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October 2014
31st October 2014, Friday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Excitement is building around Shandon, where a cultural tradition of Halloween will be seen in the coming hours. The annual Dragon of Shandon Parade is the culmination and highlight of of the new Dragon of Shandon FESTIVAL. Almost 300 costumed performers will escort a 36 foot... Read More
26 September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork businessman George Barter of Barter’s Travel agency on Patrick Street has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Portugal with responsibility for Cork City and County. While most countries already have an Embassy in Dublin, many such as Portugal choose to cement their presence in Ireland... Read More
19th October 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of Qantas – Australia’s main Airline – has spoken in Cork. Alan Joyce was born in Tallagh, but now lives in Sydney as one of Australia’s highest profile businessmen. He was the Guest Speaker at the annual Irish Diplomat Dinner, which took place in Cork... Read More
17th October 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Dairygold chief executive Jim Woulfe has been chosen Cork Person of the Month in recognition of the €117m investment in Dairygold’s Mallow and Mitchelstown sites. The very significant investment gives the Society the additional processing capacity it needs to cater for the expected increase in its members’ milk... Read More
13th October 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The future of a Leap Post Office will be discussed again this evening. The scenic West Cork village – between Rosscarbery and Skibbereen – has been without a Post Office service since February following a contractual dispute between An Post and the contractor. An Post is willing... Read More
6th October 2014, Monday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This years Lord Mayor of Cork has performed the historic annual Throwing of the Dart ceremony. The tradition dates back to the year 1759 and beyond and involved the First Citizen traveling to the Roches Point Boundary of Cork Harbour to mark their symbolic position as... Read More
5th October 2014, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The chief executive of Glen Dimplex – Ireland’s largest private firm – Sean O’Driscoll has this week said that marginal rural areas need to look for indigenous solutions rather than constantly looking to Central Government for funding and investment. Speaking at the Global Cork Economic Forum... Read More