FARMING: State to provide €112,000 towards Agricultural shows in Cork

FARMING: State to provide €112,000 towards Agricultural shows in Cork

8 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork-based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has announced that €112,000 has been granted to Cork for agricultural shows next year. This is part of a national allocation of €812,000 by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, which will benefit almost 120 agricultural shows throughout […]

SAILING: Cork Week 2018 confirmed for RCYC Crosshaven

SAILING: Cork Week 2018 confirmed for RCYC Crosshaven

8 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie “It is with great excitement that the Royal Cork Yacht Club announces publication of the 2018 Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week, which will take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 16th to the 21st of July, 2018.” 2016 saw a revived interest in […]

CORK AIRPORT: Celebrates 4% increase in passenger numbers in November

CORK AIRPORT: Celebrates 4% increase in passenger numbers in November

8 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Airport has welcomed an increase of 4% in passenger numbers during November, compared to the same month last year. The figure is representative of 152,000 passengers flying into or out of Cork Airport last month compared to 146,000 in November 2016, an increase of 6,000 additional passengers […]

SOCCER: Aspira continues sponsorship of Cork City FC

SOCCER: Aspira continues sponsorship of Cork City FC

8 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Aspira, the Cork-based consulting and enterprise IT services company, has announced the renewal of its principal sponsorship of Cork City FC for the 2018 season. The sponsorship deal will see the Aspira logo continue to adorn the back of the players’ new Adidas jerseys, which are set to […]

HEALTH INSURANCE: needs “stricter regulations” – Michael Collins TD

HEALTH INSURANCE: needs “stricter regulations” – Michael Collins TD

7 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie West Cork Independent TD, Michael Collins told the Dáil this week that health service is failing and the causes must be addressed urgently. ‘The health insurance industry and the two-tier medical system that we have in this country is totally failing the people who urgently need help and […]

Cancer Care Fundraiser is December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’

Cancer Care Fundraiser is December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Founder of the hugely successful Mercy Recycling Campaign, Denis O’Donovan, has been named as December’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’ winner. The simple idea involves Denis and his son John collecting empty ink cartridges from businesses across Munster, which are then recycled with the proceeds going to the […]

WEST CORK INVESTMENT: Third Grant of over €100k for Innishannon in a week – Daly

WEST CORK INVESTMENT: Third Grant of over €100k for Innishannon in a week – Daly

7 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that LEADER funding has been approved for community projects. Confirming the announcement, Minister Daly said, ‘Minister Ring has confirmed to me that Innishannon playground is to receive €125,000 […]

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: Clonakilty Distillery to open next summer – West Cork

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: Clonakilty Distillery to open next summer – West Cork

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Construction on the Clonakilty Distillery in County Cork is set to begin in the coming weeks, with an expected completion date of summer 2018 The Clonakilty Distillery, located on the Wild Atlantic Way route in Clonakilty, was founded by the Scully family, who have farmed by the coastal […]

Inspirational Cork Youths Receive Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins

Inspirational Cork Youths Receive Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins

7 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Today saw ten inspirational young people from Cork receive their prestigious Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins at a special awards ceremony in Dublin Castle. Jessica O’Brien, Tracey Prendergast, Shane O’Shaughnessy, Eimear Kavanagh, Conor Crowley, Jack Cowhig, Thomas Brooks, Khadija Bouncir, Martina Hayes and Jeremy Murphy […]