Irish Water replacing aging water mains in Cork’s Victorian Quarter

Irish Water replacing aging water mains in Cork’s Victorian Quarter

15 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Works to decommission problematic cast iron water mains have commenced on MacCurtain Street in Cork City and will run until May. Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, will replace over 3.5 kilometers of old, damaged pipes in the area with modern, high density polyethylene (plastic) […]

EAST CORK GREENWAY: Converting former rail line to walkway – but… many want a modern railway instead to reduce road congestion

EAST CORK GREENWAY: Converting former rail line to walkway – but… many want a modern railway instead to reduce road congestion

14 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has described the decision by Cork County Council to tarmac over the Youghal-Midleton railway as a “serious blow to the region”. Cork County Councillors today voted unanimously in favour of a greenway proposal for Youghal – Midleton. The plan involves using the disused […]

Workers’ Party to picket Cork City Hall with demand to develop public land for public housing

14 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Members of the Workers’ Party will put a picket on a meeting of Cork City Council this afternoon (Monday 14th) in support of a demand by Cllr. Ted Tynan that the council retain a site on Model Farm Road for the construction of 100% public mixed income housing. […]

Cork Person of the Year 2018

Cork Person of the Year 2018

14 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Person of the Year This Friday (January 18), the Cork Person of the Year 2018 will be named. This overall annual winner will be one of the monthly winners of the lesser Cork Person of the Month awards. January: Kevin Jansson, who is a Cork classical musician. […]

Irish Government must tackle INSURANCE FRAUD – says Cork TD

Irish Government must tackle INSURANCE FRAUD – says Cork TD

13 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie FF Bill to clamp down on insurance fraud must be progressed Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation Billy Kelleher has criticised the government for delaying legislation which would clamp down on insurance fraud. He made the comments following findings from the insurance industry, which has labelled […]

Passports checks prior to booking January holiday deals

Passports checks prior to booking January holiday deals

13 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork South West, Tim Lombard, has urged people to ensure their passports are in date before booking long haul flights with January travel deals. Senator Lombard said: “As potential holiday makers are bombarded with low-cost deals and cheap flights for 2019 travel this January, […]

Cork Lotto Player Wipes Away January Blues With 3,800/1 Winner

Cork Lotto Player Wipes Away January Blues With 3,800/1 Winner

13 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie €1.50 Wager Returns Four-Figure Bonus One Cork native will be able to pounce on the January sales in style after their weekend was made by a stunning Lotto bet that returned a tidy four-figure sum. The anonymous punter placed their bet in a BoyleSports shop in the county […]

Fixed Price Estate Agency Reaches €5m in Sales

Fixed Price Estate Agency Reaches €5m in Sales

12 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fixed price estate agency Auctioneera – which has an office on French Church Street, Cork City – has passed the €5m milestone in terms of properties sold / sale agreed. According to founder, Eddie O’Driscoll, the agency has saved property vendors over €70,000 in fees to date and business is […]

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

12 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie With fines abolished in all libraries since January 1st 2019, County Cork residents are being encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution to reconnect with their local library. From January 1st, library members do not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be […]