Dunmanway to get new swimming pool

17th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour TD for Cork South West, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that plans to build the new state-of-the-art swimming pool in Dunmanway are now at an advanced stage. In welcoming this further progress Deputy McCarthy stated that “The project will go to tender in March with the aim […]

Deirdre Clune running for Europe

Deirdre Clune running for Europe

17th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork Senator, Deirdre Clune, has said she is proud to accept the challenge of securing a second seat for Fine Gael in the Ireland South constituency. Senator Clune was speaking after she was nominated alongside Sean Kelly MEP to contest the European Parliament elections for Fine […]

[Audio] Cork City Centre on flood alert (again)

14th February 2014, 4pm By David O’Sullivan & Bryan Smyth david@TheCork.ie / bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council is warning that “tidal flooding” is forecast between 5 and 6pm this evening. Areas likely to be affected are Morrissons Island, parts of South Mall, South Terrace, Wandesford Quay and Frenches Quay , and low lying parts of the […]

[Audio] City Centre traders missing out on cruise revenue

13th February 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie There are concerns that Cork City Centre is losing tourist revenue because of a shortage of parking spaces for coaches! The City Council have commissioned a report into the issue after City Centre traders complained they were losing out on the windfall of up to 3-thousand tourists coming […]

Louise O’Keeffe is Cork Person of the Month

Louise O’Keeffe is Cork Person of the Month

13th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Louise O’Keeffe was named Cork Person of the Month to mark her many decades of battle for justice, when the European Court of Human Rights recently ruled in her favour against the Irish State. “This victory is a victory for the children of Ireland and I accept this […]

[Audio] Live at the Marquee programme expands

13th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie This summers Live at the Marquee in Cork City is shaping up to be one of the most impressive so far, according to it’s promoter. Peter Aiken was speaking in the Boardwalk today where he announced three new acts Bob Dylan, Imelda May, and Lana Del Ray with […]

[Audio] Cork French Film Festival programme launched

11th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy & David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie The programme for the 25th Cork French Film Festival has been launched. The 7 day event run from a Sunday to a Sunday – March 2nd to 9th – and so is the first “Festival” of 2014 in the City. Festival Curator Paul Callanan says […]

[Audio] Garth Brooks welcome in Cork, if Croker has to say no

11th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Cork City Councillor says Leeside would be happy to host Garth Brooks IF two of the country singers concerts have to be moved away from Dublin. At present Garth Brooks is scheduled to play 5 gigs in Dublin’s Croke park, but some local residents are considering a […]

[Audio] Dredging will not prevent tidal flooding

11th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork’s City manager has ruled out “dredging” as a solution to the flooding problem in the City. At a lenghty Council meeting last night – the first since the severe floods – Councillors called for several “quick-fix” measures to be introduced while the city waits 4 years for […]

Gilroy vs Prendergast for the Labour MEP nomination

10th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Glanmire-based Senator John Gilroy has confirmed that he will challenge the outgoing MEP, Phil Prendergast of Tipperary, for the Labour party nomination to contest the European elections in the Ireland South constituency. The Labour party will hold a selection convention on Sunday 23rd February, with the venue likely […]