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. […]

Westboro Partners and Baxter & Associates to Merge to form ‘super’ advisory firm for business in Munster

Westboro Partners and Baxter & Associates to Merge to form ‘super’ advisory firm for business in Munster

23 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Munster-based advisory and financial services firm Westboro Partners today (Tuesday) announced that it will merge with financial advisory firm, Baxter & Associates. The new ‘super’ firm will trade as Westboro Partners and will employ over 30 people providing financial and business advisory services to SMEs and the multinational […]

Recycling Appeal raises over €51,000 for Mercy Hospital Foundation

Recycling Appeal raises over €51,000 for Mercy Hospital Foundation

23 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A cheque for €51,125, raised through the Mercy Recycling Appeal, was presented to Micheál Sheridan, CEO of the Mercy Hospital Foundation at a special reception in Cork County Hall on Friday, by Mayor of County Cork, John Paul O’Shea, and Mercy Hospital Foundation supporter, Denis O’Donovan, who spearheads […]

People of Cork have waited too long for promised flood protections

People of Cork have waited too long for promised flood protections

22 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin candidate for Cork North Central Cllr Thomas Gould have described as “unacceptable” the length of time that people in Cork have been waiting for promised flood protections. Councillor Gould said; “People in places like Blackpool, Glanmire, and businesses in the city centre have been listening to […]

Unique Kayaking Film workshop at this year’s Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, West Cork

Unique Kayaking Film workshop at this year’s Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, West Cork

22 February 2016 By David O’Sullinan david@TheCork.ie Uniting kayaking and film, we are delighted to introduce an exciting new Workshop/Competition to the Fastnet Film Festival in May, in association with Fáilte Ireland, Atlantic Sea Kayaking and Oakwood Aerial Photography. Film from a kayak along the most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring route in the […]

Jonathan O’Brien TD criticises Tesco moves to cut wages of workers in Cork

Jonathan O’Brien TD criticises Tesco moves to cut wages of workers in Cork

22 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Jonathan O’Brien TD has expressed his deep concern at efforts by Tesco to cut the wages of long serving staff members; this includes workers who have been employed by the company for 20 years. After speaking to some Tesco workers workers today, Deputy O’Brien said: “Tesco […]