CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

CORK CITY COUNCIL v CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: Latest COUNTY Council city boundary proposal should be IGNORED – says Cork Green Party

6 August 2017, Sunday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has urged the body established to oversee the extension of Cork City Council to ignore the latest submission by Cork County Council. Last week, the government published the terms of reference for the Cork Local Government Implementation Oversight Group. The group is […]

Cobh is “One of Western Europe’s best cruise destinations” – according to Cruise Critic

Cobh is “One of Western Europe’s best cruise destinations” – according to Cruise Critic

4 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie For the second year running Cobh has been ranked second favourite cruise destination in the British Isles and Western Europe in the 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. Cruise Critic is the world’s leading cruise review site and online cruise community and the awards name the best […]

PICS: Honda competition will award €5k to a Cork Community Project

PICS: Honda competition will award €5k to a Cork Community Project

4 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Powering Local Dreams is in association with Johnson and Perrott Honda Mahon Point, Kevin O’Leary Honda Bandon & Silversprings, and Hurley Bros Honda Skibbereen, your local Cork Honda dealers. The competition will award €5,000 to a community project. The company said: At Honda, we’ve been here in Ireland […]

RETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELAND: 7 Cork Retailers in Ireland’s Top100 Stores

RETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELAND: 7 Cork Retailers in Ireland’s Top100 Stores

1 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Seven Cork businesses have been named among the Top100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland. Cork City retailers Compu b, Lifestyle Sports, Patrick Street, Sketchers, Specsavers and Miss Daisy Blue, Mellerick Pharmacy, Fermoy and O Crualaoi Delicatessen, Ballincollig have made […]

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party has welcomed plans for an area-based approach to the expanded Cork City Council after 2019, but warned that these must be more than toothless local committees. The party expects there will be six local areas in the expanded city, including a city centre ward. Plans […]

HERITAGE: Cork County Council launches publication: 1916-2016 Commemorating the Centenary in the County of Cork

30 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 2016, a centenary year in the county of Cork, was a yearlong undertaking by Cork County Council and the people of County Cork, in commemorating the defining year of 1916, reflecting on the past one hundred years, and looking to the future of Ireland with pride. Over 500 […]

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

29 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Centenary Commemoration of 1916 was a tremendous success in the County of Cork, as it was across the entire nation. In response to the heightened sense of shared identity that was established in 2016, and in respect of the breadth of cultural activity and public engagement that […]

ANOTHER BUILDING BOOM? 742 buildings now under construction in Cork

ANOTHER BUILDING BOOM? 742 buildings now under construction in Cork

26 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Residential construction has increased by 36% year-on-year, according to the latest edition of GeoView published today by GeoDirectory. A total of 5,966 buildings were classified as being under construction in the GeoDirectory database in June 2017, compared with the June 2016 figure of 4,375. Dublin continues to account […]

EAST CORK: Ballycotton RNLI in 14-hour callout to yacht in difficulty 60 miles off Cork coast

EAST CORK: Ballycotton RNLI in 14-hour callout to yacht in difficulty 60 miles off Cork coast

23 July 2017, Sunday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat early yesterday (Saturday 22 July) at 9.28am following a request from Falmouth coastguard who reported the activation of an EPIRB (an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) approximately sixty miles off the Cork coast. The three person crew of the 40ft yacht […]