[Audio] Bantry wants a slice of cruise ship revenue

23rd August 2013, Friday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cobh is already on the map for cruise ship visits, and now there’s a push by the County Council for Bantry Bay, in West Cork to become a major destination in itself. Leaders from the tourist industry in West Cork yesterday afternoon heard a presentation on how […]

[Audio] Cork businesses struggling with online competition

[Audio] Cork businesses struggling with online competition

[image: Inline images 1] 23rd August 2013, Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 35 per cent of people in Ireland regularly buy goods or services online and Irish shoppers are set to double their online spending in the next five years That’s according to a recent report on ecommerce in Europe by research firm Mintel The […]

[Audio] Minister Coveney says current budget modus operandi is best

23rd August 2013, Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A senior Cabinet Minister says proposals to give TDs the Government’s financial forecasts before the Budget are unworkable. Labour Deputy Kevin Humphreys floated the idea earlier yesterday- claiming it would give politicians time to debate how State money is spent. He also wants to see information given […]

A “Bank” without Cashiers opens in Cork

A “Bank” without Cashiers opens in Cork

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie AIB have open a stand-alone self service banking area in Cork, just off St Patricks’ Street. But as bank goers will know more machines means less staff, less jobs, less footfall, less money in the local economy… but on the other hand it can mean more convenience […]

UCC students can now avail of alcohol-free accommodation

UCC students can now avail of alcohol-free accommodation

By Adam Klaus adamklaus@TheCork.ie Students attending UCC in the new academic year 2013/14 will have the opportunity to avail of alcohol-free accommodation for the first time as part of a pilot programme by the UCC Health Matters initiative and UCC Campus Accommodation. While subject to demand, good uptake is expected and spaces will be limited […]

Cork Innovates Launches €3k Bursary

Cork Innovates Launches €3k Bursary

The Cork innovates bursary announcement this year has been confirmed at €30,000. The Cork innovates bursary has become a vital tool for any business that wins the accolade and is sure to attract a large number of entries this year. This year’s bursary is an increase of nearly 60% on the 2012 figure. Last year […]

Lord Mayor holds civic reception for 96FM Radiothon

20th August 2013 6pm By Adam Wright adam@TheCork.ie The proceeds from this years “Cork’s 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon” are already hard at work. This afternoon the Lord Mayor held a civic reception to meet with the heads of the charities which are receiving the proceeds. Back in the month of May people across Cork […]

[Audio report] Robert Heffernan welcomed back to City, then Togher

[Audio report] Robert Heffernan welcomed back to City, then Togher

  Story last updated: 19th August 2013 9pm On Wednesday 14th August 2013 Robert Heffernan won a gold medal in the 50k Racewalk, and for 4 days his diary was packed. On Thursday there was a handover ceremony in Moscow, Russia On Friday there was a homecoming in Dublin Airport, then an open top bus […]

Vernon Mount restoration continues

Vernon Mount restoration continues

19th August 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Voluntary residents’ group, The Grange Frankfield Partnership, will launch the much-anticipated Vernon Mount Lecture Series at Cork City Heritage Week next week. The organisation, which represents local residents’ associations, has gathered a number of influential and expert speakers to discuss various issues relating to Vernon Mount House, the […]

Cork Councils shortlisted for Govt Awards

Cork Councils shortlisted for Govt Awards

Cork innovates, the Cork City and County Council joint initiative, has been shortlisted in the 2013 Excellence in Local Government Awards by Chambers Ireland. Cork innovates is a major driver of entrepreneurship in the Cork region and this award is testament to the work put in by all those involved since the initiative came to […]