[Audio] Irish President Higgins to receive freedom of Cork City

16th April 2014 Copyright Bryan Smyth david@TheCork.ie I’ve met Michael D Higgins on a number of occasions in Cork. The date for this years Freedom of the City ceremony has been confirmed by the Lord Mayor President Michael D Higgins – who only last week made an historic first official visit to the United Kingdom […]

[Audio] Shakey bridge needs a lick of paint!

[Audio] Shakey bridge needs a lick of paint!

15th April 2014 Copyright David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Concern has again been been raised over the status and appearance of iconic “Shakey Bridge” off the Mardyke, to the West of Cork City. The 160 foot white structure is important gateway for tourists walking from Fitzgerald’s Park to the old City Gaol in Sunday’s Well. But there […]

[Audio] Cork Rugby fans travelling to Heineken Cup

15th April 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Excitement is building for the Heineken Cup Semi Final on Sunday the 27th in Marseille, Toulon versus Munster. Cork Airport is operating extra charter and scheduled flights to the French City for Munster fans. Dawson Travel, Lee Travel and Killester Travel are operating charterered flight and accomodation […]

[Audio] Potholes threaten Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork

14th April 2014, Monday By David O’Sullivan, http://twitter.com/david_osullivan david@TheCork.ie A West Cork County Councillor says the Failte Ireland “Wild Atlantic Way” driving route is in jeopardy because of the poor state of roads. The route is designed to encourage visitors into the small towns and villages in scenic areas from Kinsale to Donegal. Last month […]

[Audio] NAMA should be subject to Freedom of Information – Cork County Councillors

14th April 2014, Monday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork County Councillors have formally agreed to call on the Government to “open up” the National Asset Management Agency by making it subject to the Freedom of Information Act. At today’s local authority meeting in COUNTY Hall a number of elected representatives said they were reaching “brick […]

[Audio] US Navy ship docks in Cobh on goodwill visit

14th April 2014, Monday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A U-S Navy Ship on a goodwill tour will remain docked in Cobh until Friday. The US- Leyte Gulf arrived over the weekend. The US Embassy says the port visit is designed to “strengthen maritime partnerships” between the US and European nations The ship is based in […]

[Video] Titanic Memorial Garden opens in Cobh

[Video] Titanic Memorial Garden opens in Cobh

11th April 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the Titanic arriving into Cork Harbour, and anchoring off Roches Point. To mark the occasion a new Memorial Garden has been officially opened in Cobh. It’s at Cove Fort, in the East of the Town, next to the the Port of […]

[Audio] Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past – Former Lord Mayor

[Audio] Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past – Former Lord Mayor

11th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor is encouraging people to view, and make submissions on, the new Development Plan for Cork City. Fine Gael Cllr John Buttimer (pictured above) says recent controversial issues like the cycle lanes on Washington Street, Popes Quay, Parnell Place were in previous plans which received […]

[Video] Cork based political movement CPPC Peoples Convention launches campaign

10th April 2014, Thursday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan david@TheCork.ie As a Journalist I first heard about The Peoples Convention at a meeting in the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street in 2011, then the founder ran in the Seanad Elections of that year. The organisation has continued to exist, but lacks any elected representives in Local or […]

[Audio] Integrated ticketing arrives in Cork

[Audio] Integrated ticketing arrives in Cork

10th April 2014, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The integrated ticket for public transport has arrived in Cork! Called the “Leap Card” it allows passengers to pay without using cash. The plastic card is already successful in Dublin where 400-thousand have been issued, it’s a national card so Dublin cards can be used in Cork […]