Cork water treatment plant needs upgrading

Cork water treatment plant needs upgrading

About 1.3 million people in Ireland are drinking mains tap water which is not safe. Acccording to the Irish Independent 290 treatment plants across the State must be upgraded because they are out of date and can’t produce safe water,e-coli and cryptosporidium and chemicals have been found in tap water In Cork, the EPA says […]

Batt meets top multinational firms in US investments drive

Batt meets top multinational firms in US investments drive

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today [Monday] begins a series of top-level meetings with leading US multinational firms in an effort to draw fresh investments to Ireland. Minister O’Keeffe is visiting 13 firms in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts in the US east coast region. The firms span a […]

Cork man Pearse Cremin 10 years missing

Cork man Pearse Cremin 10 years missing

The family of a a tennis coach who disappeared 10 years ago this week would like to know is he is safe and well. Pearse Cremin from Glasheen Road in Cork City, then aged 28, who would now be 38, disappeared on the 31st of October 31 in the year 2000. A week later the […]

Cork City Ballet presents Swan Lake

Cork City Ballet presents Swan Lake

If you’ve never seen “Swan Lake”, now’s the time! Cork City Ballet is back, and the company’s first full length production of this ballet lays claim to a legacy that extends back to its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1895. But even if you think you know “Swan Lake”, arguably the world’s most beloved […]

Clonakilty to Inchydoney Cycle

Visitors to Inchydoney this afternoon are urged to drive with caution between 2.00 and 5.00pm as a Family Fun Cycle from Clonakilty to Inchydoney and back takes place. The event will be well stewarded, with safety cars at the start and end of the cyclists, and roads are NOT closed off for the event. Stewards […]

Guinness Jazz Awards 2010 announced

Guinness Jazz Awards 2010 announced

The 2010 Guinness Jazz Awards have been announced at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and Herbie Hancock has been unveiled as the recipient of the Guinness Jazz Legend Award, thus joining such luminaries as Jimmy Smith and the late Humphrey Lyttelton. The Guinness Jazz Festival has long played a pivotal role in the development of […]

Cholera in Haiti – 52 Cork volunteers grounded in Ireland

Cholera in Haiti – 52 Cork volunteers grounded in Ireland

An outbreak of cholera in Haiti has resulted in more than 1,500 cases and 200 deaths. The reported cases and deaths have come primarily from the Artibonite region, an area where there was no direct damage from the earthquake, but where there are very vulnerable populations living in impoverished situations. The outbreak of cholera is […]

Cork Charity launched

Cork Charity launched

Today, Saturday 23rd October 2010 Cllr. Jim Daly, Mayor of Cork County officially launchs “Solar Without Frontiers”, a new Cork based Charity set up by a group of engaged energy consultants. The aim of this non-profit organization is to bring much needed solar energy technologies to disadvantaged communities in developing countries. While sunshine is abundant […]

Cork Artists Receive Grants From Arts Council

Cork Artists Receive Grants From Arts Council

Some of Cork’s most talented artists were amongst the country’s most promising writers, musicians, film-makers and dancers this week to receive almost €500,000 in funding from the taxpayer, the Arts Council has announced. A total of 59 individual artists from across the country received the grants as part of the second round of Arts Council’s […]

Investment to reduce water wastage in West Cork schools

Investment to reduce water wastage in West Cork schools

22 October 2010 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 52 west Cork schools have been included in a new programme aimed at improving water conservation, according to Cork South West Fianna Fáil TD Christy O’Sullivan. The works will see funding of €9.75 million being spent around the country on measures to reduce the amount of water used […]

Cork colleges offer accountancy places

Cork colleges offer accountancy places

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA) has announced that there are still places available for its part time course at Cork College of Commerce and Griffith College Cork which service students from throughout Cork and its environs. Cliodhna Kenny, Student Development Executive with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland says […]