Cork MEP welcomes Cork group to European Parliament

Cork MEP welcomes Cork group to European Parliament

27 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed a group of visitors from Cork to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The group met with Irish MEPs and EU Agricultural Commissioner Phil Hogan before watching a live session of the European Parliament. Commenting on the visit, Deirdre Clune said it […]

GLOW Christmas Festival opens today in Cork

GLOW Christmas Festival opens today in Cork

27 November 2015, 7am By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork’s Christmas festival, Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration, opens Friday November 27th at 4.30pm, and runs every Friday-Sunday until December 20th. There’s so much to see and do in Cork City during Glow from meeting elves at Santa’s Workshop, to soaring high above Cork on a giant […]

Direct flights from Cork to Madrid begun Summer 2016

Direct flights from Cork to Madrid begun Summer 2016

26 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Iberia Express of a new flight from Madrid to Cork for summer 2016. The service will operate twice weekly, from mid-June to mid-September, helping to boost leisure and business travel from Spain to Cork and the South of Ireland. Niall Gibbons, […]

Cork can use tourism to create more jobs for under 25s

Cork can use tourism to create more jobs for under 25s

26 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce Deirdre Clune has congratulated both Clonakilty and Cobh on making the shortlist in the Failte Ireland National Tourism Town awards and said that Cork has a bright future ahead when it comes to tourism. “Tourism is a tried […]

Banks must pay the price for tracker rate rip-off – says Michael McGrath TD

Banks must pay the price for tracker rate rip-off – says Michael McGrath TD

26 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Current legislation lets mortgage lenders off the hook for outrageous behaviour – says Michael McGrath TD Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has called for tougher fines and legislative sanction for banks which engage in sharp practice against mortgage customers. He was speaking following a Dáil exchange with […]

UCC’s Mardyke Arena receives international award

UCC’s Mardyke Arena receives international award

26 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Well known for its sports, fitness and elite training successes, the Mardyke Arena UCC is now celebrating international success with a record 5 international standards awards. Presented by Certification Europe, the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG), the awards achieved by the […]

Cork-based Ag Eisteacht charity highlight ‘Hands Up for Children’ initiative

Cork-based Ag Eisteacht charity highlight ‘Hands Up for Children’ initiative

26 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay has delivered the keynote address at an awareness morning for the Hands Up for Children campaign in Cork today. The campaign is a coalition of organisations from around the country, which is calling for preventative and early interventions for children and families to be […]

Cork’s economy continues to improve – according to Chamber survey

Cork’s economy continues to improve – according to Chamber survey

26 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber’s third quarterly economic trends survey of 2015 reports increases in turnover, net profit, employee numbers, and strong business confidence as regards the future, reflecting a positive overall outlook on current market conditions and an encouraging future outlook. This quarter’s survey paid particular attention to assessing views […]