32 County Funding for Irish documentary filmmakers

32 County Funding for Irish documentary filmmakers

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland have announced their inaugural 2020 Ignite documentary development programme participants. This exciting venture is a cross-border partnership which seeks to foster a new generation of Irish documentary filmmakers from the north and south of Ireland. The programme is a pilot bilingual […]

The missing Cork Event Centre

The missing Cork Event Centre

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Labour Local Area Rep Peter Horgan has said that the lack of any mention of funding in yesterday’s Governmental Budget for the Cork Event Centre is worrying, especially as a recent FOI request revealed showed that there was “no documentation in the Department of Taoiseach on the issue” […]

Q: What’s the name of the new black (well, dark green really) coloured building next to the Train Station? A: “The Dean, Cork” Hotel

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If I said to you “The Dean of Cork” you might think I was referring to a religious title, because there is a gentleman who is the “Dean of Cork & Rector of St. Fin Barre’s Union” within the Church of Ireland, the current gentleman’s profile is here. […]

Eco-burial an option in Cork, if public demands exist

Eco-burial an option in Cork, if public demands exist

14 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Background: Local Authorities are responsible for graveyards, so any change in practice must begin with your Local City or County Council The Green Party in Cork has asked officials of Cork City Council to meet with residents seeking an “eco-graveyard” in the city. The request comes after Cork […]

Historic Cork Lord Mayors – Terence MacSwiney & Tomas MacCurtain – added to ‘roll of honorary citizens’

Historic Cork Lord Mayors – Terence MacSwiney & Tomas MacCurtain – added to ‘roll of honorary citizens’

12 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie To mark the centenary of their deaths, Cork City Council has agreed unanimously, following a recommendation by the Lord Mayor, to add the names of its two patriot Lord Mayors, Terence MacSwiney and Tomas MacCurtain to the roll of honorary citizens of Cork City. The roll of honour […]

Cork City stabbing

Cork City stabbing

10 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie “This latest stabbing took place in the middle of the day, on a busy Cork Street… We need an increased presence of Gardaí on our streets and a taskforce to deal with knife crime in particular.” Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Padraig O’Sullivan, has condemned in […]

Improvements to Disabled Parking in Cork City Centre

Improvements to Disabled Parking in Cork City Centre

9 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deputy Thomas Gould, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, has welcomed a commitment by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to instruct the Department of Transport to liaise with Cork City Council in rectifying accessibility issues with disabled parking spaces. Deputy Gould had raised the issue with the Tanaiste in […]

Cork celebrates learning with partners across the island North and South on Irish Learning Cities Day

Cork celebrates learning with partners across the island North and South on Irish Learning Cities Day

9 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork City, with four other cities in the Irish Network of Learning Cities went live last week in a five city joint initiative to promote learning across the cities, the city regions and the island of Ireland. In 2019, the Lord Mayors of Cork, Dublin and Belfast and […]

Chamber of Commerce reacts to ‘Level 3’ COVID restrictions

Chamber of Commerce reacts to ‘Level 3’ COVID restrictions

6 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Commenting on Government’s announcement that level 3 restrictions are to be implemented nationwide Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said: “While not surprising, it is nonetheless challenging for business and society to move to level 3 restrictions.” “The impact of these tighter restrictions will be immensely challenging for […]

ART EXHIBITION: looks at X-Rays, Gamma Rays, and Infrared

ART EXHIBITION: looks at X-Rays, Gamma Rays, and Infrared

4 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Art meets Science at Crawford Art Gallery with The School of Looking Art meets Science in Invisible Light, an expansive new exhibition where visitors to Crawford Art Gallery can expect to encounter exciting new artworks that explore the Electromagnetic Spectrum. In the exhibition, The School of Looking asks […]

THINGS TO DO IN CORK: IndieCork Film Festival begins today with Premier of Damian McCarthy’s Caveat

THINGS TO DO IN CORK: IndieCork Film Festival begins today with Premier of Damian McCarthy’s Caveat

4 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The IndieCork Festival starts today with the World Premier of ‘Caveat’. IndieCork returns for its eight year as it once again focuses on showcasing independent filmmakers – from handpicked arthouse titles, to the outer reaches of the indie world. Reflecting the global predicament we live in now, one […]

HERITAGE BUILDINGS under threat? Where are Cork’s 1916 and War of Independence landmarks

HERITAGE BUILDINGS under threat? Where are Cork’s 1916 and War of Independence landmarks

4 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Independent Northside Councillor, Ken O Flynn, has requested clarification from Cork City Council regarding all historical properties relating to the patriots of both the 1916 and the War of Independence. Cllr. O’ Flynn stated that he found it “extremely upsetting to see the demolition of 40< Herbert Park, […]