Cork Politicians drop toxic brandname “Irish Water” in favour of “Uisce Eireann”

Cork Politicians drop toxic brandname “Irish Water” in favour of “Uisce Eireann”

17 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The following email arrived in our inbox “Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed news on progress to connect Belgooly to the mains supply in Riverstick.” Quite normal, but then it goes on to say “…In December 2014, Uisce Éireann commenced work on a 500m section of the […]

Aer Lingus doubles Cork Airport services to Tenerife for winter

Aer Lingus doubles Cork Airport services to Tenerife for winter

14 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Aer Lingus currently operates a weekly flight to the popular Spanish island every Sunday. The additional service, which will operate every Thursday, will commence from 29th October until end of March 2016. The announcement will mean an additional 7,000 seats are available for holidaymakers in Munster. Speaking about […]

Success for Billy Twomey at Millstreet

Success for Billy Twomey at Millstreet

17 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Corkborn Billy Twomey swooped to a glorious victory in the three-star Millstreet Grand Prix on Sunday in which Irish riders filled the first five places. Riding Irish Sport Horse Ardcolum Duke, the Corkman was last to go in the jump-off, and managed to overhaul the target set earlier […]

Clonakilty Heritage Week launched

Clonakilty Heritage Week launched

16 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Clonakilty 2015 Heritage Week programme of events, organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage and Cumann Seanchais Chloch na gCoillte was launched at the Clonakilty (West Cork Regional) Museum last Friday by Mayor of Clonakilty, Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin. The combined efforts of both organisations will see no less than […]

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

14 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has appealed to the Government to invest in Cork in order to secure its economic and social development for the future. Following publication this week of the report of the Dublin Housing Supply Task Force, set up […]

Cork Chamber make submission for national budget

Cork Chamber make submission for national budget

14 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber today released its submission ahead of Budget 2016. The primary focus of this document is on innovative solutions which the Chamber believes will aid continued economic growth and job creation whilst fostering a positive environment for start-up enterprises and increasing consumer confidence. Discussing the launch of […]

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 & […]