Ard Mhéara Chris O’Leary welcomes State funeral for Thomas Kent

Ard Mhéara Chris O’Leary welcomes State funeral for Thomas Kent

13 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie File photo of Chris O’Leary Ard Mhéara Chorcaí and Sinn Féin Councillor Chris O’Leary has welcomed today’s announcement by the government that a State funeral will be held for Thomas Kent next month. Commenting Ard Mhéara O’Leary said; “I welcome today’s confirmation by the government that a State […]

Who is Cork’s Carer of the Year?

Who is Cork’s Carer of the Year?

13 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie According to the last Census there are over 22,428 family carers in Cork. The Carers Association is asking people across the county to nominate their chosen carer and recognise their work providing essential care in the home to loved ones, who are often frail, have poor health or […]

Oliver Plunkett Street is the only street in Ireland in the running for ‘The Great Street Award 2016’

Oliver Plunkett Street is the only street in Ireland in the running for ‘The Great Street Award 2016’

13 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie As the only finalist in Ireland, Oliver Plunkett Street hosted two judges from The Academy of Urbanism today to assess whether the street has what it takes to earn the “The Great Street Award 2016”. Assessing a number of criteria from Leadership, Local Character, Amenity, Commercial Success & […]

New Waste Water treatment plant in Shanbally Cork

New Waste Water treatment plant in Shanbally Cork

12 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Irish Water, Ireland’s national utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, started works this week on a new waste water treatment plant in Shanbally as part of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project. Irish Water is to make an overall investment of […]

Cork Heritage Open Day launched

Cork Heritage Open Day launched

12 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Experience Cork’s heritage and history through free events and open buildings on Cork’s Heritage Open Day From Rory Gallagher walking tours to the hidden treasures of the Masonic Lodge, the diversity of Cork’s unique heritage will be open for all to explore and celebrate on Cork Heritage Open […]

Pedestrian crossing to be installed on Cork to Kinsale Road at Riverstick village

Pedestrian crossing to be installed on Cork to Kinsale Road at Riverstick village

12 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork South West, Fine Gael TD, Jim Daly has received confirmation from Cork County Council that a pedestrian crossing will be built in Riverstick Village. Earlier this year Deputy Daly visited a number of housing estates in the village. He heard concerns from many residents about the dangers […]

Cork car dealership sponsors Munster Rugby

Cork car dealership sponsors Munster Rugby

11 August 2015 BY David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Kearys Renault was today announced as the new Official Vehicle Sponsor to Munster Rugby in a landmark sponsorship deal. The deal will see Kearys Renault drive forward with the senior provincial rugby team until June 2018. Commenting on the partnership with Munster Rugby, Brendan Keary, Dealer Principal at […]

Minister Coveney Officially Opens the New Asian Sanctuary at Fota Wildlife Park

Minister Coveney Officially Opens the New Asian Sanctuary at Fota Wildlife Park

10 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The €4.3m 27 acre Asian Sanctuary development at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork was officially opened this afternoon by Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence Simon Coveney TD. The Asian Sanctuary is a 27 acre expansion that is home already to some of the world’s […]

Nurse named as Cork Person is the Month

Nurse named as Cork Person is the Month

7 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Visionary County Cork Nurse, Pat McMahon from Meelin, Newmarket, has been named July Cork Person of the Month to mark his inspirational life and work in India over the past eleven years, especially in his fight against malnutrition. Pat co-founded a free children’s hospital and community malnutrition centre […]

Major Jobs Boost for Cork with New Digital Hub

Major Jobs Boost for Cork with New Digital Hub

7 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White TD, today officially launched a new Digital Hub for Skibbereen in West Cork named Ludgate@Skibbereen with the aim of creating 500 jobs in five years, with an initial minimum of 75 jobs expected in the start-up phase. The […]