[Audio] Fundraiser for Cork Journalist

24th March 2014, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A fundraising concert for a well known Cork Journalist will take place in City Hall on Easter Sunday. 43 year old Deirdre O’Reilly reported for the Evening Echo but suffered a massive stroke in December and needs intensive rehabilitation. She’s been left with paralysis of the right […]

[Audio] Should Cork City and County Councils merge?

22nd March 2014, Saturday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A former Mayor of County Cork is calling for a “public vote” to establish if the City and County Councils should be merged. Fine Gael County Councillor Tim Lombard wants a “plebesite” – essentially a local referendum – for “one county, one authority” saying it would bring […]

[Audio] Munster Rugby player visits former Bishopstown Primary School

[Audio] Munster Rugby player visits former Bishopstown Primary School

21st March 2014. Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rugby’s Donncha O’Callaghan has visited his former primary school in Bishopstown to talk about efforts being made by UNICEF to eradicate polio in the next 4 years. The Munster and Ireland lock is a UNICEF ambassador and recently returned from a four-day fact finding trip to Nigeria. O’Callaghan was “in […]

Murphys and Beamish sponsor Cork GAA

Murphys and Beamish sponsor Cork GAA

20th March 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Murphy’s Stout and Beamish Stout are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with the Cork GAA Senior Hurling and Football teams under the title of ‘Proud Partner’. The relationship between the two stouts and Cork GAA initially goes back as far as 1891, when Murphy’s founder James J […]

[Audio] EU gong for Munster MEP

[Audio] EU gong for Munster MEP

19th March 2014, Wednesday 11am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An Irish politician has been named “MEP of the Year” Sean Kelly – who represents the constituency of “Ireland South”, which includes Cork – received the award in the “Digital Agenda” category. MEPs are chosen following a vote by their peers, and the awards took place […]

2014 Cork St Patrick’s Parade was “a legendary success”

18th March 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A record 55,000 people lined the streets of Cork City today for the Cork St. Patrick’s Festival, which was led by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Catherine Clancy and Grand Marshall Michael Flatley from an open top Ford Model T car. The parade, which was themed ‘Legends’ […]

Roadworks on N40 South Ring tonight

18th March 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Motorists are advised that significant traffic management measures will be put in place on the Cork South Ring Road overnight. The temporary arrangements will affect N40 traffic heading west from the Kinsale Road Roundabout. The westbound slip road heading toward the Sarsfield Road Roundabout will be reduced to […]

17th March 2014, Monday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie As a result of routine profiling, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service at Cork Airport last night, (Sunday), seized 120,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €56,886 and potential loss to the Exchequer of €43,770. The “Marlboro” brand cigarettes were discovered in twelve suitcases, when officers stopped and […]

Everyman appoints new Artistic Director

Everyman appoints new Artistic Director

15th March 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Everyman Theatre on MacCurtain Street, Cork, has announced the appointment of Julie Kelleher as its incoming Artistic Director. Julie has a successful career in theatre as a director, performer, producer and administrator. Everyman Chairman, Michael White, welcomed the appointment: “The Everyman is delighted to welcome Julie Kelleher […]

[Audio] Free Curry for 5,000 people prepared at CIT

14th March 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The “Free Curry” which will feed 5-thousand people in Cork City Centre tomorrow as part of the Saint Patricks Festival, has been prepared, and packaged this afternoon in Bishopstown 80 Catering students from Cork University of Technology chopped up the donated vegetables earlier today over 3 hours. […]

[Audio] County Cork potholes will be fixed

13th March 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The state of roads in County Cork should improve over the next month. The Acting County Managed Declan Daly has lifted a ban on overtime for roads workers to try and tackle the growing problem of potholes. The cash strapped County Council has had to curtail all spending […]