100 new IDA jobs in Fermoy

14th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 100 new IDA jobs in Fermoy to add to the 4,562 created in Cork over the past three years – Stanton US Company ABEC Inc. announces expansion of global operations to Cork “The news that US company ABEC Inc. plans to expand its global operations in Fermoy, Co. […]

RTE Cork celebrates Cork

RTE Cork celebrates Cork

14th January 2015 Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie To mark the 21st Anniversary of the Cork Person of the Year awards scheme, RTE’s Nationwide has been meeting some of the past winners of awards. A special Cork programme will air in a fortnight on this evening Jan 14th on RTE1 at 7.00pm. Announcing the special programme were […]

Slash Gas and Electricity Prices says Cork City Cllr

12th January 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Anti Austerity Alliance Councillor Mick Barry this morning claimed that a “privatisation agenda” was preventing massive cuts in heating and lighting prices for households around the country. Councillor Barry said that the price of crude oil has fallen by more than 50% in recent months and […]

Big names for annual ‘Cork Person of the Year’ ceremony

Big names for annual ‘Cork Person of the Year’ ceremony

11th January 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie On Friday 16th Jan the Cork Person of the Year will be chosen, at a glittering gala awards lunch at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. Michael Flatley will also be made Honorary Corkman at the event and the presentation will be made by last year’s recipient Jeremy Irons. […]

Live Register down by 24% in Co Cork says West Cork Govt TD

11th January 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “Live Register Figures show that unemployment has been dropping for 30 months in a row and that in Co. Cork, there has been a fall of 24%.. This is very much to be welcomed” says Noel Harrington, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West. “Another drop in the […]

Cork County Cllr is Cathaoirleach of new Southern Regional Assembly

Cork County Cllr is Cathaoirleach of new Southern Regional Assembly

11th January 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie What is the Southern Regional Assembly? We tried for a year to attend a meeting of its predecessor, but they take place in Waterford, alas we are in Cork. Plus there always seemed to be something else more Newsworthy on the day of the meetings. Well the Inaugural […]

New intellectual property legislation good for pharma jobs in Cork – says Govt TD

9th January 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, has said that new intellectual property legislation will be good for pharma jobs in Cork. Deputy Collins was speaking after the enactment of the Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act. “The new intellectual property legislation enacted this week is a […]

New School in West Cork

8th January 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Work is scheduled to begin this week on the new state-of-the-art secondary school in Skibbereen to accommodate 1,000 students. The new secondary school will replace Mercy Heights, De la Salle and Rossa College and bring them all together under one roof.  Plans to amalgamate the schools on one […]

Deputy Lord Mayor angry with naysayers

7 January 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The elegant and eloquent Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Kenneth O’ Flynn has dismissed criticism from fellow Councillors and other critics of the decision to fund and place the Events Centre within the City Centre. Cllr O’ Flynn said “its quite obvious that some people fail to […]