Getting rid of cars from the streets of Ireland’s second city will be a good thing – says Green Party

Getting rid of cars from the streets of Ireland’s second city will be a good thing – says Green Party

28 September 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork have welcomed the decision of Cork City Council to introduce car-free hours on St. Patrick’s Street. Speaking this morning, Oliver Moran, the Green Party representative in Cork North central said: “The car-free movement is based on the idea of returning to a city […]

Gurranabraher Credit Union wins customer experience award

Gurranabraher Credit Union wins customer experience award

27 September 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Gurranabraher Credit Union is delighted to see that Credit Unions have topped the table again in the recent the CXi “Ireland Customer Experience” Report 2016. CXi has a unique data set of 72,000 consumer brand evaluations across 170 brands, now based on two years of ongoing research. This […]

Cork Chamber of Commerce holds inaugural ‘London Dinner’

Cork Chamber of Commerce holds inaugural ‘London Dinner’

28 September 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Influential London-based business leaders attended an inaugural London Dinner, hosted by Cork Chamber of Commerce  yesterday evening in the Bloomsbury Hotel, London where they discovered the unique and exciting opportunities that the Cork region offers investors and their employees. This invitation-only event being hosted as part of the […]

An Garda Síochána must outline reasons for conflicting reports on crime figures says Cork TD Jonathan O’Brien

An Garda Síochána must outline reasons for conflicting reports on crime figures says Cork TD Jonathan O’Brien

28 September 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD has stated that it is important for An Garda Síochána to detail and explain the reasons for conflicting reports from the CSO in relation to the recording of crime and the reporting of crime figures. Speaking from Leinster this afternoon, Deputy […]

Micheál Martin is turning his back on a chance to scrap water charges says Sinn Fein TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Micheál Martin is turning his back on a chance to scrap water charges says Sinn Fein TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

28 September 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central has criticised Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin for “turning his back on a chance to scrap water charges”. Speaking ahead of the Dáil debate on the Sinn Féin motion proposing the abolition of water charges, Deputy O’ Laoghaire said; “By declaring […]

Chair of Oireachtas Children Committee welcomes call by Ombudsman for Children for more oversight over schools

Chair of Oireachtas Children Committee welcomes call by Ombudsman for Children for more oversight over schools

28 September 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Jim Daly, Fine Gael Cork South West TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, is welcoming a call by the Ombudsman for Children for more oversight over schools. “Speaking at the launch of his office’s annual report today Niall Muldoon said 45% of […]

€150,000 up for grabs for Cork’s ‘Stand Out’ Young Entrepreneurs

€150,000 up for grabs for Cork’s ‘Stand Out’ Young Entrepreneurs

27 September 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The search is on to find Cork’s best and brightest young business people, with €150,000 up for grabs through the three Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) in Cork as part of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. The campaign has just been launched in Cork, and has been extended […]

International Award for CIT Academic

International Award for CIT Academic

27 September 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Dr Margaret Linehan, Head of School of Humanities at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has accepted an International Award from the British Academy of Management (BAM) recognising her outstanding contribution to the field of management. The Award is made by invitation only, and other awardeees this year were, […]

Carrigaline Anglican congregation remembers Dr Sir Eliezer Ezeka Okafor (1932-2016)

Carrigaline Anglican congregation remembers Dr Sir Eliezer Ezeka Okafor (1932-2016)

27 September 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Memorial Service was held on Saturday 24th September in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline for the esteemed consultant physician Dr Sir Eliezer Ezeka Okafor (1932-2016) who died recently in Nigeria. The Cork connection is that Dr Okafor’s daughter, Dr Chioma Njoku is a parishioner in Carrigaline Union where […]

HSE pharmacy rip-off leaves patients waiting for services – Kelleher

HSE pharmacy rip-off leaves patients waiting for services – Kelleher

27 September 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “The fact that the Health Service Executive had no clue that they were being ripped off by pharmacies suggests that there is a systemic lack of oversight over how money is spent in our health system,” said the Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher TD. Following the launch […]