[Audio] “Floods Minister” invited to Cork

5th August 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork Business Association says it supports the idea of inviting the Minister responsible for flooding to visit Cork. Earlier today Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer officially wrote to the Minister of State for the OPW Simon Harris The Government and the Office of Public Works have committed […]

[Audio] West Cork town that lost credit union now has service again

1st August 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A new credit union opens in Castletownbere this morning. Bantry Credit Union Ltd are opening a sub-office in Castletownbere after much co-operation between Bantry Credit Union and the liquidator of Berehaven Credit Union. This new credit union opens at 10am and is 100 percent independent from the now […]

[Audio] Castletownbere to get new Credit Union?

31st July 2014, 7pm By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie There have been positive developments in Castetownbere, West Cork where the Berehaven Credit Union was forced to close last week following a high court order appointing a liquidator. The Central Bank have today confirmed that cheques are being sent to depositors returning their savings, thanks to the […]

[Audio] 1st award for 10 day old Kingsley

31st July 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The New Kingsley Hotel has won an award.Flooded in 2009 it re-opened 10 days ago employing more than 100 people.It’s part of the Fota Collection which also includes the Fota Island Resort, and Jacques Restaurant. https://twitter.com/TheCork_ie/status/491143548243566593/photo/1 A few days ago we visited the Kinglsey Hotel and had a tour […]

Revenue Seizes Cigarettes and Tobacco in Cork City

31st July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaime@TheCork.ie In an intelligence-led operation, code-named “Church”, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service, backed up by An Garda Síochána, seized 41,000 cigarettes and 27kgs of tobacco with a retail value of €32,000 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €25,000 on the north side of Cork city last night The ‘MG’, ‘Golden […]

[Audio] Old Head Golf links reports boost in Business following Fota Irish Open

25th July 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Management of one the world’s leading golf courses have reported a “risk rise in bookings and enquiries from overseas tourists since the hosting of the Irish Open tournament in Cork last month. The Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale which employs 200 people in peak season have stated […]

[Audio] Pavillion music venue closes

22nd July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The well known Cork venue The Pavilion has closed. Over the years the Carey’s lane pub hosted gigs by Franz Ferdinand and Mike Scott and many others but yesterday the “Pav” suddenly announced on twitter they were closing with immediate effect. No reason was given but venue managers […]

[Audio] Kingsley Hotel reopens

21st July 2014, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The @KingsleyHotel in #Cork reopens today pic.twitter.com/1F9GK4yE1X — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) July 21, 2014 It’s located on the south side of Cork’s River Lee: the 4-star 131-bedroomed Kingsley re-opens today.The Hotel was flooded in 2009 and guests had to be evacuated, since that time adjacent Apartments re-opened […]

[Audio] Travel the Wild Atlantic Way…. by Bus? Yes you can!

16th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Bus Eireann is promoting the bus as a means of traveling the Wild Atlantic Way. The 2,500 kilometre tourist route stretches from Kinsale to Donegal, and already Failte Ireland are promoting it as a driving route for tourists who have their own, or rented cars. Now, Bus Eireann […]