Accolade for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

25th February 2014, Tuesday By Tom O’Sullivan One of Cork’s newest festivals has just won a prestigious national award. Just three years in existence the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, based at Shandon has been awarded one of the Irish Hotel Federation top Gathering awards in the Best Arts and Culture category. The announcement […]

[Audio] Cork French Film Festival programme launched

11th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy & David O’Sullivan The programme for the 25th Cork French Film Festival has been launched. The 7 day event run from a Sunday to a Sunday – March 2nd to 9th – and so is the first “Festival” of 2014 in the City. Festival Curator Paul Callanan says […]

[Audio] Garth Brooks welcome in Cork, if Croker has to say no

11th February 2014 By Bryan Smyth A Cork City Councillor says Leeside would be happy to host Garth Brooks IF two of the country singers concerts have to be moved away from Dublin. At present Garth Brooks is scheduled to play 5 gigs in Dublin’s Croke park, but some local residents are considering a […]

Cork woman collects share of Saturdays 3.5m Jackpot

28th January 2014, 4pm By Bryan Smyth It may be a cold, wet January day today in Dublin [yes that is true – Editor!] but it certainly brightened up when a lucky Co. Cork woman popped into the National Lottery offices to collect her cheque for EURO 588,144. The happy winner won her prize […]

‘Support the Brewery Quarter’ are optimistic for South Main Street site

22nd January 2014 By Elaine Murphy The ‘Support the Brewery Quarter’ campaign – who are backing a Heineken/BAM proposal to build and event centre and other works on South Main Street say they have now “received phenomenal support” from local city centre businesses with 200 on board. A recent article by William Brady, Centre […]

Carrigaline to get half-million-euro youth centre

21st January 2014 By Bryan Smyth Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today that he has given sanction to SECAD to approve funding of €500,000 to Carrigaline Lions Youth Project Ltd. for the construction of a 6000 sq. ft. youth centre The facility will comprise youth activity/general purpose […]

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Jeremy Irons becomes honorary Corkman

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Jeremy Irons becomes honorary Corkman

17 January 2014 By David O’Sullivan The Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons has been made an Honorary Corkman. The 65-year-old English actor has lived in West Cork since the late 1990’s when he bought and then restored Kilcoe Castle outside Ballydehob. ‘Now I’m an honorary Corkman I am not quite such a blow in’ Irons […]

[Audio] Rob Heffernan is Cork Person of the Year 2013

[Audio] Rob Heffernan is Cork Person of the Year 2013

17th January 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan World Race Walk Champion Rob Heffernan was named Cork Person of the Year at the Cork Person of the Year Gala Awards Lunch, the 21st year of the event. The world 50km champion received a standing ovation from the 250 guests at the function, held at the […]

PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Actor Jeremy Irons to become ‘Honorary Citizen’ of Cork, Ireland

PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Actor Jeremy Irons to become ‘Honorary Citizen’ of Cork, Ireland

10 January 2014 By David O’Sullivan The Cork Person of the Year awards scheme, celebrates its 21st Anniversary this year, at the upcoming Gala Awards Lunch on Jan 17th, at the Rochestown Park Hotel. International actor Jeremy Irons will be honoured at the event, and receive an Honorary Corkman award from last years inaugural […]

Cork lady wins EUR 100k in LottoChristmas Millionaire Draw

9th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan It was all smiles at National Lottery HQ this afternoon, when a lucky Cork Lady collected her cheque for €100,000 she won the fantastic prize in the Christmas Millionaire Raffle draw on Tuesday 31 December 2013. “My daughter purchased the ticket for me as a Christmas present.” “On […]

Do we need a “.cork” domain extension?

7th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan A former Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork has led calls for the region to begin steps to create its own unique internet domain in an effort to help local business and strengthen online branding. Cllr Emmet O’Halloran (FG) who was originally behind the idea of International Cork Day […]