Cork based ‘Acme Blinds’ celebrate 60 years in business

Cork based ‘Acme Blinds’ celebrate 60 years in business

28 August 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Acme Blinds, one of the largest blind manufacturers in Ireland is celebrating 60 years in business this year. The Irish owned, family run business, manufacturing all domestic and commercial blinds is headquartered in Cork and has a nationwide network of retail outlets. The company was founded by William […]

SPORT: West Cork man Paul O’Donovan gets gold medal at World Rowing Championships

SPORT: West Cork man Paul O’Donovan gets gold medal at World Rowing Championships

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 […]

Cork Macra members receive Leadership Distinction Awards

Cork Macra members receive Leadership Distinction Awards

26 August 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan 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 […]

Festival mode for Electric Picnic kicks off with Bus Éireann services from Parnell Place Bus Station, Cork

Festival mode for Electric Picnic kicks off with Bus Éireann services from Parnell Place Bus Station, Cork

25 August 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan 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 […]

Closure of express lane at Portlaoise will take its toll on Cork-Dublin motorists says Carrigaline based Senator Tim Lombard

Closure of express lane at Portlaoise will take its toll on Cork-Dublin motorists says Carrigaline based Senator Tim Lombard

24 August 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@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 regular […]

Employment increase in all regions is good for Cork – says Senator Colm Burke

Employment increase in all regions is good for Cork – says Senator Colm Burke

23 August 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central, Colm Burke has said that employment has increased in all regions of the country in the past year, which will be of benefit to people in Cork and will encourage young people to come home. Senator Burke was speaking after the […]

Join in the Fun at Irish Guide Dogs Open Day

Join in the Fun at Irish Guide Dogs Open Day

23 August 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This Saturday, 27th August 2016, the Irish Guide Dogs National Headquarters and training centre on the Model Farm Road Cork will open its doors to the public for its open day from 12pm to 4pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet and interact with our dogs, staff, volunteers […]

Housing charity reports rise in cases of rent increases in Cork, Dublin and Galway

Housing charity reports rise in cases of rent increases in Cork, Dublin and Galway

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 […]

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