Accolade for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

25th February 2014, Tuesday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie One of Cork’s newest festivals has just won a prestigious national award. Just three years in existence the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, based at Shandon has been awarded one of the Irish Hotel Federation top Gathering awards in the Best Arts and Culture category. The announcement […]

Cork Graveyards digitally mapped

25th February 2014 by Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A record 20,000 grave memorial records from 127 historic graveyards have been digitally submitted this week to Cork County Library by the Historic Graves project, funded by Cork LEADER organisations including South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD), West Cork Development Partnership, IRD Duhallow and Ballyhoura Development Ltd. […]

[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 […]