Tax reclaim limit must be extended – says Carrigaline TD

Tax reclaim limit must be extended – says Carrigaline TD

26 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Four year refund period severely disadvantages honest taxpayers Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath TD (based in Carrigaline, Co Cork) has called for an extension to the current maximum period of four years over which a taxpayer can make a reclaim for any amounts they have overpaid to […]

Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat saved 50 people in 2015

Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat saved 50 people in 2015

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Crosshaven RNLI, Co Cork saw considerable activity with 42 launches and 50 people brought to safety last year. Nationwide RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews were kept busy in 2015 with 1,098 launches bringing 1,244 people to safety. At 45 lifeboat stations around the Irish coast and on inland waters, […]

French restautant raises money for Mercy University Hospital foundation

French restautant raises money for Mercy University Hospital foundation

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Award winning chef and owner of the acclaimed Les Gourmandises Restaurant, Pat Kiely and his wife Soizic will hold a cookery demonstration at Fota Island Resort on Thursday, February 4th in aid of the Mercy Kids + Teens Appeal. Guests will also be treated to a prosecco reception […]

Cork Punter Scoops €23K On Footie Accumulator

Cork Punter Scoops €23K On Footie Accumulator

26 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 9 Fold Accumulator Defies 2,363/1 Odds A plucky Footie punter struck it big when their incredible 9-fold accumulator clicked and saw them take BoyleSports for over €23K. The bet, which was placed in one of BoyleSports County Cork shops, had a total stake of €10 and consisted of […]

€29.6m announced for Cork roads

€29.6m announced for Cork roads

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ciarán Lynch TD has welcomed news that over €29.6 million has been confirmed for road maintenance and strengthening works in County Cork this morning. The funding has been announced as part of the Government’s €298 million investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads. Speaking today, Deputy […]

Cork County Council needs emergency funding for vital road repairs – Cllr Rachel McCarthy

Cork County Council needs emergency funding for vital road repairs – Cllr Rachel McCarthy

26 January 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein General Election candidate Councillor Rachel McCarthy has called on the government to provide emergency funding for urgent repairs to the road infrastructure in County Cork, which are needed due to damage caused by recent storms and flooding. Councillor McCarthy said that it is unacceptable that, as […]

When will Belgooly water problems be fixed?

When will Belgooly water problems be fixed?

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Irish water have confirmed that the substantial watermain contract (3,694m), tender evaluation and clarifications are now complete and the contract for Belgooly will be signed with the successful tenderer this week. It is expected that the programme of works will be about 24 weeks, commencing in February and […]

Sailing: Cork Week at RCYC will donate €10,000 to any charity nominated by winner of new sailing event

Sailing: Cork Week at RCYC will donate €10,000 to any charity nominated by winner of new sailing event

26 January 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “It is with huge excitement that we announce the inaugural Beaufort Cup which is going to be part of Volvo Cork Week 2016. This event will attract teams from many countries and will add a unique and exciting element to the already fun packed Volvo Cork Week 2016.” […]

Tourism Strategy Targets Extra 525,000 Visitors to Cork by 2020

Tourism Strategy Targets Extra 525,000 Visitors to Cork by 2020

26 January 2016, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie ‘Growing Tourism in Cork’ – A Collective Strategy, an ambitious new Tourism Strategy for Cork was launched this morning at Cork International Airport and intends to make Cork a ‘must see’ destination in Ireland for domestic and international visitors. The ambitious new targeted 5 year plan (2015-20) […]

The next Google logo could be designed by four Cork students

The next Google logo could be designed by four Cork students

26 January 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Four children from Cork are in with the chance of becoming this year’s overall ‘Doodle 4 Google champion’. This year, students were asked to design a Doodle on the theme ‘Ireland Is…’ with the winning Doodle appearing on the Google homepage on Easter Monday, 28th March 2016. The […]