Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan A former Mayor of County Cork – Tim Lombard – has expressed his disappointment at the announcement that from January of 2015, Bandon Library is to be closed on Mondays. Cllr Lombard (Fine Gael) says “Unfortunately staff members are down over the last six years, and there are 39,000 new […]

Anti water charges petition for Mayor

Anti water charges petition for Mayor

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan This morning at 9:30am the anti-water charges campaign group Cobh Says No to Austerity presented a petition to Mayor Alan Coleman with over 1000 signatures demanding that Cork County Council joins with other councils all over the country in calling for an immediate end to water charges and […]

Armed Gardai called to Minane Bridge

Armed Gardai called to Minane Bridge

6th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Gardaí have arrested an 18-year-old male and recovered a firearm following an overnight incident at a house in Co. Cork. At approximately 11pm Gardaí from Kinsale were called to an incident at a house near Minane Bridge. On the arrival of gardaí a number of gun shots were […]

Drugs smuggled to Cork House in sandals

Drugs smuggled to Cork House in sandals

5th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 400gms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of €28,000 were seized yesterday (04/12/14), at a house in Cork City. The drugs which originated in South Africa, were concealed in a shipment of sandals. A 22 year old Nigerian female were arrested and is currently detained under drug […]

Farranree Traffic Warden

Farranree Traffic Warden

5th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie With the imminent retirement of the School Traffic Warden, parents have expressed concern that the area on Knockpogue Ave in Farranree which has one Secondary School and 2 Primary Schools and is subject to very heavy traffic at school time will be left without a School Traffic Warden. […]

[Audio] Street renamed after Clonakilty Blackpudding pioneer

5th December 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The man who is credited as putting Clonakilty on the map through the founding and promotion of the now world-famous Clonakilty Black Pudding, has been honoured posthumously. At 11.30am today a street nameplate was officially unveiled in Clon. Street in #Clonakilty West #Cork renamed after Blackpudding's Eddie […]

Free parking in Co Cork towns for Christmas period

4th December 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Various towns across Co Cork have parking fee relaxations for the Christmas period. Confusingly each is different, conspiracy theorists will say this is purposeful by officials who will next year suggest a blanket County wide parking policy and will cite Christmas confusion as a reason. TheCork.ie has compiled […]

Cork groups prepare for Dublin water protest

3rd December 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie With exactly one week to go before the December 10 anti water charges protest outside Dail Eireann, the We Won’t Pay campaign this morning claimed that the event has the potential not only to further undermine the charge but to shake an increasingly weak, discredited and unpopular Government. […]

EUR 292k Counterfeit Nike Runners seized in Cork

2nd December 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie As a result of routine profiling, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized a large consignment of over 2,000 pairs of counterfeit ‘Nike’ runners in Cork with an estimated retail value of over €292,000. The runners were discovered in a container which originated in China and are believed to […]

Lucky listeners of Cork’s Red FM win a new car

Lucky listeners of Cork’s Red FM win a new car

2nd December 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie It was RedFM’s Biggest Giveaway Ever. In association with Keary’s Motorworld, Cork’s no.1 radio station gave away a brand new 151 Nissan Juke The stations Patrollers were travelling up and down Cork city and county and leaving the car in different locations each day. Every day the KC […]

[Audio] Broad welcome for Pairc Ui Chaoimh redevelopment planning approval

[Audio] Broad welcome for Pairc Ui Chaoimh redevelopment planning approval

2nd December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There has been a broad welcome to the news that the Cork County GAA board has received planning permission to upgrade Pairc Ui Chaoimh   GAA comments Cork County GAA Board says it is delighted with An Bord Pleanala’s decision and the completion of the appeals process. This […]

Free Christmas Parking in Cobh

Free Christmas Parking in Cobh

2nd December 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has given in to pressure from local elected Councillors again. Officuals have already relaxed parking for Christmas in Douglas, Kinsale and Bandon and now Cobh. Cobh Municipal District Council has announced that there will be Free Parking in Cobh Town from Monday 8th December, 2014 […]