Local player signs deal with Premier League outfit

31st August 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Football Club have confirmed that Brian Lenihan has signed for English Premier League side Hull City. Lenihan made 21 league appearances for the club this season, and his excellent form led to a call up for the Republic of Ireland Under 21 squad in May. Commenting […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per […]

[Audio] Gluten free food popular in Cork

28th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The market for Gluten Free products is growing. An estimated 45,000Irish people are now coeliac: meaning they must avoid wheat in the diet. Symptoms of gluten intolerance include fatigue, and weight loss. To cater for the increasing market many companies have been introducing gluten free foods. Today […]

[Special Audio Report] National Food Centre would be ‘Capitol’ idea for Cork

28th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie News that Minister for Food Simon Coveney is backing a National Food Centre for Cork City has been welcomed by businesses on the Grand Parade. The former Capitol Cineplex cinema has a strategic location on the Grand Parade, facing towards Washington Street, but it’s been vacant since […]

[Audio] 2014 Adult Education and Training Exhibition

28th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The program for this years Adult Education and Training Exhibition has been launched. It will take place on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. (3rd and 4th September 2014) It’s backed by the Cork Education and Training Board and is supported by Cork City Council. Deputy Lord […]

[Audio] Crosshaven Redhead Convention finals

24th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie It’s the final day of the Redhead Convention in County Cork Foxy haired folk have gathered in Crosshaven for the weekend. It’s the 5th year of the quirky festival organised by siblings Joleen and Denis Cronin, with proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. The closing ceremony […]

[Audio] Tourism boost – Three ships in Cork Harbour today

21st August 2014, 7.45am By TheCork.ie http://twitter.com/TheCork_Ie Three cruise ships are in Cork Harbour today! bringing a combined total of 6,500 passengers and crew to the region. The largest liner, MSC Magnifica was the first to arrive berthing at Cobh Cruise Terminal at 7.30am with over 3,500 passengers She will be followed by the arrival […]

[Audio] Workmates of Anna Geary would be ‘Dell-ighted’ is she wins Rose of Tralee

19th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Excitement is building ahead of tonight’s final of the Rose of Tralee contest This year’s Cork Rose is Cork Camogie captain – and multiple All Ireland winner – Anna Geary This afternoon our we visited Dell Software in City Gate Park, Mahon where Anna Geary works.  

[Audio] Glengarriff former resident to get Oscar?

18th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A former resident of West Cork is tipped to win a prestigious lifetime achievement award at next year’s Oscars ceremony! Maureen O’Hara has never received an Academy Award despite starring in 64 movies, including classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Miracle on 34th Street, and […]

[Audio] Tourism is up – thanks in part to Wild Atlantic Way

15th August 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism figures are up by 10.3% 3 and a half million people visited Ireland between January and June this year, which is 324,000 than the same 6 months period last year. It’s thought that “competitive pricing” is helping to boost the numbers. “International awareness” thanks to initiatives like […]