[Audio] Garda Commissioner comments on Roma Children controversy

30th October 2013, Wednesday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie The Garda Commissioner says he won’t preempt the findings of a HSE and Garda inquiry into the taking of Roma children from their families. The two state agencies are currently compiling reports, which will be given to the Children’s Ombudsman for consideration. They focus on how a 7-year-old […]

[Audio] Garda Commissioner comments on Love Hate Actor

30th October 2013, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Garda Commissioner has said that members of the force ARE allowed to be act in local “dramatic societies”, but he wouldn’t comment on whether or not a member who played the role of a Garda in a TV Series may have over-stepped the mark Earlier this […]

Jobs announcement reaffirms Cork’s IT hub status – Buttimer

Jobs announcement reaffirms Cork’s IT hub status – Buttimer

30th October 2013 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) said that the decision of StorageCraft Technology Corporation to establish its international headquarters in Cork reaffirms the city’s status as an IT hub. Deputy Buttimer was commenting after the announcement that StorageCraft is to create 30 new jobs […]

[Audio] Property Tax revenue from Cork has gone to Dublin – says SF

30th October 2013, Wednesday By Tom O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Money raised in Cork from the “Local Property Tax” will NOT necessarily be spent in Cork. The tax is being collected by the Revenue Commissioners and the Government had previously guaranteed that 80 percent of what was raised from residents of a particular City or County would […]

[Audio] Garda Commissioner opens Crime Prevention Day in Cork

30th October 2013, Wednesday, 7am By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Garda Commissioner – Martin Callinan – is in Cork this morning to launch a “Crime Prevention Day” An exhibition is taking place in City Hall from 11am to 6pm It will focus on all aspects of Crime Prevention and will include exhibitors from the security […]

[Audio] Skibb to get flood defences by Summer 2014

29th October 2013, Tuesday David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Flood prevention works in Skibbereen are now scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2014, and should be completed by the Summer of 2016. But, the Mayor of Skibbereen says there have been “too many delays”. Mayor and Cllr Adrian Healy was speaking at todays County Council meeting […]

[Audio] County Councillors call on Minister to overhaul rates system

29th October 2013, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie “The method of calculating rates for businesses needs to be reformed” That’s the consensus of Cork County Councillors who today agreed to write to the Minister asking for an overhaul of the system. Business rates are collected by a local authorities but their method of calculation is […]

Skibb Man Breaks World Record for Bras

Skibb Man Breaks World Record for Bras

29th October 2013, Tuesday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie A Skibbereen retailer has broken the world record for unclasping the most bras ever in 60 seconds! Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen succeeded in unclasping 91 bras in his shop on Saturday afternoon as part of his fundraising drive for Get the Girls, the Irish Cancer […]

[Audio] Cork Technorati take chartered train to Dublin Web Summit

29th October 2013, Tuesday, 7am By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The biggest Technology event in Europe will start in Dublin TOMORROW and….in advance… almost 200 entrepreneurs from Cork will travel to the Capital today on an unusual chartered train. Three Cork tech companies – VoxPro, PCH International and TrustEv – are paying to bring 180 Cork […]

West Cork Model Railway Village closes for renovations

29th October 2013, Tuesday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Town Cllr Cionnaith O Suilleabhain reports that the West Cork Model Railway Village in Clonakilty will close from this Monday 4th November until the 16th February 2014. It’s to allow for a major upgrade and restoration programme. The popular tourist facility will mark its 20th anniversary next […]