Woman dies in Skibbereen Road Traffic Collission

Gardai in Skibbereen, West Cork are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N71 Skibbereen by pass at approximately 1.45am this morning. A female passenger in her 20’s was fatally injured when the car she was travelling in lost control. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body […]

Cork figures from National Housing Construction Index

Cork figures from National Housing Construction Index

The latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued by Link2Plans (www.link2plans.com) illustrates the continued decline in planning applications and housing construction activity across Cork. The National Housing Construction Index measures every submitted Planning Application and Planning Commencement from January to February 2013. The Index gives a direct comparison with the exact […]

Department of Transport reacts to Tit Bonhomme sinking report

The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has today published its response to the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme.**** ** ** The purpose of an MCIB report is to investigate a marine incident, and to make recommendations to the Minister in order to prevent a recurrence. The […]

Cobh to mark Titanic’s 101st Anniversary with crystal bowls

Cobh to mark Titanic’s 101st Anniversary with crystal bowls

As Cobh prepares to mark the anniversary of the RMS Titanic visit to Cork on 11 April 2013, a stunning collection of crystal bowls, in the likeness of those on board the luxury liner, will be cut by master craftsmen in Cobh. The Titanic Experience , Cobh’s permanent visitor attraction in Cork, has commissioned the […]

Cork to host Novelty mini olympics

Cork to host Novelty mini olympics

The World Mini Games 2013 will take place in Cork,Ireland from the 23rd to the 25th of August and registration for the events has started to open. Featuring over 30 sports, the 2nd Irish Sports Summit, a Sport and Leisure Expo and an International Corporate Golf Tournament, Cork is set to welcome thousands of sports […]

Bandon Easter Commemoration deemed a success – says SF

Bandon Easter Commemoration deemed a success – says SF

The freezing winds and heavy rain could not deter the large crowd who gathered for the Annual Bandon Easter commemoration which took place at the republican plot in St Patrick’s cemetery on Sunday last. A sea of umbrellas made up the procession that followed the Bandon and District Pipe band.Local councillor Rachel McCarthy and Aengus […]

City Hall turns Blue for World Autism Day

City Hall turns Blue for World Autism Day

Lord Mayor of Cork City Cllr John Buttimer has welcomed plans by Cork City Council to turn Cork City Hall Blue in recognition of International Autism Day on the 2nd of August. Cllr Buttimer, a clinical psychologist said that it was important to focus attention on Autism because of the increasing number of children being […]

Spike Island is still open – says County Council

Spike Island is still open – says County Council

Cork County Council is providing a special discounted offer to Visitors during 2013. Visitors can travel to the Island from as little as €8 per adult / €5 per child. To encourage visitors to travel to Spike Island during 2013 there will be no fee to enter Spike Island or Fort Mitchel with the only […]

SF wants NI Referendum says Spokesman in Cork

By David O’Sullivan david@thecork.ie Sinn Fein has re-iterated its desire for a “Border Poll” Various party members have been speaking at Easter Rising Commerations across Ireland and have used the opportunity to raise the issue. In Belfast Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald said a poll – under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement – […]

XFactor rolls into Cork

Around 250 X-Factor hopefuls turned up in Cork City today to attend a mobile audition session. The even ran from 10am to 3pm in the Imperial Hotel on the South Mall , and the producers are considering coming back to Cork next weekend. Queues were shorter than in previous years, and ratings of the UK […]