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 David O’Sullivan david@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 almost […]

Leading supplier to Cork manufacturers says economy recovering

Leading supplier to Cork manufacturers says economy recovering

3 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan 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 David O’Sullivan david@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 winner […]

Omniplex Cork celebrates 10th birthday

Omniplex Cork celebrates 10th birthday

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@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 Red […]

Pastoral Centre opens in Douglas secondary school

2 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Christ King’s new Pastoral Care Centre (South Douglas Road) was officially opened at noon on Today by Sr Sheila Kelleher, Provincial Leader, Presentation Sisters. The new centre will be called “Sunview” – “Sunview” was the name of the suburban house where Christ King was founded on the Douglas […]

Green light for Mercy

2 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Visiting restrictions at Cork’s Mercy University Hospital (MUH) have been lifted and normal visiting arrangements have resumed. MUH management have praised staff for dealing effectively with the recent cases of influenza and the winter vomitingbug at the hospital.Management have alsoacknowledged the difficulties experienced by patients and their families […]

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

2 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie At a previous launch of the scheme last summer, the then Transport Junior Minister Alan Kelly attracted attention by not wearing a helmet Minister Simon Coveney today (March 2) joined Lord Mayor, Cllr Mary Shields, and senior management from the National Transport Authority and Coca-Cola to officially open […]

Cork Householders Urged To Say No To Junk Mail

2 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ‘No Junk Mail’ stickers are being made available to householders across Cork in a bid to reduce the amount of waste generated locally by unsolicited mail dropped through letterboxes. The Southern Waste Regional Office, supported by the Environment Section of Cork County Council, has developed the initiative as […]

26th French Film Festival Opens

26th French Film Festival Opens

1 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The 26th Cork French Film Festival has begun. Again this year Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, is Patron. The festival was be officially launched by Cork’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Mary Shields together with our guest of honour Mathieu Amalric. Mathieu Amalric is an internationally acclaimed director and […]

Fourth Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk

1 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Earlier today almost 1,100 walkers and runners raised over €50,000 (and counting) on the fourth Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk, to benefit Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society. After a very wet start, divine intervention happened and the sun came out allowing the Sea of […]