Cost of living increases cancelling out any uplift for households – says Cork TD

Cost of living increases cancelling out any uplift for households – says Cork TD

20 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Billy Kelleher (TD for Cork North Central) has said that Ireland’s competitiveness is under attack by rising energy costs. “With the latest CSO figures showing that rising energy costs are swallowing up last year’s tax cuts, it’s clear that working […]

Cork Environmental campaigner Chris Ramsden passes away

Cork Environmental campaigner Chris Ramsden passes away

18 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork are saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Ramsden of Glenbrook. Chris was an essential part of CHASE from the beginning, and contributed hugely to fundraising for CHASE over many years. Dominick Donnelly of the Cork Greens said: “It is so sad […]

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 […]

Biogas plants essential to the future circular economy, says UCC Professor

Biogas plants essential to the future circular economy, says UCC Professor

17 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A leading Irish environmental engineer has called for decarbonisation of Ireland’s gas system in order to achieve the circular economy objectives laid out in the government’s €21.8 billion National Development Plan. Speaking at the SEAI/ International Energy Agency Bioenergy Symposium on “Anaerobic Digestion in the Circular Economy” recently […]

EAST CORK: 75 new jobs – SECAD Partnership Hosts Jobs Fair

EAST CORK: 75 new jobs – SECAD Partnership Hosts Jobs Fair

17 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Bringing together a diverse range of employers in Cork county, the SECAD Jobs Fair will take place on Thursday, 20 September at the Midleton Park Hotel, Cork. With job opportunities in engineering, coding, IT, hospitality and catering, tourism, project management, healthcare and retail, there is a role for […]

AUDIO: Cork has a Presidential Candidate – Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada

AUDIO: Cork has a Presidential Candidate – Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada

16 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Liadh Ní Riada (51) is the Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South, and today SInn Fein confirmed speculation that she is the parties Presidential Candiadate. Personal Profile Raised in County Cork’s rural Múscraí Gaeltacht, she is a native Irish speaker and the youngest daughter of iconic composer and […]

NEW OFFICE BUILDING: 85 South Mall is fully let

NEW OFFICE BUILDING: 85 South Mall is fully let

16 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The new 85 South Mall development enters its final phase of construction, as the scaffolding was recently removed from the South Mall façade, revealing how well it integrates with the existing streetscape. The Developers, JCD Group, have confirmed that the 46,000 sq ft Gold LEED designed office building […]

EU Fisheries mission visits Cork City and West Cork

EU Fisheries mission visits Cork City and West Cork

15 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said she is looking forward to the fishing communities of Ireland and Munster being able to voice their concerns directly to the EU Fisheries Committee. The Ireland South MEP was speaking ahead of an official Committee mission to Cork next week. […]

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 […]

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