CORK: Demolition work begins on former Munster Showgrounds to make way for new City Council ‘Marina Park’

CORK: Demolition work begins on former Munster Showgrounds to make way for new City Council ‘Marina Park’

29 May 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Demolition work is to begin today on the site of the former Munster Showgrounds paving  the way for Cork City Council to  develop  Marina Park. Marina Park in Blackrock, at approx 32 ha, will be approximately five times the size of Fitzgerald’s Park. It will run around the redeveloped […]

REDESIGN: New food court opens in Cork Airport – Rugby star Alan Quinlan attends

REDESIGN: New food court opens in Cork Airport – Rugby star Alan Quinlan attends

29 May 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Former international rugby star and Aramark ambassador, Alan Quinlan formally launched the new and improved food offerings at Cork Airport: Kinsale Cafe, Bar and Food Republic. Visitors has a chance to sample the new, delicious menus. Alan was joined by some of the local producers who are […]

SPORT: Munster and Ireland Rugby player Donncha O’Callaghan is ‘Cork Person of the MONTH’

SPORT: Munster and Ireland Rugby player Donncha O’Callaghan is ‘Cork Person of the MONTH’

29 May 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The legendary Munster and Irish second row forward, Donncha O’Callaghan has been announced as May’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’. Donncha’s love of sport, and specifically rugby, started during his school days in Cork at Christian Brothers’ College and later at Highfield Rugby Club. Such was his […]

SPORT: National Lottery Company congratulate West Cork rowers Paul and Gary O’Donovan

SPORT: National Lottery Company congratulate West Cork rowers Paul and Gary O’Donovan

29 May 2017 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The National Lottery today congratulated the Irish rowing team on its spectacular success at the European Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic at the weekend. National Lottery funding helped build the National Rowing Centre in Skibbereen, and to purchase boats and equipment. The investment has contributed to […]

POLITICS: Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire Sinn Fein TD expresses serious concern regarding reports of weaknesses in Child Protection

POLITICS: Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire Sinn Fein TD expresses serious concern regarding reports of weaknesses in Child Protection

29 May 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has expressed serious concern regarding reports of weaknesses in the Child Protection services of the state; in particular, the lack of 24 hour Child Protections services available and that children were directed to Garda Stations as […]

HEALTH: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesman on Health Billy Kelleher welcomes news that Religious orders will NOT be involved in new Hospital

HEALTH: Cork based Fianna Fail spokesman on Health Billy Kelleher welcomes news that Religious orders will NOT be involved in new Hospital

29 May 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said the Sisters of Charity have taken the right decision to remove themselves from the operation of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Group, and the new National Maternity Hospital. “This decision, I believe, is in the best interests of both the […]

BUSINESS: Event held by Facebook and Cork Chamber attracts over 400 Irish SMEs in Cork

BUSINESS: Event held by Facebook and Cork Chamber attracts over 400 Irish SMEs in Cork

29 May 2017, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie More than 400 SMEs from Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Galway and Dublin gathered on Friday at the O’Callaghan warehouse on Custom House Quay, Cork for Facebook’s Boost Your Business event. The event, co-hosted by Facebook and Cork Chamber aimed to provide SMEs with greater insight into the potential of the […]

LIVE VIDEO: Watch the Fine Gael leadership hustings in CORK – Simon Coveney v Leo Varadkar

LIVE VIDEO: Watch the Fine Gael leadership hustings in CORK – Simon Coveney v Leo Varadkar

28 May 2017, 9pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie When Hustings take place then one candidate will often have home advantage, eventually. This evening Simon Coveney is in his own constituency of Cork South Central. This follows hustings in Dublin, Carlow and Ballinasloe over the past few evenings. Today’s event is underway at the Clayton […]