Blackwater Valley ‘Fit-up Theatre Festival’ begins in North Cork today

Blackwater Valley ‘Fit-up Theatre Festival’ begins in North Cork today

31 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@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, Mallow, Watergrasshill, […]

The Lord Mayor’s Multi-Generational Family Business Awards, Cork City

The Lord Mayor’s Multi-Generational Family Business Awards, Cork City

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 […]

708 fathers from Cork have availed of paid paternity leave since 1st September 2016

708 fathers from Cork have availed of paid paternity leave since 1st September 2016

29 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@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. The […]

Rent Control zones will cause serious confusion and distortion in Carrigaline

Rent Control zones will cause serious confusion and distortion in Carrigaline

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 […]

Minister for Justice needs to explain to the Dáil administration of Magdalene Scheme

Minister for Justice needs to explain to the Dáil administration of Magdalene Scheme

29 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan 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 to […]

Man aged in 20s dies in Mallow-Killarney road crash

Man aged in 20s dies in Mallow-Killarney road crash

28 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Gardaí in Mallow, Co Cork are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic crash on the Mallow to Killarney Road (N72). It happened approximately 4kms from Mallow around 6.15pm this evening A male driver, who was the only occupant, in his 20’s was killed when the car he was […]

Mac Curtain Street rebranded by local businesses as Cork’s ‘Victorian Quarter’

Mac Curtain Street rebranded by local businesses as Cork’s ‘Victorian Quarter’

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 […]

Irish Water invest in Courtmacsherry/Timoleague Sewerage Scheme

Irish Water invest in Courtmacsherry/Timoleague Sewerage Scheme

24 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan 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 […]

Glengarriff lady wins new car in Cork St Vincent de Paul 2016 Christmas draw

Glengarriff lady wins new car in Cork St Vincent de Paul 2016 Christmas draw

24 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@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 the […]

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