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 […]

Cork Politicians drop toxic brandname “Irish Water” in favour of “Uisce Eireann”

Cork Politicians drop toxic brandname “Irish Water” in favour of “Uisce Eireann”

17 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The following email arrived in our inbox “Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed news on progress to connect Belgooly to the mains supply in Riverstick.” Quite normal, but then it goes on to say “…In December 2014, Uisce Éireann commenced work on a 500m section of the […]

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

Cork Needs State-Backed Investment to Support Economic Growth and Deliver Housing

14 August 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has appealed to the Government to invest in Cork in order to secure its economic and social development for the future. Following publication this week of the report of the Dublin Housing Supply Task Force, set up […]

Who is Cork’s Carer of the Year?

Who is Cork’s Carer of the Year?

13 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie According to the last Census there are over 22,428 family carers in Cork. The Carers Association is asking people across the county to nominate their chosen carer and recognise their work providing essential care in the home to loved ones, who are often frail, have poor health or […]

Minister Coveney Officially Opens the New Asian Sanctuary at Fota Wildlife Park

Minister Coveney Officially Opens the New Asian Sanctuary at Fota Wildlife Park

10 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The €4.3m 27 acre Asian Sanctuary development at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork was officially opened this afternoon by Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence Simon Coveney TD. The Asian Sanctuary is a 27 acre expansion that is home already to some of the world’s […]

Nurse named as Cork Person is the Month

Nurse named as Cork Person is the Month

7 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Visionary County Cork Nurse, Pat McMahon from Meelin, Newmarket, has been named July Cork Person of the Month to mark his inspirational life and work in India over the past eleven years, especially in his fight against malnutrition. Pat co-founded a free children’s hospital and community malnutrition centre […]

Business Confidence increases in Cork

Business Confidence increases in Cork

5 August 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber’s second quarterly economic trends survey of 2015 paints a positive picture for Cork-based businesses with high levels of business confidence and positive increases in employment amongst the main findings. Confidence figures are strengthened by reported and projected increases in turnover and net profit. Survey findings regarding […]

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