Macra’s FBD Capers Title Stays in Cork

Macra’s FBD Capers Title Stays in Cork

9 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The All-Ireland final of Macra’s variety entertainment contest, the FBD Capers competition, took place in the Mallow Youth Centre, Cork, last Saturday night, the 6th February, hosted by Avondhu Macra. Donoughmore Macra, Muskerry, Cork took home the top title on the night thereby keeping the title in Cork […]

Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury (who used to have a holiday home in East Cork) is back in Ireland

Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury (who used to have a holiday home in East Cork) is back in Ireland

8 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie With a career spanning almost seventy five years, over sixty motion pictures, five Tony Awards, star of the longest-running detective drama series in TV history, the elderly well known actress Angela Lansbury has – in recent years – been spotted occasionally in Ballycotton where she had a holiday […]

130 organisations benefit from Cork County Council Arts grants

130 organisations benefit from Cork County Council Arts grants

8 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has this week announced arts funding to over 130 arts organisations and individual artists in the County. Arts Grants totaling €154,000 were approved by Cork County Council at its meeting on February 8th. This year’s County Council Arts Grants allocations will support the work of […]

Cork golf on ‘par’ with the best – at PGA Show in Florida

Cork golf on ‘par’ with the best – at PGA Show in Florida

4 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Tourism Ireland’s golf promotional programme for 2016 kicked off last week in Orlando, Florida. Twelve (12) golf tourism operators from around the island of Ireland, as well as three American golf tour operators, joined Tourism Ireland at the PGA Golf Merchandise Show in Orlando, to highlight our world-class […]

There’s a brand of Crisps called “Corkers” but you can’t buy them in Cork… yet

There’s a brand of Crisps called “Corkers” but you can’t buy them in Cork… yet

3 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A Google search for “Cork” can bring up some surprising results. Most will relate to the wonderful southern City of Cork, Ireland and others will relate to the Southern County of the same name. But, there are also other results that pop up on the internet. Firstly, there […]

Three Cork Off-Licences win at the 2016 National Off-Licence Association Awards

Three Cork Off-Licences win at the 2016 National Off-Licence Association Awards

3 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Three Cork off-licences have won three awards at the National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) 2016 Annual Off-Licence Awards. The ceremony took place at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin. The association also called on the Government to move swiftly and introduce the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Now in […]

Should the Irish State buy back Ireland’s only Oil Refinery from a Conoco Phillips?

Should the Irish State buy back Ireland’s only Oil Refinery from a Conoco Phillips?

2 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan has said that the state should compulsorily buy back the Whitegate Refinery in Cork Harbour which was sold to Conoco Philips in 2002 for €100m in a deal which included the Whiddy Island storage facility and a Dublin office block. Cllr. […]

Cork County Mayor holds reception for Special Olympics Athletes

Cork County Mayor holds reception for Special Olympics Athletes

2 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea hosted a Mayoral Reception on Monday, February 1st in County Hall recognising the incredible achievements of Cork athletes at the 2015 Special Olympic World Summer Games. In total Team Ireland returned home with 82 medals and 41 Placement […]

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

6,626 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote

2 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks away. If the election is held at the end of February, as widely expected, the deadline for inclusion […]

4G, 3G, and even older GSM coverage is still poor in parts of Co Cork

4G, 3G, and even older GSM coverage is still poor in parts of Co Cork

2 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan has said comments by the Communications Regulator last week on mobile phone coverage in Ireland defy the reality being experienced in town across the country. Deputy Moynihan said “it’s very worrying if ComReg are of the view that all is well […]

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