Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

Severe shortage of driving testers leading to long delays for applicants – Aindrias Moynihan

27 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Only 13 testers for Cork, Mallow, Skibbereen and Killarney Almost 11,000 people waiting for tests in those locations Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Transport Minister intervene to reduce the amount of time that people are waiting for a driving test. […]

Too Many Clovers? The Stereotyped World of Irish Casino Games

Too Many Clovers? The Stereotyped World of Irish Casino Games

27 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Let’s face it: In Ireland, we have always had an ambiguous relationship with the stereotypical representations put upon the nation from the outside world. On one hand, we are able to brush off, usually with good humour, those stereotypes of shamrocks, leprechauns, claddagh symbols and, indeed, stout playing […]

Funding of almost €500,000 announced for Cork East rural regeneration and development projects

Funding of almost €500,000 announced for Cork East rural regeneration and development projects

26 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed the allocation of almost €500,000 to local projects under category 2 of the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF). This strand of the RRDF is part of a national funding […]

Cork City’s newest bridge is to named after Mary Elmes, a Cork woman described as ‘the Irish Oskar Schindler’

Cork City’s newest bridge is to named after Mary Elmes, a Cork woman described as ‘the Irish Oskar Schindler’

25 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City’s newest pedestrian bridge was tonight named after Mary Elmes in the last stage of a public consultation which garnered huge interest in the city and beyond. Known as “The Irish Oskar Schindler”, Mary Elmes was born in Ballintemple in Cork city. An aid worker, she is […]

What’s the name for the new Cork City Centre bridge?

What’s the name for the new Cork City Centre bridge?

25 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The name of Cork City’s newest pedestrian bridge, will be announced this evening. The bridge will link St. Patrick’s Quay with Merchant’s Quay from Harley Street on the northern side. At this evening’s bi-weekly Cork City Council Meeting, the elected members (Councillors) will choose from a shortlist of […]

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

25 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that farmers are being driven out of business by over zealous and unaccountable inspectors. The Ireland South MEP said the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must include substantial reform of the current inspection system which is unfair and needlessly aggressive. […]

Metropole is “Best Hotel in Cork”

Metropole is “Best Hotel in Cork”

24 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Metropole Hotel Cork has been named the Best Cork Hotel at the Cork Business of the Year Awards. The Cork Business of the Year Awards are organised by the Cork Business Association (CBA) and recognise the outstanding contribution to Cork City of businesses in various sectors. The […]

SOCCER: Preview – Cork City v Sligo Rovers

SOCCER: Preview – Cork City v Sligo Rovers

24 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork City head to the Showgrounds on Monday in search of their first win of the season, as they take on Sligo Rovers. City come into the game having lost their first two league games, to St. Pat’s and Waterford. Sligo come in to the tie after drawing […]

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

Nominations open for Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme 2019

24 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Now in its 7th year, the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme was introduced to acknowledge publicly the work of volunteers and to recognise communities working in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to better our communities. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard […]

TOURISM SEMINAR: ‘Visit Cork’ (promoter of ‘Pure Cork’ and ‘Cork Convention Bureau’) to host seminar at Vienna Woods

TOURISM SEMINAR: ‘Visit Cork’ (promoter of ‘Pure Cork’ and ‘Cork Convention Bureau’) to host seminar at Vienna Woods

23 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Visit Cork is a public-private partnership that promotes Cork as a destination for leisure (Pure Cork) and business tourism (Cork Convention Bureau), is hosting a briefing seminar for those involved in the tourism industry on Wednesday 27 February at Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire. Anyone with an interest in […]

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