Dunnes Stores Anti-Aparthied Strikers back Debenhams workers

Dunnes Stores Anti-Aparthied Strikers back Debenhams workers

19 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strikers have congratulated the Debenhams workers for their battle for improved redundancy and their campaign to change legislation and prevent this situation from happening again. Thirty-six years to the day after the Dunnes workers began their three year battle for the right to not […]

Cork City Council needs to do more to support the arts – says Green Cllr

Cork City Council needs to do more to support the arts – says Green Cllr

18 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork City Council needs to do more to support the arts & music, in light of COVID19 – says Cllr. Oliver Moran The Green Party in Cork has said that Cork City Council needs to do more to support musicians and cultural groups affected by budget cuts and […]

Statement from Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Residents Association

Statement from Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Residents Association

17 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Statement from Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Residents Association The Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Residents Association wish to acknowledge the courage of Sadie O’Mahony and Mairead O’Callaghan in taking this case to the District Court. The association want to thank An Garda Siochána for their support throughout […]

Emmet Place becomes fully pedestrianised

15 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Emmet Place is the latest part of Cork city centre to become more ‘people friendly’ and from today, is closed to cars from the entrance to the Crawford Art Gallery to Lavitts Quay. Emmet Place is most popularly known as being the location of Cork Opera House. Cork […]

Everyman Theatre will re-open on 15th September 2020 #LifeAfterCOVID

Everyman Theatre will re-open on 15th September 2020 #LifeAfterCOVID

15 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Everyman has announced it will re-open, and welcome theatregoers again, on September 15th following a six-month closure due to the Covid-19 public health restrictions issued by the government last March. On March 12th, The Everyman closed its doors, cutting short a highly acclaimed run of Beckett’s Watt, […]

Cork Craft & Design 2020 takes place in August 2020 with most events online and free

Cork Craft & Design 2020 takes place in August 2020 with most events online and free

14 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie August festival to focus on sustainability and embrace the virtual in 2020 Cork Craft & Design, Ireland’s largest social enterprise for craftspeople, has launched its exciting 2020 programme for Cork Craft Month this August. Celebrating contemporary Irish craft, over 50 masterclasses, craft trails, demonstrations, conversations and product launches, […]

Five potential solutions to end Cork’s congestion problems

Five potential solutions to end Cork’s congestion problems

14 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork,ie In an independent study produced by sat-nav manufacturer TomTom, Cork was recently ranked the 75th most-congested city in the world and holds the distinction of having worse urban congestion than Hong Kong, Sydney or Berlin. The awards don’t end there. Somewhat surprisingly, in terms of size, Cork was […]

Lord Mayor of Cork proposes vote of sympathy for footballing legend Jack Charlton

Lord Mayor of Cork proposes vote of sympathy for footballing legend Jack Charlton

13 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh is proposing to hold a vote of sympathy for footballing legend and former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton tonight at the biweekly Cork City Council’s monthly meeting. Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Joe Kavanagh said: “On behalf of Cork […]

Face coverings now mandatory on public transport in Ireland

Face coverings now mandatory on public transport in Ireland

13 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Passengers must wear face coverings when travelling on public transport in Cork to protect themselves and others from Covid-19, Colm Burke TD has said. Colm Burke TD said, “The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has signed the Health Act for the mandatory wearing of face covering on public […]