CORK CITY COUNCIL: welcomes first boundary extension since 1965

CORK CITY COUNCIL: welcomes first boundary extension since 1965

9 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council welcomes the Expert Group Report on the future of local government in Cork city and county, which recommends keeping two seperate councils, and expending the City’s territory Cork City Council has welcomed the publication today by Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon […]

POLITICS: Compromise on local authority merger makes sense for Cork City and County – says Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin

POLITICS: Compromise on local authority merger makes sense for Cork City and County – says Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin

9 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork South Central TD, Micheál Martin has welcomed the “ditching” of the proposed merger of Cork City and County Councils by the Government. “For nearly two years, I have been warning that this proposal would be bad for Cork, and bad for the entire South West region. “Common […]

BOUNDARY EXTENSION FOR CORK CITY? Housing Minister Simon Coveney to unveil Mackinnon Report into possible merger or boundary extension of Cork City Council and Cork County Council

BOUNDARY EXTENSION FOR CORK CITY? Housing Minister Simon Coveney to unveil Mackinnon Report into possible merger or boundary extension of Cork City Council and Cork County Council

9 June 2017, 10am By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Housing Minister Simon Coveney to unveil long awaited Mackinnon Report this morning All will be revealed at 11am when Minister Coveney unveils the report which had been due to be published two months ago, but had to wait until after the Fine Gael leadership contest concluded evidently. […]

ENVIRONMENT: Accident at Poolbeg incinerator proves hazards of incineration – warns Ringaskiddy, Co Cork anti-incinerator group ‘CHASE’

ENVIRONMENT: Accident at Poolbeg incinerator proves hazards of incineration – warns Ringaskiddy, Co Cork anti-incinerator group ‘CHASE’

8 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie An accident has occurred at the Covanta operated Poolbeg incinerator last night in Dublin (Wed 7 June) which resulted in the hospitalisation of 11 workers. Reports indicate the cause of the incident was an uncontrolled cloud of lime released inside the flue gas treatment area, which breached a […]

CORK FARMING: Seandun Macra na Feirme Region celebrates 60th Year

CORK FARMING: Seandun Macra na Feirme Region celebrates 60th Year

6 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This month marks the 60th year since the formation of the Seandun Macra na Feirme Region. To mark the occassion, former Seandun Chairperson and historian Jim Fitzgerald, Knockraha, gives a recount of the formation of the Seandun Macra region. In 1944, Steven Cullinane and a group of other […]

CORK TOURISM: Stats confirm that Fota Wildlife Park & Blarney Castle are Cork’s most popular FEE PAYING attractions. While, Doneraile Wildlife Park & Crawford Art Gallery are most popular FREE attractions

CORK TOURISM: Stats confirm that Fota Wildlife Park & Blarney Castle are Cork’s most popular FEE PAYING attractions. While, Doneraile Wildlife Park & Crawford Art  Gallery are most popular FREE attractions

5 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland’s Most Popular Visitor Attractions Revealed  A year of strong growth reflected as Fáilte Ireland publishes list of the nation’s best performing tourism attractions in 2016 Fáilte Ireland, today, have published their annual list of Ireland’s top visitor attractions with most attractions registering strong growth reflecting the strong […]

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: German Journalist discovers Co Cork by Campervan

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: German Journalist discovers Co Cork by Campervan

5 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie  German journalist and campervan enthusiasts explore the Wild Atlantic Way German journalist Heinz Bück has been exploring Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way by campervan. He is accompanied by a small group of fellow campervan enthusiasts, who are here to soak up the spectacular scenery and the wealth […]

IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST: Failte Ireland promotes FOOD TOURISM in East Cork

IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST: Failte Ireland promotes FOOD TOURISM in East Cork

3 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie  “Food tells a powerful story of the region, connects locals and visitors alike with the culture and the history of the area, and lies at the heart of truly memorable experiences.” More than 30 members of the Food Tourism Development Network – comprised of Fáilte Ireland ‘Food Champions’ […]