East Cork woman wins 350k lotto

24th January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There were great celebrations at National Lottery offices this afternoon as Mary O’Driscoll from Whitegate, Co. Cork picked up a big cheque for €350,000. The lucky Co. Cork woman won the top prize in last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 1 draw (18 January 2014). Mary was accompanied by her […]

Charity Regulator needed says Cork Govt Senator

23rd Janaury 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork Senator, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed confirmation that an interim charities regulator will be installed by the end of next month. Along with many others, “I was shocked by the recent revelations about certain charitable organisations, which have justifiably damaged public trust and confidence in that sector. As […]

Ryanair Celebrates 10m Passengers At Cork

23rd Janaury 2014, Thursday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ryanair today celebrated 10 million passengers at Cork Airport. To mark the occasion we gave our 10 millionth passenger, local Sinead Hurley, a pair of flights to Tenerife. Ryanair began operating at Cork 26 years ago with a route to London Stansted and today offers passengers in […]

‘Support the Brewery Quarter’ are optimistic for South Main Street site

22nd January 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The ‘Support the Brewery Quarter’ campaign – who are backing a Heineken/BAM proposal to build and event centre and other works on South Main Street say they have now “received phenomenal support” from local city centre businesses with 200 on board. A recent article by William Brady, Centre […]

Constuction on the rise in Cork

22nd January 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie With 1,243 new buildings, Cork recorded a significant decrease in new buildings nationally with a year on year decline of 21% according to new data published by GeoDirectory today. Though a decrease on last year’s figures, the 1,243 new buildings in Cork is the highest number of new […]

Murphy to remain as CIT President for another 5 years

21st January 2014, 4pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Chairman of the Governing Body of Cork Institute of Technology, Mr Bob Savage, has announced the reappointment of CIT President, Dr Brendan Murphy. Following an open competition Dr Murphy has been appointed for a five-year term, commencing September, 2014. Mr Savage welcomed the appointment of Dr […]

[Audio] Ireland should join CERN says Govt MEP

[Audio] Ireland should join CERN says Govt MEP

21st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sean Kelly, MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee, has urgently requested a meeting with Dr.Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and the world’s top particle physics lab, to progress steps towards Ireland’s membership of CERN. Last […]

Cork schools battle for spot in “Robot World Championship”

21st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 14 teams from 10 Cork schools will compete to impress judges at the second annual EMC VEX Robotics championship at the Nexus Centre on the Cork Institute of Technology campus this Friday, 24 January. The top team will qualify for a place at the Vex World championships in […]

Carrigaline to get half-million-euro youth centre

21st January 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today that he has given sanction to SECAD to approve funding of €500,000 to Carrigaline Lions Youth Project Ltd. for the construction of a 6000 sq. ft. youth centre The facility will comprise youth activity/general purpose […]

Dungourney welcomes Irish Distillers

Dungourney welcomes Irish Distillers

21st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The local community of Dungourney, Co Cork gathered to host a ‘Welcome Day’ today, Saturday 18th January, to welcome the arrival of the first barrels of whiskey to Irish Distillers’ new Dungourney Warehousing facility. The facility, which has recently had a €100 million investment by Irish Distillers, owners […]