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Archives / January 2017
24 January 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Hippocrates said “Led food be thy medicine” and efforts are increasing to develop dietary strategies to target stress-related disorders such as depression and anxiety. There is growing evidence that microbes in the gut can play a key role in regulating brain functions, particularly emotional processing and behaviour. Prebiotics... Read More
24 January 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Searches for new homes in Cork have increased by 107% in the week’s following the launch of the “Help-to-buy” scheme by the Government, according to Property website – Daft.ie. The site recorded an increase of 107% in searches for new homes in Cork when compared with the... Read More
23 January 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The well known Cork property developer Owen O’Callaghan has passed away after a short illness. Many of Mr O’Callaghan’s developments were in Cork City Centre. During his career, Owen O’Callaghan was responsible for Cork’s largest retail and housing developments including Opera Lane, Half Moon Street, Mahon Point, Paul Street,... Read More
23 January 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath (Cork South Central TD, based in Carrigaline) has said that Credit Unions have the potential to offer badly needed competition in the mortgage market but that rules on lending restrictions will have to change to allow this to happen. Deputy... Read More
23 January 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Foundation recently held a briefing in Leinster House with all Cork based TD’s and Senators. The organisation which was established in 2013 is a registered charity that matches donors to social enterprises who through this funding can create sustainable jobs, positively impacting communities at grass... Read More
21 Janaury 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie West Cork’s famous brothers have won another titel prestgious title of ‘Cork Persons of the Year’. Skibbereen based 2016 Olympic medal winners Gary and Paul O’Donovan received the title at todays gala awards luncheon in Rochestown Park Hotel Cork. The Mayor of Cork County Seamus McGrath and Lord Mayor of... Read More
19 January 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Total traffic through the Port of Cork reached 9.2 million tonnes in 2016, a slight decrease compared to 2015 traffic. Import figures remain steady while exports were reduced primarily due to the closure of Lisheen Mines in Co. Tipperary and the subsequent cessation of exporting lead and... Read More