Billy Kelleher selected to run again for FF in General Election

Billy Kelleher selected to run again for FF in General Election

16th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil’s Frontbench Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher was last night selected to contest the upcoming General Election on behalf of his party in the newly enlarged Cork North Central constituency. Deputy Kelleher was the only candidate selected at the well attended selection convention in Cork’s Commons Inn Hotel, […]

Winter bug affects Cork Hospital

15th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mercy University Hospital (MUH) has cancelled all hospital visits with the exception of the children’s ward for 24 hours due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting flu. The hospital is seeking the public’s cooperation with the restrictions but will deal with exceptional cases on an individual […]

Maritime jobs announced for Cork

12th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney, T.D. today announced the creation of more than 80 new jobs in the marine energy sector for Cork Harbour today. The US ocean energy company, Resolute Marine Limited, will create 80 new jobs over the next 5 years, […]

[Video Exclusive] “4 times over the limit” Drink driving ban for Sinn Fein Cork Cllr

[Video Exclusive] “4 times over the limit” Drink driving ban for Sinn Fein Cork Cllr

11th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Sinn Fein elected representative has been banned from driving for 3 years after being convicted of drink driving. Cork County Cllr Pat Buckley with an address at Broomfield West, Midleton, Co Cork was stopped by Gardai in the early hours of a Sunday morning on Mill Road […]

Aldi open new store at The Elysian

Aldi open new store at The Elysian

11th December 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Aldi have opened a new store today in Ireland’s tallest building, the landmark Elysian in Cork’s city centre. With a shop floor spanning 996m² and free customer car parking (with a purchase), the new store will be Aldi’s 18th in Co. Cork. Aldi currently operates stores at Blackrock, Blackpool, Charleville, […]

CIT hosts Ireland Skills competition

CIT hosts Ireland Skills competition

9th December 2014, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The IrelandSkills National Competition will take place at Cork Institute of Technology from tomorrow, December 9th and continue until December 12th. There will be competitions in ten skills including Carpentry, Plasterwork, Automobile Technology and Electrical Installation. A number of the winners at national level will go on […]

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

8th December 2014, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Sinn Féin Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has claimed that Cork County Council is simply not doing enough to tackle the issue of homelessness. Speaking after a report was presented to Councillors at today’s meeting of Cork County Council, following on from a motion tabled by Cllr Ó […]

Main Cork to Kerry road to be improved in Macroom

Main Cork to Kerry road to be improved in Macroom

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork North West TD Michael Creed has today welcomed the signing of the contract for the resurfacing of Macroom town. Commenting on the signing of the contract with Priority Construction LTD, Deputy Creed said: “I am delighted that Cork County Council have finalised plans to resurface the N22 […]

Google streetview expands in Cork City

Google streetview expands in Cork City

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Many Cork people, do not like the exterior of Merchants Quay in Cork. It is a fine shopping centre, an indoor mall but is a “celebration of redbrick” outside. Until now you could only appreciate it’s exterior on Google Streetview, but now the interior is also available. Today, Google’s […]

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork’s festival scene has received a significant boost. The Leeside Capital, which is already known as the “City of Festivals” with more than 20 significant events spread across the year in Culture, Education, Music and Sport. Today, €110,000 in Government Grants were confirmed for three major events, including; Cork […]

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself!

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself!

8th December 2014, 6pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan Cork based printing company, Lettertec Ireland Ltd have won an Irish Print Award in the Print Finishing category for its book “Celebrating 21 years of the Cork Person of the Year Awards”. Lettertec faced strong competition from printing companies and specialist print finishers from Dublin and Belfast, […]