Illegal Cigarettes and Tobacco seized in Cork

Illegal Cigarettes and Tobacco seized in Cork

11 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie As part of a national intelligence led operation, Revenue seized over 111,000 cigarettes and 67.5kgs of unstamped roll-your-own tobacco yesterday (10/9/15) in Cork and Dundalk with a retail value of approximately €86,400*. Officers carried out searches, under warrant, of premises on the North side of Cork City and […]

Midleton Food and Drink Festival expands

9 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Midleton Food and Drink Festival has expanded this year to accommodate a huge variety of events and activities planned in the East Cork town. The festival will run for nearly two weeks this year with the main food and drink festival taking place on Saturday, 12 September […]

Proposed merger of Cork’s two Councils is likely to dominate headlines between now and general election

Proposed merger of Cork’s two Councils is likely to dominate headlines between now and general election

8 September 2015 By David O’Sulivan david@TheCork.ie Here at TheCork.ie we like the fact that Cork has two separate Councils. Cork City Council, based in City Hall, Anglesea Street and, quite seperately Cork County Council, based in County Hall (Cork’s first skyscaper), Carrigrohane Road Each Council has a different atmosphere, and different set of staff, […]

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

Construction of Sewerage treatment plant begins in Shanbally

8 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie They used to be called sewerage works, but now they are “wastewater treatment plants”, but regardless of the changing terms today is a good day for Cork Harbour. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, this morning turned the sod to mark the start […]

Might Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur be from Cork?

Might Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur be from Cork?

7 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As part of the nationwide search to find ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’, the three Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork launched a campaign in June to find the best young entrepreneurs in their region in three distinct categories, with a €150,000 investment fund up for grabs. From September […]

Alcohol is good for Cork! – says new report

Alcohol is good for Cork! – says new report

28 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new report by economist Tony Foley, ‘the Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Tourism’, commissioned for the Support Your Local campaign has concluded that the hospitality sector is a significant component of the tourism infrastructure in Cork, with 975 pubs, 65 hotel bars and 275 fully licenced […]

New busses for popular Mahon Point route

New busses for popular Mahon Point route

25 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Bus Éireann officially launched its sleek new double decker buses in Mahon Point last week with the help of local employees, and local school children. This year, the company has increased its Cork fleet to 154 – which includes fifteen new double deck buses, five new commuter coaches, […]

Kearys Cork secures exclusive rights for BMW electric cars

Kearys Cork secures exclusive rights for BMW electric cars

25 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What has happened? Kearys was today unveiled as the exclusive agent in Munster to supply and support BMW’s range of electric vehicles, the award-winning BMW i models. Were any famous people involved? Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney T.D., an avid electric vehicle supporter […]

Youghal to get €12.5m Wastewater Treatment Plant

Youghal to get €12.5m Wastewater Treatment Plant

19 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and waste water services throughout Ireland, has signed a contract with EPS and Sorensen Civil Engineering Joint Venture for the construction of a new €12.5 million wastewater treatment plant in Youghal, Co. Cork, as part of […]

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