UCC licences first marine renewable energy software spin-out

UCC licences first marine renewable energy software spin-out

1 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie An innovative financial modelling and analytics software tool for the renewable energy sector was licensed this week by University College Cork to spin out company, Exceedence Ltd. The company, founded and led by Dr. Ray Alcorn, will now bring to market the ExceedenceFINANCE solution developed by software engineers, […]

Cork TD wants to remove religious discrimination from Schools

Cork TD wants to remove religious discrimination from Schools

1 October 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking today following a meeting with parents whose children cannot access school places as they are not baptised, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien called on the Minister for Education and Skills to move immediately to repeal the legislation that allows this to take place. The Cork […]

Low VAT rate creates 2,500 Cork jobs – says Restaurants Association

Low VAT rate creates 2,500 Cork jobs – says Restaurants Association

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie According to a report published by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, 2,520 new jobs in the Food, Tourism and Hospitality sectors have been created in Cork since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011. Speaking about the launch of the Report and the success […]

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

Buttimer calls for Cork Councils to use the millions allocated to them for housing

29 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan daivd@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has called for both Cork City and County councils to draw down the sizeable sums of money that has been allocated to them to tackle the housing crisis. Deputy Buttimer’s calls came as he welcomed news that the Department is […]

15k of illegal Cigarettes seized in Glanmire

15k of illegal Cigarettes seized in Glanmire

28 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As a result of a joint operation by Revenue and An Garda Siochána on Saturday officers seized 20,000 unstamped ‘Aroma’ cigarettes and 15kgs of unstamped ‘Flandria’ tobacco with a retail value of €15,500* in Glanmire, Co Cork. A saloon car was also seized. Two males in their 50s, […]

692 vacant council houses in Cork

692 vacant council houses in Cork

28 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin’s Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said the number of vacant council units in Cork provides stark evidence of the scale of the housing crisis in both city and county. Cllr Ó Laoghaire was responding to reports that there are now 692 vacant council units in Cork […]

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

25 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has strongly criticised his constituency rival Minister of State Dara Murphy for an ‘abuse of his position’ in using Garda resources for his own purposes. The junior minister’s car broke down outside Fermoy, Cork and requested that local Gardaí drive him over […]

Revenue seize €67k illegal cigarettes in Cork City

Revenue seize €67k illegal cigarettes in Cork City

25 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie As part of an on going operation targeting the illegal importation, sale and supply of cigarettes, Revenue officers this morning (25/9/15) seized 130,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €67,000 in Cork City. The ‘NZ Slims’ cigarettes, which had arrived from Poland, were seized at a commercial premises […]

New flights from Cork to USA welcomed by all

New flights from Cork to USA welcomed by all

25 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the announcement of the first ever transatlantic routes from Cork Airport is great news for the city and county and will be a huge boost for tourism and business throughout the Munster region. “I’m delighted to […]

More infrastructure investment needed for Cork region – Ibec

More infrastructure investment needed for Cork region – Ibec

25 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today urged the Government to address the critical need for infrastructure investment in the Cork region. At a recent meeting between Ibec’s Regional Executive Committee and elected representatives in Cork, a number of key challenges facing business in Cork were identified. […]