[Audio] Pony event boosts Milstreet economy

31st July 2014, 7pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie County Cork benefiting to the tune of 6-point-9 million euro from an Equestrian event in Milstreet, and 24-thousand bed nights have been filled in the region. The FEI European Championships for ponies is taking place in until Sunday. It’s taking place at the Green Glens arena and […]

[Audio] Limescale problem in Co Cork mains water

31st July 2014, 7pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie People living in parts of Cork with “bad water” might enjoy cheaper rates per litre. Nationwide householders will start paying for water from October and pricing is currently being considered by the Energy Regulator. Cork County Council has written to Irish Water urging it to compensate people […]

[Audio] 1st award for 10 day old Kingsley

31st July 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The New Kingsley Hotel has won an award.Flooded in 2009 it re-opened 10 days ago employing more than 100 people.It’s part of the Fota Collection which also includes the Fota Island Resort, and Jacques Restaurant. https://twitter.com/TheCork_ie/status/491143548243566593/photo/1 A few days ago we visited the Kinglsey Hotel and had a […]

Revenue Seizes Cigarettes and Tobacco in Cork City

31st July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaime@TheCork.ie In an intelligence-led operation, code-named “Church”, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service, backed up by An Garda Síochána, seized 41,000 cigarettes and 27kgs of tobacco with a retail value of €32,000 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €25,000 on the north side of Cork city last night The ‘MG’, ‘Golden […]

[Audio] Bantry welcomes home maritime team

29th July 2014, 6am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland’s winning team in an an international competition for maritime skills are back in West Cork A homecoming celebration took place in the Square Bantry last night for “Team Ireland” They collected gold in Brittany, France at the “Atlantic Challenge” competition which finished on Sunday. Ireland beat […]

[Audio] Clonakilty Model village celebrates 20th birthday

25th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie One of West Cork’s most popular tourist attractions is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Model Village in Clonakilty is an outdoor scale model of picturesque West Cork towns as they appeared in the 1940s, it includes Clonakilty, Kinsale, Dunmanway and Bandon. It’s popular with both children and adults […]

AUDIO: US Tech company ‘AlienVault’ opens on Wellington Road, Cork City

AUDIO: US Tech company ‘AlienVault’ opens on Wellington Road, Cork City

22 July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An American technology multinational in Cork says it will employ 40 people in the coming year. AlienVault already has 12 staff and is recruiting more. The California Company provides Unified Security Management solutions, and crowd-sourced threat intelligence. It has chosen Wellington Road, in Cork City as the location […]

Cork politician speaks of her personal experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

Cork politician speaks of her personal experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

16 July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork politician has spoken publicly for the first time about how she was born in a mother and baby home, and then went on to visit the same institution 17 years later when she became pregnant. Yoghal based County Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley spoke about her own experiences […]

[Audio] OAP assaulted in Northside home Monday morning

[Audio] OAP assaulted in Northside home Monday morning

15th July 2014, Tuesday, 5.45am By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Investigations continue into an aggravated burglary during which a pensioner was attacked with an iron bar. It happened around 3am on Monday morning on Rathpeacon Road, Farranree, on the northside of Cork City An intruder entered the house of a 75 year old man through a window […]

Drive by shooting on Northside last night

Drive by shooting on Northside last night

15th July 2014, Tuesday, 5.30am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Gardai are investigating a drive-by shooting on the northside of Cork City last night. It happened in the Courtown Avenue area of Knocknaheeny just after 9pm. Two men on a motorbike pulled into the cul-de-sac, and one opened fire on the victim who was a man in his […]

[Audio] Offshore Ballycotton Lighthouse opens to Tourists

13th July 2014, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie East Cork has a new Tourist Attaction! The landmark Ballycotton lighthouse has opened to visitors. Built in the mid-1800s it’s situated on a small island about 10 minutes off Ballycotton and until now was only visited by the Commissioners of Irish Lights staff and their families. […]