[Audio] Dragon of Shandon tonight

31st October 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan 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 dragon […]

[Audio] Large crowds expected at anti water charges march Saturday

31st October 2014, Friday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Up to 100-thousand people will protest tomorrow against water charges across Ireland. More than 90 demonstrations are being organised by the Right2Water Campaign The largest in Cork: will be in the City Centre at 2pm outside the Library. There will also be protests at 2pm in Fermoy […]

[Audio] Jazz and Musical ‘Walk of Fame’ for Cork City Centre

28th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork City wants a Walk of Fame for musical names on MacCurtain Street. This years Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – over the long weekend – has been described as the “The most successful in a decade” The event, established in 1978, is now […]

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

26 September 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@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 by […]

[Audio] Jazz Weekend 2014 begins in City

24th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There’s a festival atmosphere in Cork as the October Bank Holiday Weekend gets underway. The Guinness Jazz Festival is in full swing. The 4 day event is in its 37th year and is showcasing more than 1-thousand musicians, from 19 countries, across 60 venues, The programme includes names […]

[Audio] Photoshopped picture of Cork City Council CEO as puppet is not acceptable – says Deputy Lord Mayor

22nd October 2014, 6.30pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A photoshopped picture of the Chief Executive of Cork City Council looking like a puppet is NOT acceptable. CEO of #CorkCC #Cork City Council photoshopped to look like puppet on @GraTire posters. FFCllr @kennethnoflynn angry pic.twitter.com/XxusaHDtDu — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) October 22, 2014 That’s according the Deputy […]

[Audio] Little Island Business Association trade show underway

21st October 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Little Island Business Association Showcase is taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island. More than 80 firms have stands promoting their products and services. Entry is free, and the event runs from 11am to 7pm today and tomorrow. Chief Executive of the Business Association […]

[Audio] Holocaust survivor receives award in Cork City

19th October 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Jewish man who survived the holocaust in Nazi Europe has received an award in Cork this weekend, For his supporting truth and reconciliation; Tomi Reichental was born in 1935 and is one of only two Holocaust survivors left in Ireland. He has received the “VoxPro Diplomat Global […]

[Audio] Qantas CEO speaks in Cork

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 […]

Dairygold Boss is Cork Person of Month

Dairygold Boss is Cork Person of Month

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 […]