Green Party mark anniversary of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima

Green Party mark anniversary of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima

6 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Members of the Green Party in Cork today held a remembrance event to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the day the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing over 100,000 Japanese civilians. It was followed by the bombing of Nagasaki, with both bombings accounting for […]

Cork Gourmet Trail

Cork Gourmet Trail

6 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork Gourmet Trail will take place on Saturday 21st September. The day will start at noon with a drinks reception at the four star Metropole Hotel, before taking off on a culinary tour of Cork, taking in some of Cork’s best restaurants. Some of the Cork restaurants […]

Dormant Accounts Fund supports Library

Dormant Accounts Fund supports Library

4 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Libraries are set to benefit from a €45,000 grant from the Dormant Accounts Fund, a fund designed to support programmes that enhance the development of economically or socially marginalised persons and those with disabilities. Cork City Library’s LitBit – Steps to Literacy and Inclusion programme will […]

Cork Awards Scheme plugs gap created by lack of Irish Honours System

Cork Awards Scheme plugs gap created by lack of Irish Honours System

1 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie In the absence of a state honours system, Cork has been showing the way with one of the best honours schemes in Ireland – according to Manus O’Callaghan organiser of the Cork Person of the Year awards. Each month over the last 26 years, a person is selected […]

Peter McVerry Trust begins work on first Repair and Leasing property in Cork City

Peter McVerry Trust begins work on first Repair and Leasing property in Cork City

1 August 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, is urging the owners of long-term empty properties in Cork to take up the government’s Repair and Leasing Scheme. The charity has revealed that it has recently signed up the first property under the Repair and Leasing property in […]

Green Party renews calls for a citizens’ assembly on local government reform in Cork

Green Party renews calls for a citizens’ assembly on local government reform in Cork

1 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Green Party renews calls for a citizens’ assembly on local government reform in Cork The latest call comes after Cork City Council advertised for the role of an Assistant Chief Executive with a salary of €130,000. The figure of €130,000 featured heavily during the plebiscite campaign on a […]

Port of Cork Announces Annual Results for 2018 and Annual Dividend to the Shareholder of €250,000

Port of Cork Announces Annual Results for 2018 and Annual Dividend to the Shareholder of €250,000

30 July 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Port of Cork Company Turnover in 2018 amounted to €35.4 million, an increase of €3.9 million from €31.5 million in 2017. The combined traffic of both the Ports of Cork and Bantry increased to 10.66 million tonnes in 2018 up from 10.3 million tonnes in 2017, an […]

Homelessness Crisis Contines in Cork, Ireland

Homelessness Crisis Contines in Cork, Ireland

30 July 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A personal and moving account at Cork Simon’s Annual Impact Report underlines the urgent need for affordable housing In a first for Cork Simon Community, a former service user now living independently for over four years with support from Cork Simon’s Housing Support Team, today (Tuesday 30 July […]

California State Legislative Irish Caucus visits Cork City Hall

California State Legislative Irish Caucus visits Cork City Hall

26 July 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan was pleased yesterday to host a distinguished delegation from the California State Legislative Irish Caucus at a reception in his chambers at Cork City Hall. The group was comprised of a mix of Republicans and Democrats representing communities right across […]