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 […]

[Audio] City Council meeting adjourned over Anti Water Tax Protestors

11th March 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Last nights meeting of Cork City Council was interrupted twice when anti water tax protesters refused to sit down in the upper public gallery. Labour Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy repeatedly asked the members of the Ballyphehane-South Parish says no campaign to take their seats because leaning on […]

[Audio] Cork Tech startup TrustEv continues to grow

[Audio] Cork Tech startup TrustEv continues to grow

10th March 2014 by David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It was exactly one year ago this month that I first visited the offices of TrustEv (pronounced as “Trust F”), a start-up based in Bessboro, Blackrock, just off the Skehard Road in Cork. I had difficulty locating their building because they were so new there was no sign. […]

[Audio] Dunkettle Interchange needs investment – says Engineers Ireland

10th March 2014, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Critical improvements to the Dunkettle Interchange should be prioritised to reduce bottleneck and to facilitate the free flow of traffic onto the M8 motorway according to a report published by Engineers Ireland. The regional report found that the transport infrastructure in Cork needs investment as it is […]

[Audio] Exports of Irish Whiskey increasing

10th March 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork success story Sales of Irish Whiskey abroad are increasing, and most is produced in Midleton by Irish Distillers Pernod Richard where Jameson is the core product. 130 people are employed by the company there, and a further 40 in the Jameson Experience Tourist centre. 95 percent […]

SIPTU’s planned strike action will hurt Cork Tourism says Cork Govt Senator

8th March 2014, Saturday 1.30pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Senator Deirdre Clune has called on SIPTU to call off Industrial action which is set to take place between 5am and 9am next Friday and promises to cause major disruption at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports. “This will hurt Cork tourism and send out the wrong […]

[Audio] Cork could become hub for offshore wind turbine maintenance

7th March 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork could become a hub for the maintenance of wind turbines. At an Ireland-France Chamber of Commerce presentation in Cork – attended by the French Ambassador – the French Multinational Alstom identified Cork as an “ideal area” for offshore turbines in the future. At the moment maintenance crews […]