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’ […]

ENVIRONMENT: Cork TD expresses disappointment about US withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

ENVIRONMENT: Cork TD expresses disappointment about US withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

2 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Climate Change, Sean Sherlock TD, has expressed his disappointment at the decision by the United States to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. The announcement was made by US President, Donald Trump, at the White House last evening. Deputy Sherlock commented: ‘’I am really […]

EDUCATION IMPROVES EMPLOYABILITY: CIT and UCC offering Springboard courses for JOBSEEKERS and HOMEMAKERS

EDUCATION IMPROVES EMPLOYABILITY: CIT and UCC offering Springboard courses for JOBSEEKERS and HOMEMAKERS

1 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Free higher education courses will be made available to people in Cork and the wider area as part of this year’s Springboard+ programme, it was announced this week. Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork are among 39 education providers nationwide that have been selected to offer the […]

HOMELESSNESS CRISIS: 3rd Quarterly Progress Report – Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness

HOMELESSNESS CRISIS: 3rd Quarterly Progress Report – Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness

1 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Simon Coveney is currently wearing two hats, he is campaigning for the Fine Gael Leadership contest and is also Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. In his latter capacity he today published the Third Quarterly Progress Report on implementation of “Rebuilding Ireland – an Action Plan for Housing […]

ROYAL VISIT: RNLI President Duke of Kent visits Cork Lifeboat stations to end Irish tour

ROYAL VISIT: RNLI President Duke of Kent visits Cork Lifeboat stations to end Irish tour

1 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The RNLI is headquartered in the UK, and thus has a famous UK public figure as its president – HRH The Duke of Kent KG. The Duke has just finished two days of engagements to Irish lifeboat stations, which saw visits to Lough Derg, Kilrush and Fenit RNLI […]