Portmanteau overload in Cork as ‘Toughathlon’ announced

Portmanteau overload in Cork as ‘Toughathlon’ announced

9 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie This September come hail, rain, snow or even sun, thousands of people – of all age and fitness level – will be pushed to the limit as they compete in one of Ireland’s leading obstacle course, Toughathlon. The obstacle course, which takes place in the Showgrounds, Curraheen on […]

Proposed merger of Cork’s two Councils is likely to dominate headlines between now and general election

Proposed merger of Cork’s two Councils is likely to dominate headlines between now and general election

8 September 2015 By David O’Sulivan david@TheCork.ie Here at TheCork.ie we like the fact that Cork has two separate Councils. Cork City Council, based in City Hall, Anglesea Street and, quite seperately Cork County Council, based in County Hall (Cork’s first skyscaper), Carrigrohane Road Each Council has a different atmosphere, and different set of staff, […]

University College Cork launches Masters in DIGITAL Business

University College Cork launches Masters in DIGITAL Business

8 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie UCC/Cork University Business School and the Irish Management Institute (IMI) have partnered to develop a new ‘Masters in DIGITAL Business’, which was officially launched by Dara Murphy TD, Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection yesterday. The word DIGITAL is capitalised here for a reason – is it […]

What is Dementia? There’s a free workshop about it next week in #Cork

8 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Next week, Wednesday, 16th September, Home Instead Senior Care will host a complimentary workshop for family carers in Cork. The purpose of the workshop is to support family carers in taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home. The workshop takes place between 10.30am-12.30pm at […]

Cork City Council to discuss Local Property Tax cut at end of month

Cork City Council to discuss Local Property Tax cut at end of month

8 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork City Council yesterday set September 29th as the date for its statutory meeting to consider adjustments to the Local Property Tax (LPT) rate for 2016. The three Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) Councillors this morning said that they would be proposing that the tax rate be cut by […]

Marriage Equality Referendum promoters named as Cork People of the Month

Marriage Equality Referendum promoters named as Cork People of the Month

7 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Kieran Rose and Arthur Leahy, long time LGBT activists who played a prominent national and local role in this year’s Marriage Equality Referendum, have been chosen Cork Persons of the Month. Kieran Rose, a civil rights activist also played a pivotal role in securing decriminalization of homosexuality in […]

Cork City Women’s FC sign Maggie Duncliffe

Cork City Women’s FC sign Maggie Duncliffe

7 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City W.F.C. are delighted to announce that Maggie Duncliffe has signed for the club for the upcoming season. The combative midfielder signs back for the club having been a consistent and impressive performer last season in a side that struggled on occasion. She provides even more competition […]

Illegal cigarettes seized in Cork

Illegal cigarettes seized in Cork

4 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Illegal cigarettes seized in Cork: what made them illegal? no customs duty had been paid to the Irish state. As a result of an intelligence-led operation, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service yesterday, (03/09/2015), seized over 5 million cigarettes with a retail value of over €2.5m The ‘Eton’ brand […]

Cork Opera House AGM

Cork Opera House AGM

2 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Today, at the 56th AGM of Cork Opera House, the Chairman and Board of Directors presented the Annual Report and audited statements of the company for the financial year ending March 2015. Speaking at the AGM today, Chairman Damian Wallace outlined how Cork Opera House has continued to […]

25 Tech jobs to be created in Cork City Centre

25 Tech jobs to be created in Cork City Centre

1 September 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie United Technologies Research Center announced today the expansion of its Cork facility at The Penrose Business Center, Penrose Wharf (near the Train station). Like many Tech giants their work is B2B so their presence is low key. The addition of the Centre of Excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems for […]