CHRISTMAS IN CORK: English Market fundraises for Pieta House

CHRISTMAS IN CORK: English Market fundraises for Pieta House

11 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The English Market Traders and Management are proud to announce that they have selected suicide prevention charity Pieta House as their nominated Christmas charity this year. Órla Lannin, Manager of The English Market said “In the past, we have supported a children’s charities at Christmas, which is the […]

Cork City to get a DIRECTLY ELECTED Mayor (similar to London)?

Cork City to get a DIRECTLY ELECTED Mayor (similar to London)?

9 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has welcomed reports that the government plan to propose a directly-elected mayor for the city. Reports in the Irish Times say the government is expected to recommend the plan at next week’s cabinet meeting. The plan is for an executive-style mayor with responsibility […]

Illegal Dumping in Cork’s Inner City

Illegal Dumping in Cork’s Inner City

9 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Long Term Solutions are needed Constant Dumping is causing great damage to city and therefore long-term solutions are needed sooner rather than later The Fianna Fail Cork City Cllr Dr John Sheehan (pictured above) has expressed his frustration at what he called a “rampant amount of dumping in Cork’s […]

AUDIO: Cork City Council needs more funds from Central Govt to tackle homeless crisis – says Solidarity Cllr

AUDIO: Cork City Council needs more funds from Central Govt to tackle homeless crisis – says Solidarity Cllr

9 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Cllr Fiona Ryan (Solidarity) has called on central government to allocate additional resources to homelessness services after news of the death of another homeless woman emerged this week. Councillor Ryan said: “The reality is that the housing crisis will worsen over the next two years, and […]

If you’re in Cork City on Sunday around 12.30pm then head to the Grand Parade

If you’re in Cork City on Sunday around 12.30pm then head to the Grand Parade

9 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie On Sunday the 10th December, Cork International Choral Festival launches their exciting 2018 Gala Concerts box office in celebration of World Choral Day. This year will be the Festival’s 64th and will reaffirm its position as the longest running Festival in Cork. As part of the Glow Celebrations […]

CBA Cork Business of the Year Awards finalists announced.

CBA Cork Business of the Year Awards finalists announced.

9 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Cork Business Association’s (CBA) has announced the finalists for this year’s ‘Cork Business of the Year Awards’. The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards night on 20th January at the Pairc Ui Chaoimh conference centre. The awards recognise the outstanding contribution of businesses and individuals […]

Cancer Care Fundraiser is December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’

Cancer Care Fundraiser is December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Founder of the hugely successful Mercy Recycling Campaign, Denis O’Donovan, has been named as December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’ winner. The simple idea involves Denis and his son John collecting empty ink cartridges from businesses across Munster, which are then recycled with the proceeds going to the […]

Inspirational Cork Youths Receive Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins

Inspirational Cork Youths Receive Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Today saw ten inspirational young people from Cork receive their prestigious Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins at a special awards ceremony in Dublin Castle. Jessica O’Brien, Tracey Prendergast, Shane O’Shaughnessy, Eimear Kavanagh, Conor Crowley, Jack Cowhig, Thomas Brooks, Khadija Bouncir, Martina Hayes and Jeremy Murphy […]

Over €150,000 in additional funding for Cork roads under Local Improvement Scheme

Over €150,000 in additional funding for Cork roads under Local Improvement Scheme

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A further €151,985 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes in Cork, confirmed Minister Simon Coveney, Cork South Central TD. A further €7.4 million in funding for Local Authorities under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) was announced last week by Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural […]

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