Cork Foundation appoints new Chairperson

Cork Foundation appoints new Chairperson

17 February 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Foundation has announced a number of changes in terms of their Board. The organisation which was established in 2013 is a registered charity that matches donors to social enterprises. Áine Collins, a former TD for Cork North West and has been announced as the Chairperson […]

Raw sewage still being pumped into Cork rivers and sea

Raw sewage still being pumped into Cork rivers and sea

16 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party has condemned Government failure to protect health, tourism and the environment in Cork, after the European Commission announced it is taking Ireland to court over the pumping of raw sewage into rivers and the sea in the county. Green Party representative in Cork North Central, […]

Govt has no plans to fix absurd division of Carrigaline for rent limits – McGrath

Govt has no plans to fix absurd division of Carrigaline for rent limits – McGrath

14 February 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The government has no plans to fix the “absurd” and artificial division of Carrigaline which has resulted in rent limits applying to one side of the town and not the other, according to local Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath. Deputy McGrath was commenting following a parliamentary reply he […]

Cork City Council approves proposal to enter into formal relationships with Bordeaux, St. Petersburg and Miami.

Cork City Council approves proposal to enter into formal relationships with Bordeaux, St. Petersburg and Miami.

14 February 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Since 1958 Cork City has entered into formal Twinning Agreements with six cities – Coventry, Rennes, San Francisco, Cologne, Swansea and Shanghai. These formal international relationships have “fostered strong links in many diverse fields, from cultural to educational, social to tourist, technical, scientific and economic” – according to […]

Cork Action Group wants STOP to solar energy developments – until planning guidelines are agreed

Cork Action Group wants STOP to solar energy developments – until planning guidelines are agreed

  14 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Group wants stop to new developments until planning guidelines are agreed A community group in Kinsale, Co Cork which is spearheading a campaign for planning guidelines for large-scale solar development, today demanded that the Government formally respond to Cork County Council’s call for a moratorium on solar […]

Cork International Hotel on board with BUMBLEance, helping sick children across the Rebel County

Cork International Hotel on board with BUMBLEance, helping sick children across the Rebel County

14 February 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork International Hotel have announced that ‘BUMBLEance – The Children’s National Ambulance Service’ are their charity partner for 2017. BUMBLEance is an interactive ambulance service designed specifically for children. It provides a free service for critically and seriously ill kids throughout Ireland who need to/from their […]

Cork native with arthritis takes on 100km Camino Challenge in aid of ‘Arthritis Ireland’ charity

Cork native with arthritis takes on 100km Camino Challenge in aid of ‘Arthritis Ireland’ charity

14 February 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie John O’Flynn, Arthritis Ireland’s Chairman and Cork native, has been living with arthritis for the last eighteen years and has recently completed his sixty-sixth consecutive monthly hospital visit for severe treatment to manage his arthritis. John has arthritis from his eyes down to toes, but despite his […]

Delay on motor insurance recommendations is inexcusable – says Cork TD Michael Moynihan

Delay on motor insurance recommendations is inexcusable – says Cork TD Michael Moynihan

14 February 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Premiums continuing to soar as Govt fails to take action Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan says the Government’s failure to take action to curb rising motor insurance costs cannot be excused any longer. Premiums are continuing to rise while the Government sits on its […]

University College Cork appoints new Head of Food Business – Professor Thia Hennessy

University College Cork appoints new Head of Food Business – Professor Thia Hennessy

13 February 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie University College Cork has named Professor Thia Hennessy as the new Head of the University’s Department of Food Business and Development. The Department, which is part of the Cork University Business School (CUBS), undertakes teaching and research in the subjects of food business and marketing, international development and […]

100 jobs created as NGINX establishes EMEQ HQ at Phoenix House, Monahan Road, on edge of Cork City, Ireland

100 jobs created as NGINX establishes EMEQ HQ at Phoenix House, Monahan Road, on edge of Cork City, Ireland

13 February 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “Many of the world’s leading technology firms are expanding their presence in Ireland because of the availability of highly skilled talent, the quality of life, and its strong relationships across Europe – and NGINX is no exception” Those were the words of Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning. US […]

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs rules to improve quality of rental properties

Housing Minister Simon Coveney signs rules to improve quality of rental properties

13 February 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Carrigaline based TD, Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has signed the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017  giving effect to an important commitment under the Governments’ rental strategy, published in December. The Strategy sets out a number of actions under standards […]