Cork primary school teachers could win free Cork Harbour Trip

Cork primary school teachers could win free Cork Harbour Trip

27 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ioe Calling all 5th Class Teachers – Win a Free Boat Trip around Cork Harbour for your class The Port of Cork has launched their Primary Schools Initiative for 2016 and is encouraging all 5th class primary school teachers to get their class involved. This year’s theme ‘A Day […]

Cork Credit Unions combine to combat moneylenders

Cork Credit Unions combine to combat moneylenders

27 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A new personal loan scheme that helps social welfare recipients is now available in certain credit unions across Cork. The ‘It Makes Sense Loan’ was launched on Thursday and is available from Skibbereen Credit Union, in West Cork. The move that has been welcomed by local Labour TD […]

Cork County Mayor says China visit was a success

Cork County Mayor says China visit was a success

27 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea and the Chief Executive of Cork County Council lead a delegation to the Jiangsu Province, China on November 16th last. Other members of the delegation included a representative from CIT, from the Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) and two […]

Selected Cork shops are accepting donations of Children’s toys

Selected Cork shops are accepting donations of Children’s toys

27 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Barnardos launched its annual Christmas Toy Appeal, supported by GLS ParcelShops, today. The children’s charity is asking shoppers in Cork to add the Barnardos Christmas Toy Appeal to their shopping lists this festive season and help make a child’s Christmas. Every Christmas Barnardos needs gifts for children of […]

Aftercare programmes ‘a vital part of a young people’s lives’ – Sandra McLellan TD

Aftercare programmes ‘a vital part of a young people’s lives’ – Sandra McLellan TD

27 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking this evening on the need for more adequate aftercare facilities for children, Sinn Féin Children’s Spokesperson and TD Sandra McLellan has said children leaving care are possibly some of the most vulnerable children in our state and that current services do not go far enough in protecting […]

A Bank branch is opening in Cork

A Bank branch is opening in Cork

27 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Wow, a bank that is opening a new branch surely not? Yes!, KBC Bank Ireland will officially mark the opening of its new retail banking hub in Wilton Shopping Centre at 11am on Saturday, 28th November. That said, the Bank’s Cork connections are diluted somewhat by the address of the […]

VIDEO: Cork Ministers – Coveney, Lynch, Murphy, and Sherlock – highlight benefits of Governments Capital Investment Programme for Cork

VIDEO: Cork Ministers – Coveney, Lynch, Murphy, and Sherlock – highlight benefits of Governments Capital Investment Programme for Cork

27 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin TD and the Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine and Defence, Simon Coveney TD were today (Friday) in Cork to highlight the benefits of the Government’s capital investment programme, Building on Recovery, for the Cork and Kerry area. Ministers Jimmy […]

Dogs dinner! – Greyhound Track joins Restaurant Association of Ireland

Dogs dinner! – Greyhound Track joins Restaurant Association of Ireland

27 November 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie It’s one of Cork’s most unusual Restaurants; not because it’s old, not because a famous person once visit, but because of its location, location, location. The Restaurant at Curraheen Park Greyhound track (or ‘the dog track’ as we refer to it locally) has joined the Restaurant Association of […]

Cork MEP welcomes Cork group to European Parliament

Cork MEP welcomes Cork group to European Parliament

27 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed a group of visitors from Cork to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The group met with Irish MEPs and EU Agricultural Commissioner Phil Hogan before watching a live session of the European Parliament. Commenting on the visit, Deirdre Clune said it […]