Jan O’Sullivan launches Cork Simon’s Annual Report

Jan O’Sullivan T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Housing and Planning, today (Thursday, 12 July) launched Cork Simon Community’s Annual Report for 2011. The Report highlights a fall in rough sleeping inCorkin 2011 and a rise in the number of people long-term homeless, defined by Government as stays of six months or more in […]

RMS Lusitania documentary filmed off Cork

A two-hour National Geographic documentary filmed off the Old Head of Kinsale at the wreck of the Lusitania will be broadcast on Sunday The 1.5 million euro programme was filmed last August by a Cork and foreign crew. It will attempt to explain why the Cunard ship sank so quickly in 1915 and what caused […]

Cobh council passes motion against household tax

The meeting of the Cobh town council on Monday 9th July passed the following motion against collection of the household charge by its staff or prosecution of non-payers by a margin of 5 to 2 (with 2 absent). “That this council asks the Town Manager to desist from prosecuting any householder for non payment of […]

Cork Week Day 2 report

There was plenty of drama for the second day of racing at Cork Week. The day started with a gentle breeze, which built during the day to provide some electric action and plenty of incidents. With 18 knots of breeze towards the close of play, crew were hiking to the max and boat handling became […]

Accident at Cork week regatta

This afternoon the Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat attended the scene of a collision between two racing yachts, South of Roches Point. The initial information was that one of the yachts was taking on water. Crosshaven lifeboat quickly reached the 32 foot yacht which had been taking part in the Cork Week regatta. No crew on either […]

Revenue Seize 3kgs of Herbal Cannabis in Cork

Revenue Seize 3kgs of Herbal Cannabis in Cork In a joint operation between Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána today (10/07/12), 3kgs of herbal cannabis with a street value of EUR60,000 was seized in the Grattan Hill area of Cork city. A non-Irish national male in his thirties was arrested and is being held […]

People are still building in Cork, Despite the downturn – new stats

Do you have trouble finding addresses? It can be hard in Ireland as we lack postcodes. Yes there are loc8te codes (previously known as PON Codes) but most people don’t know their own! so you’ll have to look it up. Well if you’re on the web forget that step and instead checkout the GeoDirectory. GeoDirectory […]

Tesco Douglas Re-Opens

Tesco Extra Douglas has re-opened today following the recent flooding which caused the store to temporarily close its doors for a clean-up operation and refurbishments. Speaking about the re-opening, Geraldine Casey, Store Operations Director, Tesco, said; “We are delighted the store has re-opened this morning. For the past week almost 300 people, including store staff […]

Don’t forget about Blackpool and Ballyvolane flood victims say Cllrs

Both Cork City Council and County Council yesterday released their reports on the floods of Thursday June 28th The County’s 23 page document focuses on Douglas, Glanmire and Clonakilty while the City’s 11 page report looks at Blackpool and Ballyvolane. Many Northside Cllrs feel that Ballyvolane isin’t getting the attention it deserves Residents of three […]

Lobby group welcomes Cork’s Gay Marriage endorsement

Marriage Equality – a national not for profit organisation working for equality for same sex couples – has welcomed the news that Cork City Council has become the first local authority in the Republic of Ireland to officially support civil marriage for same sex couples. The motion was passed unanimously last night, having been put […]