Brittany Ferries Re-Commences Sailings from Cork to Roscoff

Brittany Ferries Re-Commences Sailings from Cork to Roscoff

Brittany Ferries will re-commence their summer sailings from Cork to Roscoff starting this weekend, 23rd March 2013. The flagship MV Pont-Aven will operate every Saturday from the passenger terminal in Ringaskiddy until November 2013. Speaking about the upcoming 2013 season, General Manager of Brittany Ferries, Mr Hugh Bruton said: “This is always a busy time […]

Cork needs an “event centre” says Lord Mayor Buttimer

Cork needs an “event centre” says Lord Mayor Buttimer

Cllr John Buttimer, Lord Mayor of Cork, has severely criticised the delay by An Bord Pleanála in relation to the granting of planning permission for the Owen O’Callaghan proposed event centre on Albert Quay. Cllr Buttimer said, “It is unacceptable that developers and the City have to wait months for a crucial decision to be […]

Report on Mallow St Patrick’s Day ‘Gathering’ Parade

Report on Mallow St Patrick’s Day ‘Gathering’ Parade

20th March 2013 By Noel O’Connor (Mayor of Mallow) news@TheCork.ie There was a great atmosphere of fun and enjoyment in Mallow on the afternoon of Saint Patricks Day. At lunch time Mayor Mallow, Cllr. Noel O Connor, hosted a Gathering event to celebrate those returning to Mallow for the year of the ‘Gathering’. Special guest […]

Editorial: Phone Parking in Cork is too expensive

Editorial: Phone Parking in Cork is too expensive

If you want to park on the streets of Cork City the you need to display a paper “parking disc” or you can use a park by phone service run by ParkMagic I use ParkMagic While the cost of parking is EUR 2, just like a paper disc, their ancillary charges keep rising meaning that […]

Best Practice Award for Vhi Medical Centre, CityGate.

Best Practice Award for Vhi Medical Centre, CityGate.

The Vhi Medical Centre, Cork, was awarded the prestigious “General Healthcare Centre of the Year 2013” at the 2013 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards recently. The awards recognise excellence and best practice in Ireland’s National and Community Healthcare Sector. The Vhi Medical Centre, which opened in CityGate Mahon in 2010, provides screening services for Vhi Healthcare […]

Quality Hotels West Cork Rally 2013 Final Report

Quality Hotels West Cork Rally 2013 Final Report

The 35th Quality Hotels West Cork Rally took place on the weekend of the 16th & 17th March. Despite the tough economic conditions 128 cars took to the start in the main field. Daragh O’Riordan who won the event in 2012 was the top seed and his new Ford Fiesta WRC was certainly the centre […]

COI Bishop calls for greater seperation of Church and State

COI Bishop calls for greater seperation of Church and State

Addressing the congregation at the annual St Patrick’s Day Civic Service in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork yesterday , the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Paul Colton, said that Saint Patrick’s Day – a festival which is at one and the same time a national day and a religious event – […]

Serious RTC in Youghal on St Patricks Night

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious injury road traffic collision in Youghal on the 17th March 2013. At approximately 2000 hours a 28-year-old male pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a car at Upper Strand, Youghal. He was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. Forensic collision investigators are at […]

Cork Companies at UK’s Largest Food Industry Event

*Eight South Cork-based artisan food and drink producers are showcasing some of the best Ireland has to offer at one of the largest gatherings of the international food industry – the biennial IFE in London.* The participating Cork companies are fully export-ready and will be *the only Irish representatives *at IFE 2013.* *They will exhibit […]

Property tax still controversial in Cork

A “war of words” has broken out between two City Councillors over the property tax. The Deputy Lord Mayor Emmet O’Halloran (Fine Gael) says people who DO pay should be given priority in accessing council services. but, Cllr Mick Barry (Socialist Party) maintains the tax is unjust, and many people can’t afford to pay and […]