GAS: New fracking law will safeguard environment – says Cork Government Senator Tim Lombard

GAS: New fracking law will safeguard environment – says Cork Government Senator Tim Lombard

28 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard (from Carrigaline, Co Cork), spokesman on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, said the scientific evidence overwhelmingly shows that permitting fracking in Ireland and Northern Ireland would pose significant threats to the air, water and the health and safety of individuals and communities here. […]

REFUSE CHARGES: New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will “boost the Circular Economy”

REFUSE CHARGES: New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will “boost the Circular Economy”

28 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Southern Region Waste Management Office says New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will boost the Circular Economy The Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO) has welcomed the Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements announced by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten. The policy provides […]

EAST CORK: MACE Carrigtwohill open new look store

EAST CORK: MACE Carrigtwohill open new look store

28 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie MACE Carrigtwohill has undergone a significant revamp and to celebrate the relaunch they invited the whole community to a family fun day to officially open their new look store on 24th June. The upgrade to this neighbourhood store includes a new seating area for 20 people, an enlarged […]

BUSINESS & JOBS: Cork’s hospitality sector worried about BREXIT

BUSINESS & JOBS: Cork’s hospitality sector worried about BREXIT

28 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork’s hospitality sector supports almost 19,542 jobs, yet decrease in British trade and tourism puts it at risk We require a Brexit Budget to innovate and stimulate consumer spending and economic growth DIGI calling for reduction in Ireland’s alcohol excise tax, which is the second highest in the […]

TOURISM: Lighthearted survey for Travel Agency finds that Graham Norton would be ideal travel companion for most

TOURISM: Lighthearted survey for Travel Agency finds that Graham Norton would be ideal travel companion for most

28 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie TV presenter, Graham Norton has emerged as the top Irish celebrity people would pick to holiday with, according to the latest national Red C survey conducted on behalf of leading independent travel specialists, Travel Counsellors. The funnyman – who spent much of his childhood in Bandon, West Cork […]

EDUCATION: Cork City to host UNESCO 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities

EDUCATION: Cork City to host UNESCO 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities

27 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City awarded prestigious honour of hosting UNESCO 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities Cork City will host the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Third International Conference on Learning Cities. As the first European city to host this prestigious global conference, Cork will welcome over […]

PROPERTY: Boutique Hotel and designer Hostel to be built near Cork City Bus Station – as City Council agrees to sell block of Parnell Place/Deane Street buildings to developer

PROPERTY: Boutique Hotel and designer Hostel to be built near Cork City Bus Station – as City Council agrees to sell block of Parnell Place/Deane Street buildings to developer

27 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council has agreed to the sale of 7-9 Parnell Place and 1-2 Deane Street to Tetrarch Capital Ltd. Tetrarch’s proposal for the property includes a budget boutique hotel and a separate designer hostel with ground floor restaurants and bars. Cork City Council bought the properties in […]

CIVIC HONOURS: Cork Person of the MONTH is North Cork nun – in recognition of mission nursing in Korea

CIVIC HONOURS: Cork Person of the MONTH is North Cork nun – in recognition of mission nursing in Korea

27 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sr. Philomena O’Sullivan, a Columban sister originally from North Cork, has been named June Cork Person of the Month in recognition of her life’s work as a nursing missionary in Korea. Following Sr. Philomena’s profession in 1949, she trained as a nurse at Mercy University Hospital, Cork. She […]

PROMOTING CORK TOURISM: 130,000 passengers will read about Cork in Swiss inflight magazine

PROMOTING CORK TOURISM: 130,000 passengers will read about Cork in Swiss inflight magazine

27 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Passengers on Swiss International Air Lines flights are reading all about Cork city and county this month – in a major article which appears in the June edition of the airline’s inflight magazine. The article coincides with the launch of the new Swiss International Air Lines service between […]

CONFERENCE IN CORK: Cork City chosen to host ‘European Maritime Day’ 2020 – coincides with 300 year anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club

CONFERENCE IN CORK: Cork City chosen to host ‘European Maritime Day’ 2020 – coincides with  300 year anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club

27 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City has been chosen to host European Maritime Day (EMD) in 2020. This is the first time that Ireland has been selected by the Council of the European Union to hold this flagship two-day conference which since its creation has become one of the key events in […]