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January 2017
31 January 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Blood in the Alley theatre productions, in association with Cork County Council, present the Blackwater Valley Fit-up Festival. The festival, which runs from today 31st January – 19th February, will play host to 18 productions at seven venues across North Cork – Youghal, Rockchapel, Dromtarrif Community Hall,... Read More
30 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayors Multi Generational Family Business Awards will take place in the Council Chambers next Tuesday 31st January, 2017 at 6.30 p.m. in City Hall. The Winners are: TW Murray (Retail) Ideal Pet Shop (Retail) Crowley’s Opticians (Professional) Cronin’s Coaches (Trade) These awards recognise the long established... Read More
29 January 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland introduced paid Paternity leave on September 1st 2016 and up to January 11th 2017, 5,545 fathers had taken up the 2 weeks leave to look after their new babies. Locally, 708 fathers from Cork have taken up the paid paternity leave since the option became available.... Read More
29 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, has said that it is absurd, and potentially will cause distortion, that half of Carrigaline town, in the Ministers back yard, has been included in a Rent Control zone, and half has not. “Minister Coveney has designated the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District area... Read More
29 January 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on the Justice Minister to address the Dáil to explain the manner in which the Magdalene Redress scheme is being administered. Deputy Ó Laoghaire made the call following the revelation that the Department of Justice is... Read More
26 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Victorian Quarter, comprised of Mac Curtain street and the surrounding area, have launched their new brand. Cork’s Victorian Quarter is a unique historical destination offering an eclectic mix of speciality retail, hospitality and entertainment experiences. The Victorian Quarter is on the north side of the River Lee... Read More
24 January 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Irish Water is progressing plans for the new Courtmacsherry/Timoleague Sewerage Scheme which will have significant economic and environmental benefits for the area. The project is aimed at addressing issues with inadequate wastewater treatment in the area, while also facilitating future growth and development. At present, untreated effluent is... Read More
24 January 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The pre-Christmas St Vincent de Paul Car Draw raised almost €110,000 for individuals and families struggling to get by from day to day. SVP Cork helped 5,000 families in 2016 alone SVP extended their gratitude to all of those who supported this year’s draw “The money raised through... Read More