[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 […]

[Audio] José Manuel Barroso receives Honorary Doctorate from UCC

[Audio] José Manuel Barroso receives Honorary Doctorate from UCC

6th March 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The President of the European Commission now has something in common with half of Cork; a degree from UCC! Well to be correct it’s a Doctorate, and an Honorary on at that. José Manuel Durão Barroso was on the University College Cork campus yesterday. Protestors were expected, but […]

[Video] Cork City FC begin 30th Anniversary Season

6th March 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie St. Patrick’s Athletic v Turner’s Cross. Premier Division. 7th March 2014 (i.e. tomorrow). Kick-Off 7.45 pm Cork City FC will begin their 30th anniversary season with a repeat of the final game of last season, as they welcome the champions, St. Patrick’s Athletic, to Turner’s Cross. Watch the […]

Cobh Railway Station Renovation

6th March 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The building at Cobh Railway Station is currently undergoing renovation with the intention of opening the premises as a dual operation, offering tourism information on Cork City and County to visitors, in particularly cruise passengers, and as a vibrant exhibition space. A new company ‘Cobh Maritime Development Company […]

Sean Kelly says Cork should enjoy slice of EU 1.25bn fund

Sean Kelly says Cork should enjoy slice of EU 1.25bn fund

6th March 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Former GAA President, Sean Kelly, MEP, today encouraged Banks, Small Businesses, Researchers and Universities to collaborate closely to make Ireland a world leader in Innovation. Cork is ideally placed to nurture this global hub of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with its strong academic foundations in UCC & CIT, along […]

Joan Hamilton is February Cork Person of the Month

Joan Hamilton is February Cork Person of the Month

By David O’Sullivan 5th March 2014 david@TheCork.ie Joan Hamilton of Slí Eile in North Cork was named Cork Person of the Month for her unique work and treatment for those suffering with mental health issues. Joan’s approach is based on the belief that people have the capacity to recover their mental health, and that given […]

Clune welcomes Live Register improvement

Clune welcomes Live Register improvement

5th March 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune, has today (Wednesday ) welcomed the latest figures from the CSO, which show that the number of people on the Live Register has fallen for the last 20 months in a row. In Cork City, the number of people signing on has reduced […]