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 […]

Woman charged in connection with fatal Mallow fire

Woman charged in connection with fatal Mallow fire

23 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Gardai have charged a woman, late 20’s, in connection with an investigation into a fatal fire which occurred at an apartment at Granary Court, Mallow, County Cork on the 13th March 2014 (i.e. two years ago), in which two men died. The woman is due to appear before […]

Cork founder of online Irish pharmacy produces five point election wishlist

Cork founder of online Irish pharmacy produces five point election wishlist

23 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The most recent sectorial review commissioned by the Irish Pharmacy Union shows that pharmacies in Ireland have an average turnover of €1.57m and an operating profit of 16% at €246,783. The average pharmacy here receives close to €1 million per year from the government through drug reimbursement and […]

Detailed Little Island traffic survey produces 15 strong suggestions on how to improve traffic in Cork business area

Detailed Little Island traffic survey produces 15 strong suggestions on how to improve traffic in Cork business area

23 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Members of the Little Island Business Association were asked for their opinions on traffic in the busy industrial area of Cork. The LIBA received over 260 replies from members, employees and interested parties. The Association said “it is clear from the replies that there are a number of […]

Poor mobile phone and 3G/4G coverage in West Cork

Poor mobile phone and 3G/4G coverage in West Cork

23 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Last week we reported how Cork South-West general election candidate Alan Coleman (Independent) wanted ComReg to investigate poor mobile (signal) coverage in West Cork. Today another Cork South-West general election candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (Fianna Fail) has called for an independent expert audit of Ireland’s phone coverage. Cllr. […]