NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party has welcomed plans for an area-based approach to the expanded Cork City Council after 2019, but warned that these must be more than toothless local committees. The party expects there will be six local areas in the expanded city, including a city centre ward. Plans […]

PRIZE BONDS: Odds of winning reduced again – Cork TD wonders if bank lobbying is the reason

PRIZE BONDS: Odds of winning reduced again – Cork TD wonders if bank lobbying is the reason

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance, Michael McGrath (Cork South Central) has said that the decision of the NTMA to reduce again the prize pool available for Prize Bond owners and the number of chances of becoming a millionaire per year is short-sighted and disappointing. Deputy McGrath added: “The […]

WORLD RECORD: Most People Wearing SOCK puppets – Part of Cork Puppetry Festival – 30th July to 7th August

WORLD RECORD: Most People Wearing SOCK puppets – Part of Cork Puppetry Festival – 30th July to 7th August

30 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork Puppetry Festival Attempt to Break the Record for the Most People Wearing Sock Puppets Ever! Organised by Dowtcha Puppets, the 4th Cork Puppetry Festival, Ireland’s Leading Puppet Festival will take place from today – July 30th – to August 7th and will present a fantastic programme of puppet […]

HERITAGE: Cork County Council launches publication: 1916-2016 Commemorating the Centenary in the County of Cork

30 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 2016, a centenary year in the county of Cork, was a yearlong undertaking by Cork County Council and the people of County Cork, in commemorating the defining year of 1916, reflecting on the past one hundred years, and looking to the future of Ireland with pride. Over 500 […]

BASKETBALL: Disappointment for Ireland U18 Men as Cork’s Cian Heaphy ruled out of remainder of European Championships

BASKETBALL: Disappointment for Ireland U18 Men as Cork’s Cian Heaphy ruled out of remainder of European Championships

29 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Ireland Under 18 men’s team have been dealt another blow this afternoon as it was announced that BFG Neptune star, Cian Heaphy, has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. Heaphy, who was one of the stand-out players in Ireland’s opening game clash against Belgium […]

COST OF BUSINESS: Businesses and local organisations may close if insurance premiums continue to rise – Moynihan

COST OF BUSINESS: Businesses and local organisations may close if insurance premiums continue to rise – Moynihan

29 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that businesses and other local organisations are being pressed to their pin of their collar by rocketing insurance premiums and that unless the Government speeds up its proposed changes, many will go to the wall and close. Deputy Moynihan was […]

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

29 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Centenary Commemoration of 1916 was a tremendous success in the County of Cork, as it was across the entire nation. In response to the heightened sense of shared identity that was established in 2016, and in respect of the breadth of cultural activity and public engagement that […]

SOCCER: Match Preview – Wexford Youths WFC vs Cork City WFC

SOCCER: Match Preview – Wexford Youths WFC vs Cork City WFC

29 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City WFC travel to Ferrycarrig Park today looking to get their third win in a row as they face current league leaders Wexford Youths WFC in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League. The game comes on the back of a 5-3 victory for Cork City WFC with […]

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out for a 2nd time today to answer ‘Mayday’ call in Schull Harbour

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out for a 2nd time today to answer ‘Mayday’ call in Schull Harbour

28 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Baltimore RNLI was launched this evening (Friday 28 July) to a Mayday report of a Drascombe Lugger sailing boat with two people onboard taking on water in Schull Harbour. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 6.11pm. This […]

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