Cork Ambassadors Contribute €10 million To Local Economy in 2015

Cork Ambassadors Contribute €10 million To Local Economy in 2015

3 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Six Category Winners Honoured at Annual Awards Dinner Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) tonight hosted the second annual #CorkNeedsYou Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards at the Vienna Woods Hotel. The prestigious ceremony paid special tribute to six category winning ambassadors who have helped secure in excess of €10 million for […]

West Cork TD Michael McCarthy welcomes adoption of Climate Change Bill

West Cork TD Michael McCarthy welcomes adoption of Climate Change Bill

3 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Chair of the Oireachtas Environment Committee, Michael McCarthy TD, has welcomed the passing of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015 by both Dáil and Seanad Éireann, with all-party support. The Bill will now be referred to the President for signature and early enactment. Michael […]

Urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract says Cork North Central Senator

Urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract says Cork North Central Senator

3 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie “There is an urgent need to complete negotiations on the GP contract,” according to Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke. Senator Burke was speaking after raising the matter in the Seanad with Minister of State in the Department of […]

Cork Triskel concert to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières

Cork Triskel concert to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières

3 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Entertainment Update Médecins Sans Frontières fundraising concert Thursday 10 December 2015 at Triskel Christchurch features a double bill of The Lee Valley String Band and Stargazers. This stellar folk line-up will be compered by Philip King of RTÉs ‘Other Voices’ and RTÉ Radio One’s ‘The South Wind Blows’. […]

“Sinn Féin’s dodgy maths strike again” says Fine Gael Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

“Sinn Féin’s dodgy maths strike again”  says Fine Gael Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

3 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie It is rare to see a Fine Gael elected representative use the word “dodgy”, and ever rarer for Deirdre Clune, but it has happened. Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South Deirdre Clune (who is from Cork) has this evening accused Sinn Féin of using “misleading figures” about arts […]

VIDEO: €7 million upgrade of Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant completed

VIDEO: €7 million upgrade of Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant completed

3 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, today officially opened the recently upgraded wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty. The project, completed in partnership with Cork County Council, primarily upgraded the Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as 13 […]

West Cork Labour TD welcomes opening of upgrade Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant.

West Cork Labour TD welcomes opening of upgrade Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant.

3 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy today welcomed the official opening of the Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant. Irish Water has invested €7 million in the upgrade of Clonakilty Waste Water Treatment plant, as well as a significant package of works upgrading 13 smaller plants in the County. Having […]

LED lighting introduced on Cork Islands

LED lighting introduced on Cork Islands

3 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council is changing the Lights on its islands Cork County Council has instructed its Public Lighting Maintenance Contractor, Airtricity, to upgrade the public lighting on the seven inhabited islands within the greater Cork area to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), which are the most up to date technology in […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney speaks at Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana

Cork Minister Simon Coveney speaks at Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana

3 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Minister for of Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., today (3rd of December 2015) addressed delegates at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra. The Centre which was established in 2003, is a Centre of Excellence for training, education and research in African peace and security […]

Clocked cars are a problem across Europe – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

Clocked cars are a problem across Europe – says Cork MEP Deirdre Clune

3 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Mileage fraud is undermining confidence in our second hand car market and consumers need more protection from cars that have been tampered with Speaking at a workshop on the second hand car market in the European Parliament yesterday, Ireland South MEP and member of the EU transport […]