[Audio] New Navy ship arrives into Cork

30th April 2014, Wednesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Irish Naval Service have taken delivery of a new vessel. The 50 million euro LE. Samuel Beckett is around 300 feet in length, and was built at a shipyard in Devon, England. She weighs almost 2-thousand tonnes, and can hold 54 people. The Samuel Beckett […]

[Audio] Change of polling day for Clonakilty Mayoral elections

30th April 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Voting in Clonakilty’s independent poll to elect a Community Mayor has been put back by one day. The Local Dúchas Heritage Group want the West Cork Tourist town to have some form of a Mayor to represent the area after the Statutory Town Council, and “Town Mayor” […]

[Audio] Should Cork Airport be renamed after Rory Gallagher?

29th April 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A campaign to rename Cork Airport after the the famous guitarist Rory Gallagher is continuing to gain momentum. More than 10-thousand people have signed a petition. Gallagher passed away in 1995 at the young age of 47. He was one described by Jimi Hendrix as the “world’s […]

Labour Leader must resign – says Co Cork Labour Cllr

29th April 2014, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Labour County Councillor in Cork has called on the leader of his own party to step down. Cllr Noel McCarthy from the Fermoy/Mitchelstown Area says Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore “must go order to save the party”, His views echo those of Phil Prendergast MEP, who […]

Revenue Seizes Tobacco and Counterfeit Vodka in Cork

26th April 2014 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Revenue Seizes Tobacco and Counterfeit Vodka in Cork In an intelligence led operation, Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 56kgs of illegal tobacco and 20 cases of counterfeit vodka on the M8 near Fermoy last night (25/04/14 ). The seizure has a total retail value of approximately €27,500. […]

Free money (for worthy Cork causes)

24th April 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic fund exclusively focused on the Cork region, have announced the availability of their second tranche of funding for enterprises in the city and county. They are calling for applications from businesses and community enterprises in Cork who need funding to expand, develop or […]

[Audio] Premature Electioneering

22nd April 2014, Tuesday, 3pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Elections posters are already up in PARTS of Cork City, and the local authority has received a number of complaints. Candidates running in the local and European elections are not legally allowed to erect their election posters on public property until the stroke of midnight, […]

[Video] Sinn Fein in “strong position” for Elections – says Ferris in Cork

20th April 2014, Easter Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin say their party is in a “strong position” for the Local and European elections. Sinn Féin spokesman for Agriculture and Fisheries Martin Ferris TD was in Cork City this afternoon delivering an main oration at the parties annual “Easter Rising commemoration” In a speech […]

Baltimore RNLI help grounded yacht

Baltimore RNLI help grounded yacht

20th April 2014, Easter Sunday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie 4 people have been rescued off a yacht in West Cork this morning The 35 foot boat had grounded on rocks near Cunnamore Pier and Heir Island on a falling tide. Baltimore RNLI used both their inshore and all weather lifeboats in the rescue. The lifeboat […]

[Audio] Everyman Theatre Company celebrates 50 Years

20 April 2014, Easter Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Everyman Theatre Company is marking its 50th anniversary. A Civic Reception was held by the Lord Mayor this week in Cork City Hall to mark the occasion. The Everyman started in small room on Caste Street 1964, before moving to the Father Matthew Hall, and […]

[Audio] Cork based Newspaper company sheds 50 jobs

[Audio] Cork based Newspaper company sheds 50 jobs

17th April 2014, 7am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More meetings will take place today about the shedding of 50 jobs in the company which publishes the Irish Examiner “Landmark Media” is also behind the Evening Echo and several regional newspapers It employs 560 people but says investment in new editorial production, advertising and finance systems […]

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