[Audio] New CEO for Cork Business Association

3rd May 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Business Association has a new C-E-O. Lawrence Owens is taking over from Donal Healy; who recently retired having served seven years. Lawrence has a long association with CBA, and has been involved with the retail trade for over 35 years: working his way up in Roches […]

[Audio] Sinn Fein ‘conference boycott’ motion finally passes

30th April 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein in Cork City say they have achieved a “symbolic victory” The party’s City Councillors are against what they call the conference and junket circuit where the local authority pays for elected Councillors to attend conferences across the Country, many of which are in Donegal. At every […]

[Audio] Should Cork Airport be renamed after Rory Gallagher?

29th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A campaign to rename Cork Airport after the the famous guitarist Rory Gallagher is continuing to gain momentum. More than 10-thousand people have signed a petition. Gallagher passed away in 1995 at the young age of 47. He was one described by Jimi Hendrix as the “world’s greatest […]

[Video] Anti water metre protests spread in Cork

29th April 2014, Tuesday. 11am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Last week it was at Ashbrook, Lehenaghmore Hill, Togher, Cork, then it spread to two other estates there, now it’s spread towards the City. This morning at 10am protestors gathered at the entrance of ElmVale, Sarsfield Road, Cork (at the Wilton end of the Road). TheCork.ie Reporter […]

[Audio] Protestors stop Water Metre installation

24th April 2014, Thursday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Protesters against the installation of Water Metres yesterday (Wednesday) stopped Irish Water Contractors from entering a housing estate in Cork. It’s was day 2 of a blockade of Ashbrook Heights, Lehanaghamore, Togher where many residents were supporting an anti-austerity group stopping the digging of footpaths. The white […]

Free money (for worthy Cork causes)

24th April 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic fund exclusively focused on the Cork region, have announced the availability of their second tranche of funding for enterprises in the city and county. They are calling for applications from businesses and community enterprises in Cork who need funding to expand, develop or […]

[Audio] Former Lord Mayor Michael O’Connell invited to Royal Event

[Audio] Former Lord Mayor Michael O’Connell invited to Royal Event

7th April 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor of Cork is making preparations to fly to he UK to take part in the official visit of President Michael D. Higgins to Britain. Labour Cllr Michael O’Connell was Lord Mayor of Cork when Queen Elizabeth visited Ireland in 2011. Now, Cllr O’Connell will head in the […]

“Special Merit Award” for Cork Solicitors firm

2nd May 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The legal Team behind courageous Cork woman Louise O’Keeffe’s triumphant 30-year battle for justice will be named today as the recipient of a prestigious award at this year’s Irish Law Awards. The third Irish Law Awards, which takes place today, Friday 2nd May, at the Four Seasons Hotel, […]

[Audio] Event Centre: South Main St vs Albert Quay

17 December 2013 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A bid by Heineken and BAM Construction to build an events centre on the former Beamish Brewery site has received a boost.Up to 200 businesses in Cork have joined a campaign called “Support the Brewery Quarter”The 150 million euro plan for South Main Street includes a 6-thousand capacity […]

[Audio] SHARE Crib opens

16th December 2013, Monday By Tom O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie The Countdown to Christmas is underway in Cork City The annual “SHARE Crib” is in place, and student collectors are on the streets looking for donations. Reporter was at Daunt’s Square last night 1215-SHARE-05-david-pkg.mp3