INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Port of Cork sign trade sister port agreement with ‘Port of Xiamen, China’

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Port of Cork sign trade sister port agreement with ‘Port of Xiamen, China’

18 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Port of Cork and the Port of Xiamen today formally signed a Sister Port Agreement in order to jointly promote freight, the cruise business, logistics and other business opportunities within the two ports. The agreement will help to strengthen the understanding and long-term cooperation between the two […]

BUSINESS: Cork based ‘SuperValu’ franchise will sell €32m of Irish potatoes this season

BUSINESS: Cork based ‘SuperValu’ franchise will sell €32m of Irish potatoes this season

17 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie SuperValu, which is based in Cork, has today announced that it expects to sell €32 million in home grown Irish potatoes this season. “Our new season potatoes are grown by Wexford brothers, John and Chris Fortune, second generation farmers based in Kilmore, Co. Wexford.” As long-standing suppliers to […]

RURAL TRANSPORT: New public 7-day bus service between Kinsale and Clonakilty begins on Monday – Route 253

RURAL TRANSPORT: New public 7-day bus service between Kinsale and Clonakilty begins on Monday – Route 253

15 July 2017, Saturday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A new seven day return bus services, operating five times daily, will run between Kinsale and Clonakilty from Monday, July 17th next. Speaking at the launch, David O’Brien, CEO of Local Link Cork outlined how the service was initially proposed by local tourism interests in the area, […]

CORK CHAMBER: continues to push Government for M20 Cork Limerick Motorway

CORK CHAMBER: continues to push Government for M20 Cork Limerick Motorway

12 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The increase in capital spending on infrastructure by €500m annually to 2021, as announced today by Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe, must make room for progressing the long awaited delivery of the M20, Cork and Limerick Chambers have stated. The Chambers were commenting […]

CORK CITY: English Market ‘Start-Up Stall’ celebrates successful first year.

CORK CITY: English Market ‘Start-Up Stall’ celebrates successful first year.

7 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The popular Start-Up Stall in The English Market is celebrating 12 successful months as it approaches its one year anniversary later this month. The English Market launched the Start-Up Stall last summer to give small food businesses a rare chance to test the market. The Start-Up Stall, situated […]

CAR INSURANCE RIPOFF? Interests of consumers paramount in insurance probe – says Carrigaline TD Michael McGrath

CAR INSURANCE RIPOFF? Interests of consumers paramount in insurance probe – says Carrigaline TD Michael McGrath

5 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The interests of car insurance customers must be paramount in the ongoing probe into alleged price fixing in the motor insurance industry, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath. Deputy McGrath was responding to the news that insurance companies, brokers and representative bodies for the industry […]

WEST CORK: Fishermen concerned by UK decision to leave ‘London Fisheries Convention’

WEST CORK: Fishermen concerned by UK decision to leave ‘London Fisheries Convention’

4 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that the British Government’s decision to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention is a stark reminder of the damage the Brexit decision could have on the Cork fishing industry. “… the UK Government trigged the two year process by […]

HISTORIC DAY: After 56 years in operation Cork Airport sees departure of first SCHEDULED Transatlantic flight – Cork to New Boston/Providence Route

HISTORIC DAY: After 56 years in operation Cork Airport sees departure of first SCHEDULED Transatlantic flight – Cork to New Boston/Providence Route

1 July 2017, Saturday 2.30pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie For the first time in Cork Airport’s 56-year history, direct scheduled transatlantic travel is now a reality Historic route heralds the era of low cost year round direct transatlantic travel from Cork Airport to the US East Coast New Norwegian service will operate three times weekly […]

REFUSE CHARGES: New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will “boost the Circular Economy”

REFUSE CHARGES: New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will “boost the Circular Economy”

28 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Southern Region Waste Management Office says New Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements will boost the Circular Economy The Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO) has welcomed the Household Waste Collection Charging Arrangements announced by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten. The policy provides […]