Lets go to the dogs!

4 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There’s plenty happening at Curreheen Park Greyhound stadium this month. March sees the with the return of one of their biggest stakes of the year – The 2015 Pat Hennerty Sales Cork Oaks. Heats will kick off on Saturday 14th March with the big final scheduled for […]

Secure future for community projects on non-Gaeltacht islands – Harrington

Secure future for community projects on non-Gaeltacht islands – Harrington

4 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news that funding for the Development Offices on non-Gaeltacht islands has been secured for the future. “The Minister for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, has informed me that funding for the non-Gaeltacht islands is secure for the […]

Cork based Musgrave group runs skills days with Intreo

3 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Musgrave Group today offered career development sessions for unemployed young people from Cork as part of Feeding Ireland’s Future ‘Skills for Work Week’, an initiative run by the Department of Social Protection with Intreo, ECR Ireland and Irish food and grocery sector industry partners. Over 1,200 young […]

New route added to Cork Airport

New route added to Cork Airport

3 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has said that a new destination from Cork Airport shows that clear potential for growth and expansion exists. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of twice weekly direct flights from Cork to Ibiza with CSA Czech Airline. “The […]

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

3 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie File photo of Simon Coveney (centre) The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD is the only Cork-based senior Minister. Today Minister covenet launched the report entitled “Reaching New Heights: Report of Irish Sport Horse Industry Strategy Committee”. The report contains a wide range of […]

Countdown to 2015 West Cork Rally

3 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There are now less than two weeks to go to the Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally and each of the categories (Main Field, Historics & Juniors) are at capacity with over 200 entries received in total. The rally is the second round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish […]

LISTEN: Cork MEP makes point by speaking Irish only (not English)

LISTEN: Cork MEP makes point by speaking Irish only (not English)

3 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Liadh Ní Riada, MEP for Ireland South began her language strike yesterday. The Junker Investment Plan was being discussed in the first joint committee meeting of Budget and Economic and Monetary Affairs. An attempt was made to make a point through Irish but her contribution was interrupted […]

Leading supplier to Cork manufacturers says economy recovering

Leading supplier to Cork manufacturers says economy recovering

3 March 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Hard Metal Machine Tools, one of Ireland’s leading manufacturing suppliers, has said that positive new economic data released this week reflects the strong recovery it is witnessing among Ireland’s engineering manufacturers in Cork. The company’s Managing Director, Philip Hannigan, said that the ability of indigenous Irish companies to […]

Cork-born Eoghan Desmond wins Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

Cork-born Eoghan Desmond wins Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

3 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Eoghan Desmonds press picture (left) displays certain similarities to Danny Kaye‘s (above). It would be a boost for Cork and the Choral community if Eognan’s career reached the height’s of Danny’s. Cork International Choral Festival has announced that Dublin-based – but Cork-born – Eoghan Desmond is the […]

Omniplex Cork celebrates 10th birthday

Omniplex Cork celebrates 10th birthday

3 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie After selling 7.5 million cinema tickets, and showing 2,000 movies for 520,000 hours, Omniplex Cork celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary. There are 10 days of celebrations in the Mahon Point based cinema leading up to the big birthday celebration next week. Omniplex have teamed up with Cork’s […]