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 […]

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 […]

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