UNEMPLOYMENT: 1,348 young people in CORK unemployed for 6 months or more

UNEMPLOYMENT: 1,348 young people in CORK unemployed for 6 months or more

26 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 1,348 young people unemployed for 6 months or more Over 11,000 young people long-term unemployed nationally still far too high, says Youth Council The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – whose members work with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has highlighted concerns at the number of […]

BUSINESS: Cork TD welcomes €330,000 funding for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ (WREN)

BUSINESS: Cork TD welcomes €330,000 funding for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ (WREN)

26 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New funding has been announced for female entrepreneurs living in Cork and Limerick. The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) project will see more than €330,000 in funding, provided by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund, allocated to promote entrepreneurial skills amongst women in […]

COMMUNITY SERVICES: Sexual Violence Centre Cork publishes Annual Report 2016

COMMUNITY SERVICES: Sexual Violence Centre Cork publishes Annual Report 2016

26 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sexual Violence Centre Cork has launched its Annual Report for 2016. The Centre provides services to victims of sexual violence, their families and friends, in addition to supporting professionals and community / voluntary organisations to assist victims. Services were availed of by victims of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, […]

CHARITY: Rob Heffernan launches charity cycle in aid of CUH – route runs from Bishopstown GAA to Old Head of Kinsale or Inishannon

CHARITY: Rob Heffernan launches charity cycle in aid of CUH – route runs from Bishopstown GAA to Old Head of Kinsale or Inishannon

26 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rob Heffernan, World Race Walking Champion launched ‘CUH Charity and Bishopstown GAA Wheel4Life 2017’ today. Wheel4Life takes place on Sunday 27th August from the Bishopstown GAA Club, with three routes, all starting and finishing from Bishopstown GAA. The 100Km challenge goes to the beautiful and scenic Old Head […]

TRANSPORT: A better road network between Cork and other cities would reduce Ireland’s over reliance on Dublin

TRANSPORT: A better road network between Cork and other cities would reduce Ireland’s over reliance on Dublin

26 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Munster has called for a major transport infrastructure investment linking Cork, Limerick and Waterford to create a regional economic counter-balance to Dublin. The plan would see Limerick and Waterford linked by high-capacity roadway, connecting with the Cork-Dublin motorway, as well as investments in rail […]

SPORT: Three Cork runners will travel to Belfast to compete in Energia 24 Hour Race on Saturday

SPORT: Three Cork runners will travel to Belfast to compete in Energia 24 Hour Race on Saturday

26 June 2017, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Excitement is building for the 2017 Energia 24-Hour Race, which will take place on Saturday 1st July in Victoria Park, Belfast. Three Cork runners are competing this year. Colin Lane from Carrigaline Runners, Alex O’Shea from St Finbarrs and Charlie Byrd from Eagle Athletics Club are all set […]

SOCIAL PICTURES: Metropole Hotel, Cork City, holds cocktail reception to mark 120 years in business

SOCIAL PICTURES: Metropole Hotel, Cork City, holds cocktail reception to mark 120 years in business

25 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Metropole Hotel in Cork City continues to celebrate 120 years in business. A cocktail reception was held this week where guests shared stories and memories of the institution. Various items of memorabilia were on display, including old guest registers. The Metropole are about to embark on a […]

TOURISM: Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven WILL be a sustainable heritage attraction

TOURISM: Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven WILL be a sustainable heritage attraction

24 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie In many of our childhoods it was known as “Fort Camden”, and was a derelict out-of-bounds ex British fort in Cork Harbour, just above Crosshaven village. Now it has been repurposed into a Heritage Tourist attraction, and impressive restoration works continue year by year. Yet, it exists in the […]