Date confirmed for 2014 Cork Midsummer Festival

12th May 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Board of Cork Midsummer Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will take place from 19th – 23rd June 2014. This year’s Festival will bring us back to our roots, providing just a snapshot of some of the wonderful arts and cultural activity happening in […]

MEP Kelly welcomes Haulbowline cleanup progress

12th May 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP, Sean Kelly, has welcomed An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission to Cork County Council to completely transform the toxic Haulbowline site into a public park. “This news will come as an enormous relief to the people of Cobh who have quite rightly feared […]

[Audio] Review of Child Safeguarding in Cloyne Diocese

12th May 2014, Monday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Church child protection watchdog has recommended that an East Cork diocese rocked in the past by abuse allegations set up a special whistle-blowers policy. The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has released a 42 page report looking at the Diocese […]

[Audio] Cork Internet Exchange Data Centre doubles capacity

12th May 2014, Monday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 10 new jobs are being created at the Cork Internet Exchange in Hollyhill, on the Northside of Cork City. It’s the only large data centre in Ireland outside of Dublin. Established in 2008, C-I-X – as it’s also known – runs a wholesale business where it operates […]

CIT gives transition year students taste of Engineering

CIT gives transition year students taste of Engineering

14th May 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Transition year students from Cork, Limerick and Galway are heading to Cork Institute of Technology to take part in the ‘Engineering Your Future’ Transition Year Programme. 72 secondary school students – 12 girls and 60 boys – will attend the programme at CIT starting on Monday, 19th May. […]

Award for Cork PR firm

Award for Cork PR firm

12th May 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie H+A Marketing + PR continued its successful run of awards with a win at the 2014 All Ireland Marketing (AIM) Awards. The agency beat stiff competition to win the Best PR Campaign Award at the AIM Awards for the hugely successful ‘Orla Kiely for Kenco Millicano’ campaign for […]

[Audio] Here’s who wants to be Clonakilty Community Mayor

By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In West Cork… Eight people have put their names forward to become the “Community Mayor of Clonakilty”. The Current statutory “Town Council” will be abolished – along with all others in Ireland – on June 1st – as part of local government reform, but Clonakiltys local Dúchas Heritage Group want to […]

[Audio] Lord Mayors Civic Awards

8th May 2014, Thursday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor’s annual Civic awards took place in City Hall last night. Cllr Catherine Clancy (Labour) presented six Corkconians with awards for their contributions to to the City. Among the names were Camogie Expert Mary Newman Journalist Deirdre O’Reilly for her charity work Declan Kidney for […]

[Audio] Clonakilty Town Council has it’s last ordinary meeting

7th May 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Town Council has held it’s final “statutory meeting” Every Town Council across Ireland is being abolished on May 31st as part of Local Government Reform, and County Council’s will take-over what used to be done locally. However, abolition means that the concept of a “Mayor” is also […]