AUDIO: Maritime maps on display

1st December 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie People interested in the history of Cork City and Harbour have the chance to view historic maps, charts and plans this week. A free exhibition with rare maps from the 1700’s onwards has gone on display at the “Ivan Wolfe Gallery” in Monkstown. The exhibition includes rare […]

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

26 September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork businessman George Barter of Barter’s Travel agency on Patrick Street has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Portugal with responsibility for Cork City and County. While most countries already have an Embassy in Dublin, many such as Portugal choose to cement their presence in Ireland […]

Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per […]

[Audio] Lusitania plans taking shape in Cork

12th August 201 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Plans to mark the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania NEXT YEAR are progressing. May 7th 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of the World War I tragedy Almost 2000 people lost their lives back in 1915 when the passenger liner was torpedoed by a German U-Boat. […]

AUDIO: Final Mayor of Cobh elected – Local Govt reform is abolishing Town Councils

AUDIO: Final Mayor of Cobh elected – Local Govt reform is abolishing Town Councils

18 June 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Town Council’s across County Cork and the rest of the Country are electing their final Mayor’s this month. It’s because under local government reform Minister Phil Hogan will abolish all of Ireland’s 82 town councils next Summer. Town Council’s are the lowest rung of democracy, and there […]

Cork County Council loses another function

16 July 2012 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Editorial: Councils across Ireland are voting themselves out of existence as their race to become like the Seanad. Cork County Council already dumped its waste collection business. It will lose water to “Irish Water”, and now it has lost its role in waste collection permits. A QUANGO called […]

Cork City Council and County Council released reports on the floods

Cork City Council and County Council released reports on the floods

10 July 2012 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Both Cork City Council and County Council yesterday released their reports on the floods of Thursday, June 28th 2012. The County’s 23-page document focuses on Douglas, Glanmire and Clonakilty while the City’s 11-page report looks at Blackpool and Ballyvolane. Many Northside Cllrs feel that Ballyvolane isin’t getting the […]

Travelling/Mobile Commissioner for Oaths service now available in Cork

Travelling/Mobile Commissioner for Oaths service now available in Cork

5 June 2012 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork businessman David O’Sullivan has launched an innovative travelling/mobile service for his role as a Commissioner for Oaths. The service makes life easier for anybody who needs to have legal documentation witnessed/executed. Mr O’Sullivan said, “You may have a document that needs the signature from a Commissioner of Oaths, Peace […]

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