Students freed from overturned bus near Fermoy, Co Cork

Students freed from overturned bus near Fermoy, Co Cork

14 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It happened around 8.20am, when a bus sub-contracted by Bus Eieann for its school transport services was travelling on the road from Pound Cross, Rathcormac to Ballyhooly. The Bus operated by Glenferry Coaches lef the road while it was enroute to several post primary schools in Fermoy. The […]

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 […]

Kathleen Lynch WILL run for Labour Party in Cork North Central

Kathleen Lynch WILL run for Labour Party in Cork North Central

11 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie File photo of Kathleen Lynch TD (Lab) Labour TD Kathleen Lynch has been selected as the Party’s candidate for Cork North Central in the forthcoming general election. Speaking at her selection convention last night Deputy Lynch said: “I have been privileged to serve the people of Cork as […]

Free Blood Pressure Roadshow coming to Cork

Free Blood Pressure Roadshow coming to Cork

11 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Often silent and symptomless, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) warned that half a million adults in Ireland don’t know they have high blood pressure and run the risk of a life threatening event such as heart attack or stroke unless they get it checked. The warning came as […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Motorcyclist dies in Kilworth crash

Motorcyclist dies in Kilworth crash

23 August 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Gardaí at Fermoy are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occured yesterday afternoon, Saturday 22nd August 2015 at 4 p.m. A male motorcyclist (41 years) was fatally injured when his motorcycle collided with a car. The collision occurred at Ballinrush, Kilworth, Co. Cork. The motorcyclist was pronounced […]

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