Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] City Councillors receive (short) Events Centre progress report

23rd September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Councilors have finally been given a report into the Events Centre situation. The 31 elected Councillors had been asking the Chief Executive, and her predecessor, for an update on progress for many months with Councillors complaining that the media knew more about the Events Centre […]

[Audio] Second Asylum seeker centre protests in Cork

18th September 2014, 2pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Asylum seekers at a second Cork reception centre have protested against the unfairness of the direct provision system. Up to 90 residents of the centre known as the former Ashbourne House Hotel in Glounthaune began this early morning highlighting the delays in processing applications. Residents say […]

[Audio] Asylum seekers protest at Cork Centre

15 September 2014, 1pm By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 40 refugees and asylum seekers are continuing to blockade the entrance of their accommodation in Cork by standing outside The Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre is located on Airport Hill, and can house 275 people, most of whom are also protesting inside. It started at […]

[Audio] Cork Soccer legend Noel Cantwell to be honoured on Mardyke

9th September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Councillors have agreed to name a walkway to after a famous Cork sportsman. Noel Cantwell was a Cricket and Soccer International: who played for Cork Athletic, West Ham, and Manchester United. He passed away in 2005 aged 73. A native of the Mardyke in Cork […]

AUDIO: Three brothers buried following service in Charleville

8th September 2014, 6pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The funerals have taken place of the three O’Driscoll brothers in North County Cork. Nine-year-old twins Tom-Tom and Paddy O’Driscoll, and their 21-year old brother Jonathan. The town of Charleville came to a standstill for a number of hours this afternoon as large crowds gathered for […]

AUDIO: Cyclist finishes Wild Atlantic Way in Kinsale, Cork

8th September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Finnish travel journalist has completed her mammoth 2,500 kilometre cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way (We previously did an Audio Tour of the Cork Section) One of Scandinavia’s leading travel journalists Satu undertook the journey as part of a promotional initiative by “Tourism Ireland” to highlight […]

Local player signs deal with Premier League outfit

31st August 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Football Club have confirmed that Brian Lenihan has signed for English Premier League side Hull City. Lenihan made 21 league appearances for the club this season, and his excellent form led to a call up for the Republic of Ireland Under 21 squad in May. Commenting […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per […]

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