Louise O’Keeffe is Cork Person of the Month

Louise O’Keeffe is Cork Person of the Month

13th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Louise O’Keeffe was named Cork Person of the Month to mark her many decades of battle for justice, when the European Court of Human Rights recently ruled in her favour against the Irish State. “This victory is a victory for the children of Ireland and I accept this […]

[Audio] Live at the Marquee programme expands

13th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie This summers Live at the Marquee in Cork City is shaping up to be one of the most impressive so far, according to it’s promoter. Peter Aiken was speaking in the Boardwalk today where he announced three new acts Bob Dylan, Imelda May, and Lana Del Ray with […]

[Audio] Cork French Film Festival programme launched

11th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy & David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie The programme for the 25th Cork French Film Festival has been launched. The 7 day event run from a Sunday to a Sunday – March 2nd to 9th – and so is the first “Festival” of 2014 in the City. Festival Curator Paul Callanan says […]

[Audio] Garth Brooks welcome in Cork, if Croker has to say no

11th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Cork City Councillor says Leeside would be happy to host Garth Brooks IF two of the country singers concerts have to be moved away from Dublin. At present Garth Brooks is scheduled to play 5 gigs in Dublin’s Croke park, but some local residents are considering a […]

[Audio] Dredging will not prevent tidal flooding

11th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork’s City manager has ruled out “dredging” as a solution to the flooding problem in the City. At a lenghty Council meeting last night – the first since the severe floods – Councillors called for several “quick-fix” measures to be introduced while the city waits 4 years for […]

Gilroy vs Prendergast for the Labour MEP nomination

10th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Glanmire-based Senator John Gilroy has confirmed that he will challenge the outgoing MEP, Phil Prendergast of Tipperary, for the Labour party nomination to contest the European elections in the Ireland South constituency. The Labour party will hold a selection convention on Sunday 23rd February, with the venue likely […]

Arthritis Ireland Seminar in Wilton

5th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork Branch of Arthritis Ireland are holding a Support Group Meeting on tonight (Wednesday 5th February), at 7.30pm, in Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork. The seminar is being presented by Christine O’Sullivan, Nutrionist on Nutrition and Arthritis. This practical presentation will help you understand how nutrition and our […]

[Audio] 8000 people waiting for Council houses in City

4th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is sitting on more than 500 empty council houses or flats, while almost 8000 thousand people are on a waiting list looking for accomodation. As of January 30th the Council owned 512 vacant properties, but the local authority doesn’t have the money to perform some […]

[Audio] Don’t close the Jack Lynch Tunnel tonight – says Govt TD

4th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The morning High tide has passed in Cork City without indicent. At 8.37am the Lee was high, but didn’t break it’s banks in any serious way However… The City Council are warning that the high tide tonight will cause flooding in low lying areas, such as South Terrace, […]

Cork City on Flood Alert

3rd February 2014 By Bryan Smyth, reporting from Princes Street bryan@TheCork.ie Many Business owners in Cork City spent today cleaning up their premises after the River lee burst it’s banks and encroached on the South Terrace, South Mall and Oliver Plunkett Street and other low lying areas. Claire Nash from the Cork Business Association also […]