Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

26 June 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Union Hall RNLI has rescued five men this evening (Friday 26 June) after their yacht was in danger of hitting rocks off the coast of west Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted shortly after 5pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard that a 54ft […]

Sexual wellness conference comes to Cork

Sexual wellness conference comes to Cork

26 June 2015 By Tom Collins Tom@TheCork.ie This Saturday and Sunday, Cork Feminista will host a two-day conference on the topic of sexual wellness. The conference will consist of discussions, presentations, workshops, and performances. We will explore various topics such as disability, sex work, culture and pornography among others. Our ultimate aim is to create […]

75% of Cork GPs register for free under 6 care

26 June 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Depending on who you ask it’s the best thing since Noel Brown’s Mother and Child Scheme of the 1950s, or it’s terrible, the very thin end of the wedge marking the erosion of GPs earning potential. But, one way or another, 75% of GPs in Cork have […]

Telecommunications service restored to Sherkin Island

Telecommunications service restored to Sherkin Island

26 June 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Repairs have been completed on the submarine telecommunications cable to Sherkin Island following his representations to senior management in Eircom. This has been a challenging task for Eircom and their contractors waiting for the right combination of weather tides and wind to restore a full capacity service to […]

Mayor of County Cork resigns, from Fianna Fail

Mayor of County Cork resigns, from Fianna Fail

25 June 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Much has been written about Sinn Fein’s internal problems in Co Cork in recent days (one Cllr expelled from the party, and another suspended for a year). Now, Fianna Fail in Cork is experiencing its own crisis in the ‘rebel county’. The Mayor of Cork County Councillor […]

Walking in West Cork

25 June 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie First, there was the Wild Atlantic Way, now a ‘West Cork Way’ is being planned. What is it? West Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly wants it to be a walking trail from Cork Airport to Mizen Head. The West Cork Way would consist of identifying a walking […]

VIDEO: New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

VIDEO: New Wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

25 June 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Writing about drinking water is nice. It is the most precious and wholesome product that exists. In an era of transparency water is where it’s at! However in recent years water has been controversial in Ireland. The supply of fresh drinking water – and conversely the removal of […]

Coca Cola Ireland to give €125,000 to charity

Coca Cola Ireland to give €125,000 to charity

23 June 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie €125,000 is available from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund for projects “that reflect new ideas to get people more active, more often”. Cork athlete Derval O’Rourke, Coca-Cola ‘Thank You Fund ambassador’, said: “I’m hoping to uncover some fantastic community initiatives that make it possible for the public […]

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