Costume designer Joan Bergin to take part in the Fastnet Film Festival

Costume designer Joan Bergin to take part in the Fastnet Film Festival

8 March 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Joan Bergin, one of the world’s greatest costume designers, working internationally in several areas of performance, theatre, dance, film and television will bring some of her very extensive wardrobe to display at the festival, which will run from 25th to the 29th of May in Schull. Joan’s film […]

Boards of major Irish organisations ‘far away’ from gender parity – according to UCC study

Boards of major Irish organisations ‘far away’ from gender parity – according to UCC study

7 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Irish organisations may have one or two women on their boards, but in 2016 the emphasis should be on equality and parity; a ‘token woman’ or two is not good enough, according to Professor Irene Lynch Fannon, School of Law, UCC. UCC’s School of Law will launch a […]

Cork musicians tune up for International Band Championship

Cork musicians tune up for International Band Championship

8 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The 30-strong Cork Barrack Street Youth Band will be among the 1,200 musicians taking to the streets of Limerick for the 46th Limerick International Band Championship from 12 noon on Sunday, 20th March. Ireland’s only international band competition, which is run on behalf of Limerick City and County […]

Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada condemns Minister Simon Coveney´s decision to overturn High Court judgement

Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada condemns Minister Simon Coveney´s decision to overturn High Court judgement

8 March 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking from Brussels today, the Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland-South, Liadh Ní Riada, has condemned Minister Simon Coveney´s decision to sign a new Statutory Instrument to invalidate a recent High Court judgement that ruled to abolish the current penalty point system for fishermen. Ní Riada said, “The High […]

Joe Dolan Tribute and City of Cork Male Voice Choir unite in aid of Mercy Hospital Foundation

Joe Dolan Tribute and City of Cork Male Voice Choir unite in aid of Mercy Hospital Foundation

8 March 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie St. Finbarr’s National Hurling and Football Club, Togher will host Ireland’s favourite Joe Dolan Tribute act and the City of Cork Male Voice Choir on Sunday, March 20th, in a musical night not to be missed, in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation. Paschal Brennan, together with his […]

Rural Ireland remains a top priority for Fianna Fáil – says new West Cork Fianna Fail TD

Rural Ireland remains a top priority for Fianna Fáil – says new West Cork Fianna Fail TD

7 March 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South-West Fianna Fáil TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says Fianna Fáil will ensure that rural Ireland is given the same employment and economic opportunities as urban areas, and that the imbalance that has been enforced by Fine Gael and Labour is halted. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony explained, “Rural Ireland […]

There are too many home repossessions in Cork – says new Anti Austerity Alliance TD

There are too many home repossessions in Cork – says new Anti Austerity Alliance TD

7 March 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Newly-elected Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry this morning slammed the increase in home repossessions granted by the State’s Circuit Courts in 2015. Statistics from the Courts Service released this morning show home repossessions to have increased 20% nationwide in 2015 and to have more than doubled in […]

Cork Midsummer Festival announces 20% funding increase for its 20th anniversary

Cork Midsummer Festival announces 20% funding increase for its 20th anniversary

7 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Midsummer Festival returns for 2016 with the announcement of a 20% increase in funding from the Arts Council. The good news comes as the renowned cultural Festival prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Cork Midsummer Festival will run over two weekends from 17-19 June, and […]

Water pressure IS improving in Kildorrery, Co. Cork – says Irish Water

Water pressure IS improving in Kildorrery, Co. Cork – says Irish Water

7 March 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Irish Water have confirmed that following on from works carried out by the utility in partnership with Cork County Council, there have been significant improvements to water pressure in the village of Kildorrery, Co. Cork. Irish Water has been working with the community in Kildorrery to resolve historic […]

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