New route added to Cork Airport

New route added to Cork Airport

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has said that a new destination from Cork Airport shows that clear potential for growth and expansion exists. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of twice weekly direct flights from Cork to Ibiza with CSA Czech Airline. “The decision […]

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

Cork’s only senior minister looks at future of Horse Industry

3 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie File photo of Simon Coveney (centre) The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD is the only Cork-based senior Minister. Today Minister covenet launched the report entitled “Reaching New Heights: Report of Irish Sport Horse Industry Strategy Committee”. The report contains a wide range of […]

LISTEN: Cork MEP makes point by speaking Irish only (not English)

LISTEN: Cork MEP makes point by speaking Irish only (not English)

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Liadh Ní Riada, MEP for Ireland South began her language strike yesterday. The Junker Investment Plan was being discussed in the first joint committee meeting of Budget and Economic and Monetary Affairs. An attempt was made to make a point through Irish but her contribution was interrupted almost […]

Cork-born Eoghan Desmond wins Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

Cork-born Eoghan Desmond wins Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition

3 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Eoghan Desmonds press picture (left) displays certain similarities to Danny Kaye‘s (above). It would be a boost for Cork and the Choral community if Eognan’s career reached the height’s of Danny’s. Cork International Choral Festival has announced that Dublin-based – but Cork-born – Eoghan Desmond is the winner […]

Pastoral Centre opens in Douglas secondary school

2 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Christ King’s new Pastoral Care Centre (South Douglas Road) was officially opened at noon on Today by Sr Sheila Kelleher, Provincial Leader, Presentation Sisters. The new centre will be called “Sunview” – “Sunview” was the name of the suburban house where Christ King was founded on the Douglas […]

Green light for Mercy

2 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Visiting restrictions at Cork’s Mercy University Hospital (MUH) have been lifted and normal visiting arrangements have resumed. MUH management have praised staff for dealing effectively with the recent cases of influenza and the winter vomitingbug at the hospital.Management have alsoacknowledged the difficulties experienced by patients and their families […]

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

Public bike scheme begins in Cork

2 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie At a previous launch of the scheme last summer, the then Transport Junior Minister Alan Kelly attracted attention by not wearing a helmet Minister Simon Coveney today (March 2) joined Lord Mayor, Cllr Mary Shields, and senior management from the National Transport Authority and Coca-Cola to officially open […]

26th French Film Festival Opens

26th French Film Festival Opens

1 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The 26th Cork French Film Festival has begun. Again this year Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, is Patron. The festival was be officially launched by Cork’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Mary Shields together with our guest of honour Mathieu Amalric. Mathieu Amalric is an internationally acclaimed director and […]

Community involvement is at the heart of Cork St. Patrick’s Festival 2015

1 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork St. Patrick’s Festival 2015 this week launched their full programme of events, with Cork Community Artlink’s parade participants from Enable Ireland highlighting a festival full of community involvement and cultural diversity with music, food and street performances. Promising four days of free family fun, the Festival runs […]