Fancy being a Cork Ambassador?

The Lord Mayor of Cork Mr. John Buttimer has launched the Gathering Volunteer Ambassadors programme. Visitors to some of Ireland’s tourism hot spots will now be receiving an extra warm welcome as Volunteer Gathering Ambassadors take to the streets of Cork, Galway, Killarney, Limerick and Sligo this summer. The Gathering Volunteer Ambassador Programme is running […]

Cork City Council becomes first local authority to back traveller ethnicity

Cork City Council has become the first local authority in the state to support calls for the Traveller Community to be recognised as an ethnic group. This followed councillors voting unanimously, at tonight’s meeting, in favour of a motion tabled by Sinn Fein councillor Mick Nugent which expressed support for the campaign of the Irish […]

Polish man wins Cork City Marathon 2013

** It was a sunny Bank Holiday weekend in Cork, and it the weather is still with us today. Poland’s Bartosz Muzerski won an incredible duel with Clonliffe Harriers Gary O’Hanlon to take the Cork City Marathon by just 23 seconds on Monday morning O’Hanlon was aiming to make it two in eight days following […]

Free wi-fi arrives in Cork City Centre

By David O’Sullivan Free wi-fi internet access is now available in Cork City Centre. The City Council in association with BitBuzz have the service running on Patrick Street, the Grand Parade, Paul Street and the Boardwalk, and other streets will be added in the next few months. The primary users will be tourists and […]

John Mullins appointed Chair of Global Cork Business Forum

Organisers of Cork Rebel Week are pleased to announce that Cork businessman, John Mullins has been appointed as the Chairman for the inaugural Global Cork Economic Forum and Networking Event which will take place on October 17th and 18th as part of Cork Rebel Week. Mullins will chair the steering committee, made up of the […]

Need a Business Loan? Bypass the Banks!

Need a Business Loan? Bypass the Banks!, Ireland’s first Crowd Funding initiative, aimed at connecting businesses looking for funding with people looking to invest, unveiled the first confirmed Cork borrower – Ernest Cantillon, owner of Electric Bar & Restaurant and President of the Cork Business Association. Ernest is using this innovative approach to funding to help finance his latest business venture- […]

Crowd funding comes to Cork [Audio]

Small businesses can now by-pass the bank and grow their business by using investment from ordinary people It’s called “crowd funding” and is made possible by the internet. The Cork launch took place yesterday. So far there have been around 2-thousand investors, supporting 13 businesses in Ireland. Like any investment is does carry risk but […]

Gardai investigate Cork Mortgage fraud

By Crime Correspondent Gardai have carried out a search and arrest operation in Co. Cork as part of an ongoing Fraud investigation. The investigation surrounds alleged fraud in relation to mortgage loans secured on a number of properties in the Munster area. The searches were carried out by detectives attached to the Fraud Investigation […]

UK archives may hold info about burial place of 1916 Irish patriot

By David O’Sullivan The remains of Irish Nationalist Thomas Kent deserve a proper burial in Castlelyons, Co Cork. That’s the view of Cork City Councillors, who are gearing up for the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The Irish Patriot – who gave his name to Kent Train Station – was executed by […]

Beamish and Crawford Street?

By David O’Sullivan South Main Street in Cork will not be renamed as Beamish & Crawford Street. There was a proposal within Cork City Council for a name change for the purposes of Tourism and promoting any re-development of the old brewery site, but the idea has been shot down. Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy […]