Customs seize Tobacco in Cork

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan As a result of an on-going operation focusing on the illegal importation of cigarettes and tobacco, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service, yesterday seized 17kgs of tobacco with an approximate retail value of €8,200  in Cork. Initially Revenue’s detection dog, Harvey, gave a positive reaction to a package containing […]

John B Keane lecture in Clonakilty

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Billy Keane, son of famous playwright John B. Keane, is guest speaker at the March lecture organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage. The event titled “The Life and Times of John B. Keane”, will take place at The ​Parish Centre, Clonakilty tonight at 8.30pm. One of Ireland’s most prolific […]

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

Cork MEP upset with Kerry MEP over Irish Language

11 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy Speaking from Strasbourg today, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada – from the Muskerry Gaeltacht on the Cork/Kerry border – gave a warm welcome to the ‘language campaign’ begun by her parliamentary colleague Seán Kelly MEP – who hails from Kerry. Fine Gael’s Seán Kelly announced this week […]

Cork Chamber and UCC Launch Transition Year Business Awards 2015

11 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Cork Chamber and the College of Business & Law, UCC, have launched the annual Transition Year (TY) Business Awards for 2015, sponsored by BNY Mellon, a global investments company and major employer in Cork. Cork Chamber Chief Executive, Conor Healy said, “The Chamber is delighted to continue its […]

Construction Industry Federation brief Cork builders

11 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Builders and contractors throughout Cork will be given an update on the prospects for house building in Cork at a free briefing taking place on Wednesday 11th March. The event will also address the changes to public procurement for the construction sector and which will have massive implications […]

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural Action […]

Cork Winner Of National Poetry Competition

10 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy A Co Cork man was named winner of the Ennis-based Caring for Carers Ireland National Poetry Competition 2015 at a ceremony in County Clare at the weekend. Patrick Holloway from Crosshaven beat off competition from all over Ireland to claim the top prize for his poem “A Little […]

Co Cork Pay Parking situation clarified

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed Cork County Council’s passing of a Pay Parking Policy, stating that it gives discretion to locally elected Councillors, and could allow for the impasse regarding pay parking in Douglas to be brought to an end. “This is an important step, and I […]

Pfizer Little Island will stay open

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan 160 jobs to be retained in decision The East Cork based Minister of State for Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock TD (Labour) has confirmed that the Little Island facility of Pfizer, which the company had marked for sale two years ago, is to be retained within the company’s portfolio […]