Does Cork have one of Ireland’s Best Tourism Towns?

16 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan Fáilte Ireland’s 2015 Competition Now Open with Coolagown, Kiskeam, Castletownroche, Ballincollig, Kinsale, Macroom, Cobh, Youghal, Clonakilty, Rathbarry, Eyeries, Rosscarbery, Bantry, Timoleague (Molaga), Ballydehob, Lislevane and Bere Island town eligible to enter. The Minister for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring and Fáilte Ireland are welcoming applications from eligible towns […]

Convoy of Porsches to drive the Wild Atlantic Way

16 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan I love the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s a 2,500km tourist driving route marketed by Failte Ireland. The route uses existing roads on the Western Seaboard of Ireland, from Kinsale to Donegal. Last summer I drove the Cork section, and I spoke on local radio about the trip [listen […]

Cork City’s 5th Annual LGBT Awareness Week: May 11th to 17th, 2015

15 May 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan “The Rainbow Flag is not just a symbol it is an action of inclusion and solidarity, that it why it has become an integral part of Cork LGBT Awareness Week” -Siobhán O’ Dowd, chair of the Cork City LGBT Interagency Steering Group said today. The diverse groups campaigning […]

Cork City JPC to meet Monday

15 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan A public meeting of the Cork City Joint Policing Committee to discuss the issue of drugs will take place on Monday 18th May at 2pm in the Millennium Hall, City Hall. This is an open meeting of the JPC that will look at the issues of drug and […]

Tourism Minister inspects Youghal’s rebuilt seaside walkway

14 May 2015 By Bryan Smyth Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport today ‘officially re-launched’ the Youghal Eco-Boardwalk, having performed the original opening back in July 2012. With funding of €200,000 from the Department of the Environment and project managed by the Coastal Management Section of Cork County Council, the […]

Capital funding to improve facilities for youth services in Cork – Buttimer

13 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has said that services for young people in Cork will be supported by new funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following an announcement of funding for St. Kevin’s Youth Encounter Project and Foróige […]

Convictions in Mallow for interfering with gas meters

13 May 2015 By Bryan Smyth The two accused, Mrs. Breda McCarthy and Mr. Boris Olsiak both of Orchard Heights, Charleville, Co. Cork were present at Mallow District Court on the 12th May. Mrs. Breda McCarthy pleaded guilty to the charge under the Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995, as amended. In convicting, Judge Sheridan […]

[Video] Airbnb will change how Cork Hotels operate

[Video] Airbnb will change how Cork Hotels operate

13 May 2015 By David O’Sullivan The world it is a changin’ Hitherto Taxi/Hackney drivers were the only people who could collect passengers from public places. This wasn’t just for licensing reasons, it was also for practical reasons, as a potential passenger would have now way of knowing that a driver wished to operate […]