Cork Screen Commission contributes to Film Festival

9th November 2013, Saturday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie We previously spoke with the Cork Screen Commissioner now the Commission is back in the News. As part of its commitment to building the indigenous Screen Industries in Cork and promoting the City & County as a prime filming destination, Cork Screen Commission is holding a series of […]

Owners of 96FM and C103 – UTV – to open TV channel

Owners of 96FM and C103 – UTV – to open TV channel

6th November 2013, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan news@thecork.ie The Republic of Ireland is to get a new terrestrial TV channel, it will be called “UTV”. It won’t be an opt-out service of the existing UTV Northern Ireland station, rather it will stand on it’s own two feet. 100 new jobs will be created, 70 in […]

Is the Toyota logo on Cork Opera House helping sales Leeside?

5th November 2013 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Why is there a Toyota Logo and Sign on top of Cork Opera House? Ask anyone in Cork and no one will know why? Most will guess that the Japaneses car giant donated money to the Opera House in the past. For a time it was called “Toyota […]

Corkman updates “Olde Cork” book

Corkman updates “Olde Cork” book

2nd November 2013, Saturday By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie It is almost 40 years since Cork native and Galway resident Dr. Chris Coughlan first wrote and published the book ‘Olde Cork’, it is now being republished in an enlarged updated version, with additional chapters. The book was first published in 1975 when he was a teenager and […]

Fota wildlife park names cheetah after Rugby Player

1st November 2013 By The Cork.ie news@TheCork.ie Fota Wildlife Park are delighted to announce that our 1st Northern Cheetah Cub born at the park is to be named ROG in honour of the former Irish and Munster Rugby star Ronan O’Gara. The name choice was tough for the Cork attraction as over 8,000 comments and […]

Franc and Fota Island Resort are excited about Christmas

1st November 2013 By TheCork.ie Entertainment Reporter news@TheCork.ie At Fota Island Resort this Christmas… Peter Kelly aka ‘Franc’ is creating “a world of festive wonder” at the 5-star resort in his own inimitable and stylish way! Under his creative eye the elves are busy preparing for the arrival of a certain gentleman in red, and […]

New xtra-vision and HMV stores open today in Blackpool and Douglas

26th October 2013, Saturday By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Two Xtra-vision and HMV integrated stores officially open in Blackpool and Douglas in Cork today. The stores are among 28 locations around the country to feature the new dual branded stores. To celebrate the official opening, Xtra-vision say they will be offering “fantastic opening day Door Buster […]

Producer of RTE Nationwide Programme is Cork Person of Month

Producer of RTE Nationwide Programme is Cork Person of Month

25 October 2013 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan His name is Eoin Ryan and he is the person behind the RTE Nationwide TV programme. Nationwide is produced from RTE Cork and Editor Eoin Ryan is responsible for its unique format and stories, which attracts over 300,000 viewers, three nights a week on RTE One TV. “It […]

New Restaurant/Bar opens at Cork Airport International Hotel

New Restaurant/Bar opens at Cork Airport International Hotel

25 June 2013 By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Last Thursday we attended the opening of Cork’s newest Bar and Bistro, located at Cork International Airport Hotel. More than one hundred guests, locals and members of the business community gathered on what was also the last function attended by outgoing Lord Mayor Fine Gael Cllr John Buttimer. […]

Cork Passport becomes a reality [audio]

Cork Passport becomes a reality [audio]

8 May 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie It’s official – the Rebel County has become the People’s Republic of Cork with the very first Rebel Passport hot off the press! The organisers of the forthcoming Cork Rebel Week (October 14th – 20th), the flagship Gathering event for Cork, have begun distributing the much anticipated Rebel […]