Cork-Dublin Train Passenger Journeys Highest on record in 2018

Cork-Dublin Train Passenger Journeys Highest on record in 2018

4 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Strong Growth recorded on Cork/Midleton Cork/Cobh remains stable A total of 3.46 million passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin/Cork rail line in 2018, the highest ever figures recorded on the route. This represents a 10% increase on 2017. Strong growth was also recorded on the Cork/Midleton route […]

64% of IDA properties lie vacant amid uncertain Brexit landscape

64% of IDA properties lie vacant amid uncertain Brexit landscape

3 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie These unused properties must be widely promoted to attract new FDI Information recently obtained by Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Billy Kelleher TD reveals that 98 of the 152 properties owned by the IDA nationwide arlyingng idle. The Cork North Central TD said, “The majority […]

Could Cork be the next big psychic hub?

Could Cork be the next big psychic hub?

1 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie We had psychic flower arrangements at Cork comedy festival back in 2017, but could we become the go to place for psychic readings? In Cork, you can access a range of psychic readings; including tarot readings, spirit guides and 80-year-old Gypsy Kathleen. Kathleen Lee has been reading palms and […]

€54,450 approved for Cork under the Community Services Programme support fund – Burke

€54,450 approved for Cork under the Community Services Programme support fund – Burke

27 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke said the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that additional funding of €54,450 will be made available for new social enterprises in Cork. Senator Burke said: “The Community Services Programme (CSP) supports community organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental […]

€194,000 in funding announced for festivals in Cork City & County

€194,000 in funding announced for festivals in Cork City & County

25 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Over €194,000 in funding has been allocated to festivals here in Cork, as part of its 2019 Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme. Cork North Central, Senator Colm Burke said this will boost tourist numbers and should increase the footfall to our local businesses here in Cork. “This […]

Cork’s 96FM faces increased competition from Newstalk and Today FM with opening of Cork studio

Cork’s 96FM faces increased competition from Newstalk and Today FM with opening of Cork studio

24 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Newstalk and Today FM have announced the launch of a new broadcast studio at ‘Republic of Work’ which is a shared building hosting offices and breakout areas for modern businesses. The three-year partnership with Republic of Work will see both national stations broadcast regularly from the purpose-built facility […]

Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute

Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute

24 January 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s 2019 annual national conference, themed From Idea to Reality, will take place in Cork for the first time on 28 February, at Fota Island Resort. With headline sponsors EY and Microsoft, early bird tickets for Ireland’s largest annual conference for project […]

An increase in Cork City centre population would be GOOD for many reasons

An increase in Cork City centre population would be GOOD for many reasons

20 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party has called on Cork City Council to take active steps to increase the population living in Cork city centre. The party has proposed measures such as rates deferrals and joint ventures with state agencies, rather than waiting for central government to provide funding. The government’s […]