60 new Jobs in Newsweaver

60 new Jobs in Newsweaver

21 December 2015 By Tom Collins Tom@TheCork.ie One of Ireland’s most innovative high-tech companies, based in Cork, is to create 60 new jobs over the next two years to support the expansion of its global customer base. Newsweaver’s workforce will grow from 80 to 140, with a concentration on high-value jobs in research and development, […]

Alan Bennett signs with Cork City FC

Alan Bennett signs with Cork City FC

21 December 2015, 11am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Alan Bennett, who put pen to paper on a two-year deal, told CorkCityFC.ie that he can’t wait for pre-season to start: “I’m very happy. I really enjoyed last year and I am really looking forward to next season. I’ve said loads of times how much the club […]

Cork Workers Party Rep unhappy with Labour Party over leaders comments

Cork Workers Party Rep unhappy with Labour Party over leaders comments

21 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has said that efforts by Joan Burton to portray the Labour Party as the social conscience of the coalition government and a brake on Fine Gael’s low-tax, cheap labour economy are a “pathetic attempt to distance Labour from five years of […]

A busy Christmas for Cork Samaratians

A busy Christmas for Cork Samaratians

21 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Samaritans have had their busiest year to date answering 67,105 calls in the last 12 months. Details of the increase in use of Samaritans service were revealed in the 2014-2015 Impact Report covering Samaritans’ work in Ireland, which was launched in Dublin, on Wednesday the 16th […]

Abolish property tax, and replace it with a “site valuation tax”

Abolish property tax, and replace it with a “site valuation tax”

21 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party candidate for Cork North Central, Oliver Moran, has welcomed the ESRI’s call for the local property tax to be replaced by a site valuation tax. Moran said: “The Local Property Tax allow speculators to escape paying their share of taxes while home owners are taxed […]

POLITICS: ‘Ballyhea Says No’ campaign group in Co Cork marks its 250th week of protest

POLITICS: ‘Ballyhea Says No’ campaign group in Co Cork marks its 250th week of protest

20 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Something significant happened in Cork last Sunday. In the small village of Ballyhea – on the main Cork-Limerick Road – at 10.30am the 250th ‘Ballyhea Says No’ march took place. Organiser Diarmuid O’Flynn sent us a statement. Statement from ‘Ballyhea Says No’ organiser Diarmuid O’Flynn  Last Sunday we […]

1500 burglaries in Cork in 2015

1500 burglaries in Cork in 2015

18 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Following the publication this week of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) third Quarterly Household Survey, householders are being urged to remain on their guard in the run up to the Christmas period. The advice comes from PhoneWatch, Ireland’s leading provider of monitored home safety systems. In the 12 […]

Planning Permission granted for redevelopment of former Capitol Cineplex site in Cork City

Planning Permission granted for redevelopment of former Capitol Cineplex site in Cork City

18 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie It was confirmed today that planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanála to JCD Group, for the €50 million redevelopment of the iconic Capitol cinema and associated sites fronting both St. Patrick’s Street and the Grand Parade in the heart of Cork city centre. The […]

€55,000 upgrade of St Therese’s Oncology Ward at The Mercy University Hospital, Cork

€55,000 upgrade of St Therese’s Oncology Ward at The Mercy University Hospital, Cork

18 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie St. Therese’s Oncology Ward at The Mercy University Hospital, Cork has undergone a major upgrade thanks to a commitment from the Mercy Hospital Foundation to contribute €55,000 towards the purchase of clinical and patient equipment; an upgrade of the facilities; with a further €6,000 set aside for […]

Cork stars Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery are joint winners of Sportswoman of the Year 2015

Cork stars Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery are joint winners of Sportswoman of the Year 2015

18 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork dual stars Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have been crowned joint winners of The Irish Times Sport Ireland ‘Sportswoman of the Year Award 2015′. The Cork camogie and gaelic football players won the award for their record breaking achievement in becoming the most medalled women in the […]