Google streetview expands in Cork City

8th December 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Many Cork people, do not like the exterior of Merchants Quay in Cork. It is a fine shopping centre, an indoor mall but is a “celebration of redbrick” outside. Until now you could only appreciate it’s exterior on Google Streetview, but now the interior is also available. Today, […]

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

8th December 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork’s festival scene has received a significant boost. The Leeside Capital, which is already known as the “City of Festivals” with more than 20 significant events spread across the year in Culture, Education, Music and Sport. Today, €110,000 in Government Grants were confirmed for three major events, […]

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself

8th December 2014, 6pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based printing company, Lettertec Ireland Ltd have won an Irish Print Award in the Print Finishing category for its book “Celebrating 21 years of the Cork Person of the Year Awards”. Lettertec faced strong competition from printing companies and specialist print finishers from Dublin and […]

Drugs smuggled to Cork House in sandals

Drugs smuggled to Cork House in sandals

5th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 400gms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of €28,000 were seized yesterday (04/12/14), at a house in Cork City. The drugs which originated in South Africa, were concealed in a shipment of sandals. A 22 year old Nigerian female were arrested and is currently detained under drug […]

Farranree Traffic Warden

Farranree Traffic Warden

5th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie With the imminent retirement of the School Traffic Warden, parents have expressed concern that the area on Knockpogue Ave in Farranree which has one Secondary School and 2 Primary Schools and is subject to very heavy traffic at school time will be left without a School Traffic Warden. […]

EUR 292k Counterfeit Nike Runners seized in Cork

2nd December 2014 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie As a result of routine profiling, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized a large consignment of over 2,000 pairs of counterfeit ‘Nike’ runners in Cork with an estimated retail value of over €292,000. The runners were discovered in a container which originated in China and are believed to […]

AUDIO: Maritime maps on display

1st December 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie People interested in the history of Cork City and Harbour have the chance to view historic maps, charts and plans this week. A free exhibition with rare maps from the 1700’s onwards has gone on display at the “Ivan Wolfe Gallery” in Monkstown. The exhibition includes rare […]

Cork businessman elected to prestigious European board

29th November 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Who? Mr Noel Clehane, Chairman of the Brussels Branch of European Movement (EM) Ireland, was elected today to the Board of the prestigious European Movement International organisation. A Cork native, Mr Clehane, works with BDO International and has led the Brussels branch of EM Ireland in a voluntary […]

VIDEO: Taoiseach attracts water protestors in Cork #Well

21 November 2014, Friday 3pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach was in Cork today for a number of official engagements for positive announcements In the morning our reporter had the details of the Taoiseach’s busy schedule The Taoiseach started off in the Clarion Hotel where he turned the sod (across the river) on […]

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

Portugal has opened a Consulate in Cork

26 September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork businessman George Barter of Barter’s Travel agency on Patrick Street has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Portugal with responsibility for Cork City and County. While most countries already have an Embassy in Dublin, many such as Portugal choose to cement their presence in Ireland […]