[Audio] Farming accident in County Cork

29th September 2014, Monday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Cork Farming accident comes at a time when authorities are striving to promote a greater awareness of Farm Safety. As last weeks Ploughing Championships The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney launched “What’s Left Behind” video campaign, which features people talking about their own experiences. There have […]

[Audio] Cork City Council debates cutting Local Property Tax

29th September 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Householders across Cork City might save 80 euro a year. depending on a decision due to be made in City Hall. This evening the elected Cork City Councillors will debate the reducing the Local Property Tax at a meeting in City Hall this evening. Last week Cork County […]

Clonakilty Black Pudding is a model for local sustainable jobs – says MEP Clune

29th September 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Black Pudding – a model for local sustainable jobs – Clune Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP, last week met with the owners of Clonakilty Black Pudding at the National Ploughing Championships and has praised the company as an example of how we can create local sustainable jobs […]

Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] City Councillors receive (short) Events Centre progress report

23rd September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Councilors have finally been given a report into the Events Centre situation. The 31 elected Councillors had been asking the Chief Executive, and her predecessor, for an update on progress for many months with Councillors complaining that the media knew more about the Events Centre […]

[Audio] Second Asylum seeker centre protests in Cork

18th September 2014, 2pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Asylum seekers at a second Cork reception centre have protested against the unfairness of the direct provision system. Up to 90 residents of the centre known as the former Ashbourne House Hotel in Glounthaune began this early morning highlighting the delays in processing applications. Residents say […]

[Audio] Asylum seekers protest at Cork Centre

15 September 2014, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 40 refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to blockade the entrance of their accommodation in Cork by standing outside The Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre is located on Airport Hill, and can house 275 people, most of whom are also protesting inside. It started at […]

[Audio] Cork Soccer legend Noel Cantwell to be honoured on Mardyke

9th September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Councillors have agreed to name a walkway to after a famous Cork sportsman. Noel Cantwell was a Cricket and Soccer International: who played for Cork Athletic, West Ham, and Manchester United. He passed away in 2005 aged 73. A native of the Mardyke in Cork […]

AUDIO: Three brothers buried following service in Charleville

8th September 2014, 6pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The funerals have taken place of the three O’Driscoll brothers in North County Cork. Nine-year-old twins Tom-Tom and Paddy O’Driscoll, and their 21-year old brother Jonathan. The town of Charleville came to a standstill for a number of hours this afternoon as large crowds gathered for […]