Carrigaline TD wants Government to create a ‘Rainy day fund to cushion any future downturn’

Carrigaline TD wants Government to create a ‘Rainy day fund  to cushion any future downturn’

3 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Booming corporation tax receipts must be deployed for long term benefit – McGrath Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has said a long term strategic approach is needed in how the State uses the unexpectedly strong corporation tax receipts received to date […]

Cork Athlete Derval O’Rourke launches Irish Guide Dogs Blind Christmas Campaign

Cork Athlete Derval O’Rourke launches Irish Guide Dogs Blind Christmas Campaign

3 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Derval O’Rourke, former Olympic athlete, will today launch the Irish Guide Dogs for the blind Christmas campaign for 2015. Derval will attend a photocall at the Guide Dogs Headquarters on the Model Farm Road around lunchtime. The athlete will be joined by her own trusty labradoodle ‘Berlino’ […]

Cork MEP says cuts to arts and heritage funding is ‘a threat to our culture’

Cork MEP says cuts to arts and heritage funding is ‘a threat to our culture’

3 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has questioned the Irish government’s commitment to Irish Culture and the Arts with the impending cuts laid out by the coalition to the sector. The Ireland South MEP said, “The Arts council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the […]

Issue of Cork homelessness raised in the Dail by Cork Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien

Issue of Cork homelessness raised in the Dail by Cork Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien

3 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking in the Dáil last vening, Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Jonathan O’Brien said that the government have a real opportunity to address homelessness in Ireland and are failing to do anything of substance. Deputy O’Brien said: “This Labour and Fine Gael Government, and the previous […]

Deloitte Innovation Zone@UCC officially launched

Deloitte Innovation Zone@UCC officially launched

2 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Professional services and consulting firm, Deloitte, and the Department of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems at University College Cork, have collaborated for an exciting partnership that saw them officially launch the Deloitte Innovation Zone@UCC on Tuesday 1st December. The Deloitte Innovation Zone@UCC will be used to facilitate an […]

Cork County Mayor to receive $7,500 donation from Irish American Partnership on behalf of three Post Primary Schools in Mallow

Cork County Mayor to receive $7,500 donation from Irish American Partnership on behalf of three Post Primary Schools in Mallow

1 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea who this week leads a delegation from Cork to Boston to help foster Business, Culture & Tourism links will receive a donation of $7,500 on behalf of the three secondary schools in Mallow. Davis College, […]

Fota wildlife Park rep attends launch of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 marketing plans in Dublin

Fota wildlife Park rep attends launch of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 marketing plans in Dublin

1 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism Ireland has launched details of its marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2016 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe and tourism industry leaders from around the country. The organisation aims to surpass this year’s record performance in overseas tourism and […]

What shall we do with the Lord Mayors Pavilion in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork

What shall we do with the Lord Mayors Pavilion in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork

1 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork City Council are looking for proposal from creative/entrepreneurial/cultural individuals or groups to lease the Lord Mayors Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork as a cultural or creative space for a defined period. The individuals/groups proposals should seek to “animate” the pavillion and “engage” with the public and the park […]