VIDEO: Archaeological digs enter final phase on former Victorian Prison on Spike Island

18 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie risoners at the 20th-century prison on Cork’s Spike Island were mostly from “blackspots of disadvantage,” according to finds as part of UCC-led archaeological excavations. A team led by Dr Barra O’Donnabhain of the Department of Archaeology in UCC documented graffiti associated with the modern prison, with parallels between […]

FAIRPLAY: “Ireland’s first fairtrade town” Clonakilty marks 15 year anniversary

FAIRPLAY: “Ireland’s first fairtrade town” Clonakilty marks 15 year anniversary

15 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Everyone is invited to celebrate the 15th birthday of Clonakilty Fairtrade town at a “Fair and Local Gala Dinner” at Fernhill House Hotel on Sunday evening 16th September. Clonakilty became Ireland’s first Fairtrade town on 22nd September 2003 when a five-person committee made up of three reps from […]

Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland encourage foreign Journalists to promote Cork abroad

Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland encourage foreign Journalists to promote Cork abroad

14 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism agencies Fáilte Ireland, together with Tourism Ireland, are this week showcasing a select number of top attractions in counties Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to a group of overseas media who are in Ireland on a ‘Discover Munster’ press trip to see what the area has to offer […]

€86m will buy you Wilton Shopping Centre

€86m will buy you Wilton Shopping Centre

12 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Savills has launched Wilton Shopping Centre to the market on behalf of York Capital, guiding in excess of €86m which comprises €76m for the Shopping Centre – producing a net initial yield of 6.75% – and €10m for a mixed-use development site. The sale offers an exciting investment […]

9% VAT rate must be retained

9% VAT rate must be retained

12 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The 9% VAT Rate is essential for continued growth in the tourism and hospitably sectors across rural Ireland. That’s the message from the Irish Hotels Federation, and its a message that Cork Seantor Tim Lombard (Fine Gael) agrees with. Related photograph: Hotels and guesthouses across Cork are backing […]

Upgrade complete to Cork Recording and TV Studio

Upgrade complete to Cork Recording and TV Studio

11 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Half-Light Post Production, on the Marina, has unveiled recent development works which were carried out in order to cater for the studio’s continued growth and the demand for high end post production services for the film and television industry in Cork and further afield in Munster. In addition […]

PHOTOS: Carrigaline Skate Park has official opening

PHOTOS: Carrigaline Skate Park has official opening

8 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ballincollig/Carrigaline Municipal District Chair Cllr Joe Harris has officially opened Cork’s newest and much anticipated Skate Park in Carrigaline. Located at the People’s Park, entrance off Church Road, the state of the art recreational facility cost in the region of €220,000 was principally funded by Cork County Council […]

Author Louise O’Neill is Cork Person of the Month

Author Louise O’Neill is Cork Person of the Month

6 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Critically acclaimed writer and columnist Louise O’Neill from Clonakilty has been named Cork Person of the Month for August 2018. Her books include Asking For It, Only Ever Yours, Almost Love and The Surface Breaks. She also writes a weekly Irish Examiner column, which often covers such topics […]