Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It appears that Cork City Council and Cork County Council will merge, and it will happen in the next 4 years. That means the local election of 2014 could have been the last where there were two authorities. Yesterday, there was a presentation for County Councillors in County […]

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It has emerged that Cork communities are being hit with savage cuts amounting to nearly 72% under the LEADER programme. Fianna Fail TD in Co Cork Michael Moynihan has described it as yet another attack on Cork communities at a time when they can least afford it. Every […]

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed a decision by Tourism Ireland to co-fund a campaign to market Cork in Cardiff, in advance of the beginning of the new Cork- Cardiff air route in June, 2015. “Representatives from Tourism Ireland have […]

The biggest cause of death in Cork is cancer

24 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Life Assurance company Irish Life, today revealed its annual claims data which shows that cancer was the biggest cause of Life Insurance and Specified Illness Cover claims in Cork in 2014, with more than €9.3 million paid out. The data details the illnesses and conditions that led to […]

Carrigaline team win National Macra debating title

Carrigaline team win National Macra debating title

24 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Congratulations to Carrigaline Macra. Their National Debating Team who won the Macra na Feirme National Final held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, just outside Limerick on Saturday 21st March. The team consisted of Rona Coghlan, David O’Sullivan (TheCork.ie Editor), Eilís Ahern, and Trisha Delahunty. The competition is recognised […]

Driver dies in Blackpool collision

Driver dies in Blackpool collision

24 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Glen Avenue, Blackpool, Cork on Monday evening, 23rd March 2015 at around 7.50pm. A 51 year old man, driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, suffered fatal injuries when his car left the road and collided with […]

Audi Cork Service team in running at Twin Cup competition

Audi Cork Service team in running at Twin Cup competition

23 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Audi Cork, and two other Audi Service teams from across the country, will compete at the very first national final of the Audi Twin Cup later this week. The competition recognises excellence among Audi’s service advisers and technicians by testing their diagnostics and repair competence, and their ability […]

SPORT: Irish Independent sponsors Irish Greyhound Laurels at Curraheen Park

SPORT: Irish Independent sponsors Irish Greyhound Laurels at Curraheen Park

23 March 2015 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Irish Independent today announced its sponsorship of the Irish Greyhound Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium. This is the second large sponsorship the Independent has made in Cork in recent times, in Rugby Musgrave Park has been renamed as Irish Independent Park. Speaking at the Launch, Arlene […]