Simon Coveney welcomes home L.É. Niamh to Cork

Simon Coveney welcomes home L.É. Niamh to Cork

2 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie After a successful 12 week deployment to assist in the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, the Irish Naval vessel L.É. Niamh returned today (Friday) to the Naval Base and Dockyard, Haulbowline in Cork. L.É. Niamh was the second naval vessel to be deployed to the Mediterranean to assist […]

Low VAT rate creates 2,500 Cork jobs – says Restaurants Association

Low VAT rate creates 2,500 Cork jobs – says Restaurants Association

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie According to a report published by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, 2,520 new jobs in the Food, Tourism and Hospitality sectors have been created in Cork since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011. Speaking about the launch of the Report and the success […]

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has called for both Cork City and County councils to draw down the sizeable sums of money that has been allocated to them to tackle the housing crisis. Deputy Buttimer’s calls came as he welcomed news that the Department is […]

More infrastructure investment needed for Cork region – Ibec

More infrastructure investment needed for Cork region – Ibec

25 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today urged the Government to address the critical need for infrastructure investment in the Cork region. At a recent meeting between Ibec’s Regional Executive Committee and elected representatives in Cork, a number of key challenges facing business in Cork were identified. […]

Want to rent a home in Cork? €794 is now the average rent

Want to rent a home in Cork? €794 is now the average rent

23 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The average rent for all dwellings in the private rented sector in Co. Cork in Quarter 2, 2015, and which were registered with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) was €794. This was up €11 when compared to the average rent in Q1, 2015, when the amount was […]

Cork Regional Chambers elect Maura Hunter as Chair

Cork Regional Chambers elect Maura Hunter as Chair

18 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie At its Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 17th of September in Clonakilty, Cork Regional Chambers elected Ms. Maura Hunter of Mallow Chamber as Chair for the coming year. Speaking after her election Ms. Hunter expressed her thanks to outgoing Chairman Brian Curtis of Cobh and Harbour Chamber […]

Statue of Sonia O’Sullivan to be unveiled in Cobh

Statue of Sonia O’Sullivan to be unveiled in Cobh

15 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland has few statues Foreign visitors to Ireland often notice a lack of patriotic statues. There are holy statues of course, but few statues of people who lived in the past few hundred years. There are historical reasons for this, related to Ireland’s independence story, and the sometimes […]

Cork based Musgrave Group now selling Car and Home insurance

Cork based Musgrave Group now selling Car and Home insurance

15 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Cork based Musgrave Group, which is behind the SuperValu and Centra franchises, has expanded into offering Car and Home insurance policies. This follows on from the launch of Travel insurance in November 2014. Listeners to RTE Radio 1 this week will have heard an advert for SuperValu […]

Cork parents paying up to €200 in ‘voluntary contributions’ to schools

Cork parents paying up to €200 in ‘voluntary contributions’ to schools

14 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Over a quarter of parents in Ireland (28%) are expected to pay more than €200 per child in primary school voluntary contributions, new research by Bytek Managed Print Specialists, in association with Epson, has revealed. As parents many struggle with the costs of sending their children to school […]

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