[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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