Clonakilty School Principal travels to Greek Island to help with refugee crisis

Clonakilty School Principal travels to Greek Island to help with refugee crisis

25 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Carmel Nic Airt, the Príomhoide of Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin, currently on leave, heads to the Greek island of Leros tomorrow where she will spend a month assisting with the refugee crisis. Hundreds from Syria and other conflict zones in the region make the perilous journey daily coming […]

Irish Guide Dogs 40th Anniversary Guidelines Magazine

Irish Guide Dogs 40th Anniversary Guidelines Magazine

25 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Irish Guide Dogs (which is headquartered on the Model Farm Road, Cork) is delighted to announce their special 40th Anniversary edition of it’s Guidelines Magazine will be available as a supplement in both the Irish Times and Irish Examiner on Friday February 26th. Take a welcome break from […]

Cork Hotels welcome improves visitor stats

Cork Hotels welcome improves visitor stats

25th February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Hoteliers in Cork have welcomed the strong growth in overseas travel to Ireland announced today (link to CSO figures), with trips to Ireland up 18.4% year on year for the period November 2015 – January 2016. On foot of a record year in tourism in 2015, growth in […]

New Accelerator Programme Launched in Cork

New Accelerator Programme Launched in Cork

25 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A new accelerator programme, called SPRINT, was launched today (Thursday) at Gateway UCC by Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland and UCC VP for Research & Innovation Anita Maguire. Designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers, the SPRINT Accelerator will focus on commercialisation strategies and routes […]

West Cork candidate Alan Coleman promises to open TWO constituency offices

West Cork candidate Alan Coleman promises to open TWO constituency offices

25 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie General election candidate, and former Mayor of Co Cork, Cllr Alan Coleman has committed to retaining two 5-day-a-week offices in Bandon and Skibbereen if elected to Dail Eireann this Friday. During the election campaign Coleman has operated the two offices at St Finbarr’s place, Bandon and Main Street, […]

Redheads fly high at Cork Airport

Redheads fly high at Cork Airport

23 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Historically subjected to witty taunts from ‘ginger nut’ to ‘carrot top’, red hair is being celebrated in a new exhibition of of captivating photographic portraits at Cork International Airport from March 7-31, 2016. Photographer Jörg Köster has snapped over a thousand individual red haired men, women and children […]

Paul Murphy TD visits Cork as Anti Austerity Alliance drive for seat in ‘Cork North Central’

Paul Murphy TD visits Cork as Anti Austerity Alliance drive for seat in ‘Cork North Central’

23 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy visits Cork this afternoon for a press conference designed to boost the chances of Cllr Mick Barry in Cork North Central. The press conference is being called amid increasing speculation that Cllr Barry could take a Dail seat in Cork […]

One in 8 has Vitamin D deficiency – according to University College Cork Study

One in 8 has Vitamin D deficiency – according to University College Cork Study

23 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie One in every eight Europeans has Vitamin D deficiency, according to the UCC-based coordinators of the ODIN project. Professors Kevin Cashman and Mairead Kiely at UCC’s Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition this week that the prevalence of […]