Big names for annual ‘Cork Person of the Year’ ceremony

Big names for annual ‘Cork Person of the Year’ ceremony

11th January 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie On Friday 16th Jan the Cork Person of the Year will be chosen, at a glittering gala awards lunch at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. Michael Flatley will also be made Honorary Corkman at the event and the presentation will be made by last year’s recipient Jeremy Irons. […]

CIT hosts Ireland Skills competition

CIT hosts Ireland Skills competition

9th December 2014, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The IrelandSkills National Competition will take place at Cork Institute of Technology from tomorrow, December 9th and continue until December 12th. There will be competitions in ten skills including Carpentry, Plasterwork, Automobile Technology and Electrical Installation. A number of the winners at national level will go on […]

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan A former Mayor of County Cork – Tim Lombard – has expressed his disappointment at the announcement that from January of 2015, Bandon Library is to be closed on Mondays. Cllr Lombard (Fine Gael) says “Unfortunately staff members are down over the last six years, and there are 39,000 new […]

Cork ETB quenches talk of schools closing

29th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Chief Executive of the Cork Education & Training Board Mr. Ted Owens moved this morning to allay concerns in relation to funding for Cork schools, following a meeting last week of the newly elected Board meeting at which ETB finances were discussed. (the meeting was last Thursday, […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per year, […]

[Audio] 2014 Adult Education and Training Exhibition

28th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The program for this years Adult Education and Training Exhibition has been launched. It will take place on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. (3rd and 4th September 2014) It’s backed by the Cork Education and Training Board and is supported by Cork City Council. Deputy Lord Mayor […]

[Audio] Plenty of Cork courses for Leaving Cert students

13th August 2014, 1pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There are many options available for Leaving Cert students. That’s the message from Guidance Counsellors. Many people today have secure 6 A1’s and more! but other students have not secured the grades they believe they need for their chosen CAO course, or might be considering a FETAC […]

[Special Audio Feature] Wild Atlantic Way Audio Tour

13th August 2014 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Let’s take a tour of the Wild Atlantic Way! From the comfort of your Easy chair listen to a 5 part series from Reporter David O’Sullivan. The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km tourist driving route marketed by Failte Ireland. The route uses existing roads on the Western Seaboard […]

[Audio] Gaelscoil remains in Farranferris

5th August 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The future of a Gaelscoil on the Northside of Cork City has been secured. The board of management of Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers – which will have 170 pupils from September – have signed a seven year contract to keep it at the Farranferris Campus. Gaelscoil Pheig Sayer to […]