EAST CORK: Youth Film Festival in Youghal

EAST CORK: Youth Film Festival in Youghal

18 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Film Festival – Ireland’s first and largest film festival – has announced a new partnership in 2019 with the First Cut! Youth Film Festival, a successful four-day festival which is celebrating its 10th outing and takes place in Youghal, Co Cork in early March. As part of […]

Cork-Dublin Train Passenger Journeys Highest on record in 2018

Cork-Dublin Train Passenger Journeys Highest on record in 2018

4 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Strong Growth recorded on Cork/Midleton Cork/Cobh remains stable A total of 3.46 million passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin/Cork rail line in 2018, the highest ever figures recorded on the route. This represents a 10% increase on 2017. Strong growth was also recorded on the Cork/Midleton route […]

Trade Union trouble for Pfizer in Cork

Trade Union trouble for Pfizer in Cork

31 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie SIPTU members working in the Pfizer pharmaceutical plants in Ringaskiddy and Little Island, in Cork today served notice of industrial action in a dispute over a company proposal to change the existing pension scheme without agreement. SIPTU Organiser, Ray Mitchell, said: “Since 2014, SIPTU members have continually sought […]

EAST CORK GREENWAY: Converting former rail line to walkway – but… many want a modern railway instead to reduce road congestion

EAST CORK GREENWAY: Converting former rail line to walkway – but… many want a modern railway instead to reduce road congestion

14 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has described the decision by Cork County Council to tarmac over the Youghal-Midleton railway as a “serious blow to the region”. Cork County Councillors today voted unanimously in favour of a greenway proposal for Youghal – Midleton. The plan involves using the disused […]

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

Please visit the Library – membership is free, and now there are no fines for late returns either

12 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie With fines abolished in all libraries since January 1st 2019, County Cork residents are being encouraged to make a New Year’s Resolution to reconnect with their local library. From January 1st, library members do not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be […]

SOCIAL PICS: Kearys BMW launches new 3 series in Style at Brown Thomas Cork

SOCIAL PICS: Kearys BMW launches new 3 series in Style at Brown Thomas Cork

10 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Kearys BMW were delighted to preview the all new BMW 3 series at a special event in Brown Thomas Cork with customers, friends and special guests Paolo Alves, Managing Director, BMW Ireland and brand Ambassadors Pippa O’Connor Ormond and Keith Barry. Speaking on behalf of Kearys BMW, Bill […]

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree for free?

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree for free?

9 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites providing Free Christmas Tree Drop-off Services in January All of Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites are drop off centres for Christmas Trees. Trees are free of charge up to January 31st 2019. Where to take your old Christmas tree Macroom Civic […]

Junior Minister Stanton Welcomes Summer Works Funding for Local Schools

Junior Minister Stanton Welcomes Summer Works Funding for Local Schools

19 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Five schools based in Cork East Constituency have been successful in securing funding under the Summer Works Scheme according to Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton. This scheme is operated by the Department of Education and […]

EAST CORK: €500,000 grant will improve Youghal Eco Boardwalk

EAST CORK: €500,000 grant will improve Youghal Eco Boardwalk

18 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council welcomes the allocation of €500,000 from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018 for the Youghal Eco Boardwalk. This amount is the maximum amount available under this scheme. This funding will enable Cork County Council to continue this […]