Best Peace Commissioners in Cork

Best Peace Commissioners in Cork

29 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What is a Peace Commissioner? There are many titles for people who sign legal documents. A commonly encountered one is Peace Commissioner. The powers of a Peace Commissioner are: Taking statutory declarations Witnessing signatures on documents of required by various authorities Signing certificates and orders under various Acts […]

WINDY CROSSER: 80 jobs as offshore wind brings economic boost to Cork

WINDY CROSSER: 80 jobs as offshore wind brings economic boost to Cork

28 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie From Boatyard to Ballroom, to wind turbine service centre – Crosshaven secures welcome investment Smooth country singer ‘Gentleman Jim Reeves’ (1923-1964) came to Ireland in 1963. One of the venues he played in was Crosshaven’s famous, Majorca Ballroom which opened that very year. A poster from the era […]

AWARDS: Someone from Cork could be the Gala ‘Inspirational Person of the Year’ for 2020

AWARDS: Someone from Cork could be the Gala ‘Inspirational Person of the Year’ for 2020

28 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The search is on for Ireland’s inspirational county heroes who have changed your life or the lives of people in your local community Gala Retail has teamed up with Virgin Media to search for inspirational heroes in Cork; those individuals who have made Ireland a better place with […]

COBH, EAST CORK: Branded windbreakers improve aesthetics of Al Fresco dining

COBH, EAST CORK: Branded windbreakers improve aesthetics of Al Fresco dining

28 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 20 windbreakers, with a special Cobh branded design, funded by Cork County Council’s Project ACT, have been delivered to cafés, bars and restaurants in Cobh to facilitate outdoor dining in the town. The branding was created by Cobh & Harbour Chamber and Cobh Tourism and the wind breakers were […]

100 new jobs at Cork Tech Firm ‘Workvivo’

100 new jobs at Cork Tech Firm ‘Workvivo’

25 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Taoiseach Micheál Martin makes announcement during visit to global headquarters in Cork Irish tech company Workvivo – which is based in Exham House, next to the Fingerpost Roundabout, Douglas, Cork – has today announced plans to create 100 new jobs with support from Enterprise Ireland. Workvivo has experienced […]

BUSINESS NEWS: ‘Port of Cork Company’ appoints new Eoin McGettigan as new Chief Executive

BUSINESS NEWS: ‘Port of Cork Company’ appoints new Eoin McGettigan as new Chief Executive

25 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Port of Cork Company is making the announcement that has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive of the company. Eoin replaces Brendan Keating who retired recently after 18 years of service as CEO. Newly Appointed Chief Executive of the Port of Cork Company Eoin McGettigan. […]

Basil, not Fawlty

Basil, not Fawlty

24 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork’s family-owned, Basil Food Market & Deli in Ballintemple, swung into action this March as COVID19 hit by launching an online platform. The platform is called BASIL.IE and it was launched within one week of lockdown. They have since established a strong and loyal in-store and online following […]

What went wrong at KBC Bank?

What went wrong at KBC Bank?

24 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “KBC’s unconscionable conduct highlights a need for accountability in banking” – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, TD for Cork South-Central, today reacting to news that KBC Bank has been handed down a €18.3 million fine by the Central Bank, for grave breaches which damaged over 3,700 […]

Holly Cairns TD seeks further funding for rural villages

Holly Cairns TD seeks further funding for rural villages

24 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Social Democrats TD for Cork South-West, Holly Cairns, has called on the Department of Community and Rural Development and the Islands to extend funding for rural areas and provide specific investment for villages. Speaking in the Dáil last week, Holly said: “The Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which […]

Victory for Ballymaloe Foods at Great Taste international awards

Victory for Ballymaloe Foods at Great Taste international awards

23 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie What is Ballymaloe Foods? The company has 33 staff and 18 products and exports into the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and the US and its products include relishes, mayonnaise, pasta sauces and dressings. Three of Ballymaloe’s Foods products have been awarded stars at this year’s prestigious Great […]

FOOD AWARDS: 3 Gold stars for Free Range Irish Whole Goose from Skeaghanore West Cork Farm

FOOD AWARDS: 3 Gold stars for Free Range Irish Whole Goose from Skeaghanore West Cork Farm

23 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Aldi Ireland has won 52 titles at the 2020 Great Taste Awards, including the highest possible three gold stars award for its Specially Selected West of Ireland Lamb Guard of Honour with Rosemary and Garlic Salt Rub (€22.99/kg), Specially Selected Free Range Irish Whole Goose, winning the title […]

JAMES BOND’s CORK CONNECTION? ‘Irish International Trading Corporation’ is a real 100-year old business

JAMES BOND’s CORK CONNECTION? ‘Irish International Trading Corporation’ is a real 100-year old business

23 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The world of fiction contains many company names. If you like James Bond films then you may be familiar with ‘Universal Exports’ it acts as a front for the offices of the Secret Service. The suave 007 is often seen visiting his boss in the non-descript offices of […]