North Main Street Shopping Centre fails to sell for 750k

North Main Street Shopping Centre fails to sell for 750k

26th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If only we had 750,000 euro, if only, we could have bought a shopping centre in Cork City. No, this isin’t April Fools day. A Cork city shopping centre went for auction yesterday with a guide price of a mere three quarters of a million euro, and here […]

[Audio] National Transport Authority Rep summoned to Cork by City Councillors

25th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Traffic problems on one of Cork Cities main arteries WILL be addressed. Cork City Councillors have voted to formally invite a representative of the National Transport Authority to the City to inspect Washington Street. That street – like many others – had bicycle lanes installed before Christmas, but […]

[Audio] Nano Nagle Heritage Centre to open in Cork

25th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A centre commemorating the work of Cork-born “Nano Nagle” – who founded the Presentation Sisters is set to become a tourist attraction in Cork City. A “3-and-a-quarter” acre site in Douglas Street with buildings dating back 1770’s has always attracted international visitors, because it contains the tomb of […]

Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre suddenly closes

Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre suddenly closes

25th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD, Jonathan O’Brien has “expressed his disappointment”, and concern at the news that the Gurranabraher & Knocknaheeny Training Centre is to close with effect from 28th February. Speaking today, Deputy O’Brien said that it was vitally important that training opportunities for the Northside Community are […]

Accolade for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

25th February 2014, Tuesday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie One of Cork’s newest festivals has just won a prestigious national award. Just three years in existence the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, based at Shandon has been awarded one of the Irish Hotel Federation top Gathering awards in the Best Arts and Culture category. The announcement […]

Cork Graveyards digitally mapped

25th February 2014 by Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A record 20,000 grave memorial records from 127 historic graveyards have been digitally submitted this week to Cork County Library by the Historic Graves project, funded by Cork LEADER organisations including South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD), West Cork Development Partnership, IRD Duhallow and Ballyhoura Development Ltd. […]

[Audio] “Sting operation” needed to tackle dogs dirt in City!

25th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It’s emerged that no one was prosecuted for the offence of dog fouling in Cork City last year. Councillors say the messy problem has gotten out of hand in the Cities green areas, , and there are calls for a “sting operation” to catch owners. Under the Litter […]

[Audio] “Save the North Mon” Primary School campaign continues

25th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Councillors have voted unanimously to support a campaign to keep the historic North Mon Primary School open, and at it’s current location. The school is controlled by the Dublin based Edmund Rice Schools Trust who want to amalgamate the Mon primary, with a nearby convent school […]

‘City Gate style’ office block planned for City Centre

‘City Gate style’ office block planned for City Centre

25th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork City Council has granted planning permission for a City Centre office development that will see up to 2,000 new jobs come into the heart of the city by the end of 2015. Number 1, Albert Quay, is a nine-storey €50milliion office development with riverside frontage. The developers, […]

[Audio] Kent Train Station to get new entrance onto Quays

19th February 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork’s Kent Train station won’t “turn it’s back on the City anymore” From this summer construction will begun on an new entrance onto Horgan’s Quay, so that pedestrians will have a shorter walk into the City Centre The Minister of State for Public Transport Alan Kelly has confirmed […]