Cork tour operator attends tourism promotion in Cannes, France

Cork tour operator attends tourism promotion in Cannes, France

19 April 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Three Irish tourism companies, including Joe O’Reilly Ireland Group (based in Blackpool), travelled to France recently, to attend Heavent Meetings. The two-day trade show for the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) and business travel sector took place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in […]

Clune calls on Tourism Ireland to launch a significant marketing campaign in Boston in advance of new transatlantic flights from Cork

Clune calls on Tourism Ireland to launch a significant marketing campaign in Boston in advance of new transatlantic flights from Cork

18 April 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie For every 1000 extra tourists that visit Cork – 18 direct jobs are created in Tourism related industries – according to Failte Ireland. Ireland now welcomes 10% of all American visitors to Europe and Cork MEP and member of the EU Tourism taskforce Deirdre Clune thinks that […]

Cork Chamber looks forward to direct Cork-USA flights

Cork Chamber looks forward to direct Cork-USA flights

15 April 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber is today extremely satisfied with the significant step forward in the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) process of approving Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to operate direct Cork-Boston flights. In a Show Cause Order issued today the US authorities conclude that NAI appears to meet […]

Even greater choice from Munster’s favourite airport

Even greater choice from Munster’s favourite airport

14 April 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Ryanair that the airline is launching three new winter sun destinations to its winter 2016 schedule. The services from Cork Airport include weekly service to Gran Canaria and Tenerife and a twice-weekly service to Malaga. It is expected that the new routes […]

West Cork TD congratulates Drimoleague native on appointment as RTÉ Director General

West Cork TD congratulates Drimoleague native on appointment as RTÉ Director General

4 April 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The first female TD in West Cork congratulates the first female Director General of RTÉ Cork South West Fianna Fáil TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has offered her congratulations to Dee Forbes on her appointment as the new Director General of RTÉ. The Drimoleague native is also the […]

Baltimore sailor Cliodhna Connolly on victorious UCD Sailing Team in 2016 Colours Sailing Championship

Baltimore sailor Cliodhna Connolly on victorious UCD Sailing Team in 2016 Colours Sailing Championship

4 April 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie On Saturday, UCD Sailing Team, powered by Ireland’s leading independent renewable energy provider Energia, won the 2016 Colours Sailing Championships in Dun Laoghaire. Baltimore sailor Cliodhna Connolly was among the victorious crew. The annual UCD Vs TCD Colours Championship was held in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday 2nd April. […]

Former Cork Prison to be location for a feature film on the 1983 breakout from the Maze

Former Cork Prison to be location for a feature film on the 1983 breakout from the Maze

4 April 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie MAZE is inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP MAZE high security prison, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II. An Irish-Swedish co-production, MAZE has production funding from The Irish Film […]