervalu’s first drive thru has opened in Carrigaline Customers no longer have to enter the traditional store to pick up their litre of milk, loaf of bread, or weekly shop! Instead they can order select their goods […]

SuperValu ‘drive-thru’ launched in Cork

18th February 2014, 12.45pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie SuperValu have launched the first in Ireland ‘Drive Through’ service in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, it’s at Collins SuperValu on the Main Street. The new service allows customers to place orders online and then pick up their shopping without having to enter the store by using the drive […]

Chamber of Commerce and UCC launch Transition Year Awards 2014

18th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber and the Faculty of Commerce in the College of Business & Law, UCC, have launched the annual Transition Year (TY) Business Awards for 2014, which is kindly sponsored by BNY Mellon, a global investments company and major employer in Cork. Cork Chamber Chief Executive, Conor Healy […]

Dunmanway to get new swimming pool

17th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour TD for Cork South West, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that plans to build the new state-of-the-art swimming pool in Dunmanway are now at an advanced stage. In welcoming this further progress Deputy McCarthy stated that “The project will go to tender in March with the aim […]

Deirdre Clune running for Europe

Deirdre Clune running for Europe

17th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Deirdre Clune, has said she is proud to accept the challenge of securing a second seat for Fine Gael in the Ireland South constituency. Senator Clune was speaking after she was nominated alongside Sean Kelly MEP to contest the European Parliament elections for Fine […]

[Audio] Cork City Centre on flood alert (again)

14th February 2014, 4pm By David O’Sullivan & Bryan Smyth david@TheCork.ie / bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is warning that “tidal flooding” is forecast between 5 and 6pm this evening. Areas likely to be affected are Morrissons Island, parts of South Mall, South Terrace, Wandesford Quay and Frenches Quay , and low lying parts of the […]

[Audio] City Centre traders missing out on cruise revenue

13th February 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie There are concerns that Cork City Centre is losing tourist revenue because of a shortage of parking spaces for coaches! The City Council have commissioned a report into the issue after City Centre traders complained they were losing out on the windfall of up to 3-thousand tourists coming […]