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 […]

Social distancing will be implemented in bingo halls

Social distancing will be implemented in bingo halls

7 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Bingo halls are ready to welcome players back after the long hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Things are not going to be the same as before the crisis, with strict measures to be implemented to protect players. Achieving social distancing goals is going to be a top […]

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 […]

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival cancelled for 2020 due to COVID19

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival cancelled for 2020 due to COVID19

3 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As a result of COVID-19 and current Government restrictions on indoor and outdoor activities, with the requirement for physical distancing, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Committee regrets to confirm the cancellation of this year’s Festival. A statement said “We know that this announcement will be disappointing for music […]

The Joys of Online Entertainment

The Joys of Online Entertainment

3 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie In light of recent times, online entertainment has never been more important to us. From mainstream options such as Netflix to the more unique online pastimes discussed here, we are thankfully blessed with so many options to get us through trying periods. Here we take a look at […]

Gallagher’s Gastropub is Back

Gallagher’s Gastropub is Back

3 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Gallagher’s of MacCurtain Street reopened officially on Tuesday 30thJune in the much-welcomed presence of Lord Mayor Cllr. Joe Kavanagh and Lady Mayoress Stephanie Kavanagh. The Gannon family were thrilled to reopen their doors to their special guests and the many valued customers that began flowing through their doors […]

Will new Taoiseach Micheál Martin go on to become the next President of Ireland?

Will new Taoiseach Micheál Martin go on to become the next President of Ireland?

1 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Miriam O’Callaghan still features High in Betting at 12/1 New Taoiseach Micheál Martin (Fianna Fail), from Cork South Central, is already being backed for a future bid in the Phoenix Park. The current President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins must relinquish the role in 2025 when his second […]

KINSALE: Ireland’s Gourmet Capital to trial “Al Fresco” Street Dining to allow for COVID19 distancing

KINSALE: Ireland’s Gourmet Capital to trial “Al Fresco” Street Dining to allow for COVID19 distancing

1 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Kinsale is known as Ireland’s Gourmet Capital with a plethora of restaurants, hotels and bars Cork County Council has confirmed that it is to trial the closure of Short Quay, and the Sunday closure of Main Street, Kinsale to support businesses during the summer months. The decision follows […]

OUTDOOR DINING: Cork City allows restaurants put chairs and tables on streets #AlFresco

30 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The pedestrianisation of city streets allowing businesses to create outdoor seating areas will be crucial in helping them return to normal trade within the Covid-19 restrictions, Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer has said. Cork South Central Senator Jerry Buttimer has welcomed a decision by Cork City Council to […]

LIFE AFTER COVID19: Gallagher’s of MacCurtain Street in Cork’s Victorian Quarter re-opens today

LIFE AFTER COVID19: Gallagher’s of MacCurtain Street in Cork’s Victorian Quarter re-opens today

30 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Having had a forced hiatus due to a world-wide pandemic, businesses, particularly in the hospitality sector, have had time to re-plan their strategies and look at what is most important to their businesses. In the case of the Gannon family who own Gallagher’s Gastropub, the result of this […]

LIFE AFTER COVID19: Final preparations as Crawford Art Gallery reopens to the public

LIFE AFTER COVID19: Final preparations as Crawford Art Gallery reopens to the public

29 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Crawford Art Gallery reopens its doors to visitors at 10am today. The Board and staff are extremely excited to welcome visitors back to enjoy newly installed Exhibitions and to enjoy international exhibitions installed in March which have yet to be seen by the public. Director Mary McCarthy says […]