65,000 spectators at Cork City Patricks Parade

18 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork St. Patrick’s Festival 2015 has come to a close, culminating in the spectacular festival parade and award ceremony. Some 65,000 spectators took to the city’s streets to cheer on more than 60 groups and 3000 parade participants who were taking part. Best Overall Entry was awarded […]

Yes Equality Cork campaign

15 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie This morning a group of mammies, daddies, siblings, sons and daughters and one very awesome 85 year old granny of LGBT citizens gathered in the offices of Yes Equality Cork to celebrate Mother’s Day.  Many of the group had never met each other before but they all had […]

Sinn Féin to select Cork South Central General Election candidate today

14 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin will hold a convention to select the party’s candidate in Cork South Central for the forthcoming General Election at 1pm The convention will take place at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street. Both City Cllr. Chris O’Leary and County Cllr. Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire are contesting the convention. […]

CIT Entrepreneur of Year

13 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The CIT Entrepreneur of Year will be announced, and €10,000 will be awarded in prizes, at an Award Ceremony at Cork Institute of Technology today, one of the final events during CIT’s Innovation Week. This year marks thirteen years of the highly successful Local Enterprise Offices Cork, CIT […]

Is Cork the Region with Best Use of Food Potential in Ireland?

12 March 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The search has begun to find the region in Ireland which has best used its local food potential to grow visitor numbers. Fáilte Ireland, is inviting entries for the EDEN competition, an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development models across the European Union, which is currently being held […]

Future of Hurley stick in doubt, but Cork company has the answer

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Cork company could help eliminate the ash dieback disease that is killing ash trees in Ireland, according to Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly. “Cork-based Treemetrics company now has the technology and expertise to help tackle this disease using their satellite and online technologies. Satellite imagery can identify […]

Clune calls for stronger clampdown on online child sexual abuse

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Yesterday the European Parliament approved a resolution to fight online sexual abuse of children. Speaking after the vote Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said authorities must find ways to hunt down criminals who prey on, rape and kill thousands of children around the world every year. Speaking to […]

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

Cork Sinn Fein wants voting age reduced to 16

12 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking on Sinn Féin’s proposals to extend voting rights in presidential elections to 16 year olds, the party’s education spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that 16 year olds have competency in many areas according to the State and therefore should also be enfranchised to vote. The Cork North […]

35,000 Cork homes benefit from Govt scheme

12 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A total of 35,637 homes in Cork have benefitted from the government’s Better Energy Homes and Warmer Homes schemes since 2009. The figures demonstrate the successful take-up of the schemes in Cork. Overall 23,813 local households availed of the ‘Better Energy Homes’ scheme, while 3,934 have benefitted from […]