Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

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 […]

[Audio] Little Island Business Association trade show underway

21st October 2014 By Tom Collins 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 […]

[Audio] Save Leap Post Office

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 […]

[Audio] Cork Lord Mayor “Throws the Dart”

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 […]

[Audio] West Cork empowered to stand on it’s own two feet

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 […]

[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 […]