COUNTY CORK: to receive €1.3m from Department of Rural Development for improvements across 15 towns

COUNTY CORK: to receive €1.3m from Department of Rural Development for improvements across 15 towns

4 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Declan Hurley has welcomed the investment of €1,347,826.77 announced for 15 towns across the county under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, from the Department of Rural and Community Development. The announcement was made by the Minister for Rural […]

CORK: Tourism businesses learn about supports to combat Brexit problems

CORK: Tourism businesses learn about supports to combat Brexit problems

3 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie   Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, is launching a series of regional industry briefings and will be meeting with Cork tourism businesses in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on Tuesday 10th October. The tourism authority will provide local tourism industry members with details about its ‘Get Brexit […]

EAST CORK: Fota Adventure Centre opens

EAST CORK: Fota Adventure Centre opens

2 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Another string to the bow at Fota Island Resort – Fota Island Adventure adds an extra layer of excitement to any visit Hidden in the woods along the shoreline of Fota Island, part of the natural surroundings of Fota Island Resort, Fota Island Adventure is the perfect setting […]

EAST CORK: Local TD welcomes news of Spike Island being named Europe’s leading tourist attraction

EAST CORK: Local TD welcomes news of Spike Island being named Europe’s leading tourist attraction

2 October 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has extended his congratulations to Spike Island as it was crowned Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards 2017. Cork County Mayor Declan Hurley attended the awards ceremony at the […]

EAST CORK: Tidy town success for Castletownroche, Cobh, Glounthaune & Youghal – welcomed by Stanton

EAST CORK: Tidy town success for Castletownroche, Cobh, Glounthaune & Youghal – welcomed by Stanton

2 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie David Stanton, Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, has congratulated communities in Cork East Constituency for their success at this year’s Tidy Towns competition sponsored by Supervalu. “Cobh and Youghal were awarded gold medals in categories E and F respectively. […]

CORK TOURISM: Spike Island named’ Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at World Travel Awards

CORK TOURISM: Spike Island named’ Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at World Travel Awards

1 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Fortress Spike Island has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the 2017 World Travel Awards 2017, seeing off a shortlist which included the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and the Colosseum. Spike Island has proven to be a top tourist success following its takeover by […]

TIDY TOWNS: Cork County Council congratulates 2017 winners

TIDY TOWNS: Cork County Council congratulates 2017 winners

26 September 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley and Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, today conveyed their congratulations to all the participants and winners in this year’s National Tidy Towns competition with a record breaking 870 towns and villages competing. Commenting on the Cork successes, […]

HOUSE INFLATION: up 5.3% in COUNTY Cork in last 3 months alone

HOUSE INFLATION: up 5.3% in COUNTY Cork in last 3 months alone

26 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The price of the average three-bed semi in Cork county has risen 5.3% to €150,000 in the last three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, […]

LOCAL AUTHORITY NEWS: CorkCoCo appointed as ‘lead authority’ for Climate Change for 5 county region

LOCAL AUTHORITY NEWS: CorkCoCo appointed as ‘lead authority’ for Climate Change for 5 county region

24 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council appointed as lead authority for the Regional Climate Change Office. Following a rigorous evaluation process, Cork County Council, working with UCC and CIT, has been awarded the role of lead authority for the establishment and management of the Climate Change Office for the Atlantic Seaboard […]