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Archives / August 2016
27 August 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has congratulated Olympic silver medallist Paul O’Donovan following his gold medal win at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam this morning. The Lisheen man swept to victory in the Light Weight Single Sculls, finishing in a time of... Read More
26 August 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie 53 young people from across the country received Leadership Distinction Awards on last Saturday night at a special ceremony hosted as part of Macra na Feirme’s Training weekend. Macra’s county officer training weekend in association with ABP Food Group Ireland, held in University of Limerick saw 180 county... Read More
25 August 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Anticipation has been building and the countdown is on for the sell-out music and arts festival of the year, is almost upon us. Electric Picnic, one of Ireland’s top boutique festivals, takes place from Friday, 2nd to Sunday the 4th of September at Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois. Bus... Read More
24 August 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, has spoken out against a proposal to close the express lane at the Portlaoise toll plaza on the Cork to Dublin motorway, saying it will not solve the current impasse and will be a huge inconvenience to commuters and businesses. “As... Read More
23 August 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Figures released today by Threshold, the national housing charity, show a 28 per cent increase nationally in the number of tenants approaching its advice centres in Cork, Dublin and Galway for support in dealing with rent increases. The dramatic increases in rents in recent months is putting some... Read More