IBEC wants Cork City boundary to be extended

10 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ibec Cork, the group that represents many businesses, today met with the local government review committee and called for the boundary of Cork city to be extended to incorporate the suburbs to create a local authority area of 200,000 people. Additionally, the group warned that now is not […]

Ringaskiddy Maritime Colllege collects award (again!)

9 April 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) has been recognised for its excellence at the 2015 Irish Logistics and Transport Awards Ceremony, for the second year in succession, for its Bachelor of Business degree in Supply Chain and Transport Management. The NMCI was also nominated for the […]

Large Prize Bonds winner in Cork

29 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This week’s Prize Bond Star prize of €50,000.00 goes to lucky Prize Bond number HF643024 held in County Cork. The lucky bond was purchased in 2007. There were over 7,000 prizes awarded in this week’s Prize Bond Draw, amounting to over €420,000. In addition to a €1 MILLION […]

Cork City Council is ‘workplace of the year’

29 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The winners of the inaugural Smarter Travel Awards were announced this week with the Cork City Council being announced as business travel workplace of the year. Partners of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus programme from around the country submitted entries to the awards competition […]

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

Sinn Féin opposed to County and City Council Merger

24 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie It appears that Cork City Council and Cork County Council will merge, and it will happen in the next 4 years. That means the local election of 2014 could have been the last where there were two authorities. Yesterday, there was a presentation for County Councillors in […]

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

72% cuts to LEADER funding affecting Co Cork

24 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie It has emerged that Cork communities are being hit with savage cuts amounting to nearly 72% under the LEADER programme. Fianna Fail TD in Co Cork Michael Moynihan has described it as yet another attack on Cork communities at a time when they can least afford it. […]

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

Tourism Ireland to market Cork in Cardiff

24 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed a decision by Tourism Ireland to co-fund a campaign to market Cork in Cardiff, in advance of the beginning of the new Cork- Cardiff air route in June, 2015. “Representatives from Tourism Ireland […]

Audi Cork Service team in running at Twin Cup competition

Audi Cork Service team in running at Twin Cup competition

23 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Audi Cork, and two other Audi Service teams from across the country, will compete at the very first national final of the Audi Twin Cup later this week. The competition recognises excellence among Audi’s service advisers and technicians by testing their diagnostics and repair competence, and their ability […]

Ó Laoghaire welcomes Douglas pay parking changes

19 March 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed the decision to introduce 30 free minutes for on street parking in Douglas. “We have been pushing for quite some time to get some relief as regards pay parking for Douglas. Despite the support of the local Councillors on the Municipal District, […]

KBC Bank have a branch in Cork

18 March 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie We must admit here at TheCork.ie that we don’t know much about KBC Bank. Honestly, if you asked us to name banks we would have said. AIB Bank of Ireland Permament TSB and then stopped! But KBC Bank, in fairness, do have a branch in the City Centre, […]

Dublin getting lions share of new jobs

Dublin getting lions share of new jobs

19 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning said that the just-released Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) quarterly bulletin provides information and analysis that should ring alarm bells in Cork. The trade union-based institute are claiming that 94% of last year’s newly-created 29,000 jobs were based in […]

Munster Rugby helping with Internet safety

Munster Rugby helping with Internet safety

18 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Munster Rugby team are lining-out behind Trend Micro and tackling internet safety by supporting their 2015 “What’s Your Story?” video and poster competition. The competition will award up to €7,000 in prizes to young movie-makers and artists who share their learnings with those going online for […]