THINGS TO SEE IN CORK CITY: Maritime Exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place

THINGS TO SEE IN CORK CITY: Maritime Exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place

9 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie It’s called ‘Statio Bene’ and draws together over forty artworks describing the traditions and historic views of Cork Harbour. The exhibition features artworks describing Cork’s global connectedness, its harbour and river, shipping and leisure, defence, and mobility of people. Addressing the maritime traditions of Cork and the south […]

Community Champions donation to Cork Food Charities

Community Champions donation to Cork Food Charities

9 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Eoin McCuirc , Chair of Cork Simon Community and Siobhán O’Dowd, Co-ordinator of Ballyphehane Togher CDP have been Cork City’s Community Champions during Covid 19, a national programme co-ordinated by Irish Rural Link and The Wheel. They were part of the Government’s Community Call and Cork City Council’s […]

Sinn Fein appoint drugs spokesman on Northside of Cork City

Sinn Fein appoint drugs spokesman on Northside of Cork City

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central’s Thomas Gould TD has been appointed as his parties spokesman on Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Thomas Gould has been appointed as Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson for Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing by party Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD. Commenting on […]

Cyclists versus motor traffic – too many near misses says @horganp of @labour

Cyclists versus motor traffic – too many near misses says @horganp of @labour

8 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie No Ann. @corkcitycouncil Absolutely no need whatsoever for protected cycle lanes. Nearly taken out twice in 20 meters @SamMcCormack97 @CorkCyclingCrew pic.twitter.com/FedA9TBAXz — Righttobikeit (@righttobikeit) July 9, 2020 Following yet another number of days where cyclists highlighted their near misses with traffic in Cork city and suburbs, via videos […]

Lord Mayor reopens historic Old Cork Waterworks Experience tourist attraction

Lord Mayor reopens historic Old Cork Waterworks Experience tourist attraction

7 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh has officially reopened the Old Cork Waterworks Experience on the Lee Road. Recently renovated and developed by Cork City Council as a tourist attraction, the Old Cork Waterworks is the best-preserved Victorian water-pumping station in Ireland. The largest flywheel here […]

Businesswoman of the Year Awards Open for Submissions

Businesswoman of the Year Awards Open for Submissions

7 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New categories reflect the current ‘COVID19 business environment’ Network Ireland Cork has unveiled new categories for its annual prestigious Businesswoman of the Year Awards, reflecting the new realities of business life in 2020. The Power Within Champion — recognising those who overcame challenges in business arising from COVID-19 […]

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

New emergency vehicles for Cork Civil Defence

6 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that the Civil Defence Unit in Cork will benefit from four new 4WD vehicles that will respond to emergencies and severe weather events. Senator Lombard said, “Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, has allocated 32 new Ford Ranger crewcabs as […]

City Council continues switch to electric vehicles (EVs) with Renault Kangoo, Nissan Leaf, and Hyundai Kona

City Council continues switch to electric vehicles (EVs) with Renault Kangoo, Nissan Leaf, and Hyundai Kona

5 June 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Renault Kangoos, Nissan Leafs, and Hyundai Konas will be driven by the Council’s Operations staff who deliver road maintenance, housing maintenance, parks management and waste management services, meanwhile two of the cars will be used as ‘pooled vehicles’ for use by all City Hall-based officials who need […]

AIB branches in Cork come together to support 84 local charities

AIB branches in Cork come together to support 84 local charities

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie AIB branches in Cork have come together to support 84 local charities and help provide direct funds to local community efforts. €200,000 has been made available to branches across the county (€1,000 per branch) as part of AIB Together, the bank’s community investment programme. Some of the Cork […]

Retailers in Cork to receive funding to strengthen their online offering and competitiveness – Colm Burke TD

Retailers in Cork to receive funding to strengthen their online offering and competitiveness – Colm Burke TD

5 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Colm Burke is a Cork North Central TD, here was previously a SenatorFunding has been given to retailers in Cork strengthen their online offering and enable them to reach a wider customer base, a Fine Gael TD has said. Successful applicants were approved for funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme, which […]

The Irish pub is an endangered species – tax reduction on alcohol could help

The Irish pub is an endangered species – tax reduction on alcohol could help

4 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork publicans call for temporary extension of hospitality VAT rate to alcohol as immediate support for pubs that will struggle with social distancing rules Cork publican Michael O’Donovan of The Castle Inn supports group including The Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI), The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the […]

CRIME: Man arrested after gunshots near Cork’s Army Barracks, followed by car chase on Dublin Motorway

CRIME: Man arrested after gunshots near Cork’s Army Barracks, followed by car chase on Dublin Motorway

4 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie At approximately 11:40pm on Friday 3rd July 2020, Gardaí responded to reports of an incident at Military Road, Cork City, which is just below (or south) of Collins’ Army Barracks. When Gardaí arrived at the scene, a male suspect discharged a number of shots from a suspected firearm […]