LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

LEADER funding for Cork’s rural development

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rural Ireland needs more investment Minister for European Affairs, Cork’s Dara Murphy TD, has welcomed today’s government announcement in relation to County Cork’s allocation of the overall €220 million LEADER portion of funding, under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). “I have been working in unison with Rural Action […]

Cork Winner Of National Poetry Competition

10 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Co Cork man was named winner of the Ennis-based Caring for Carers Ireland National Poetry Competition 2015 at a ceremony in County Clare at the weekend. Patrick Holloway from Crosshaven beat off competition from all over Ireland to claim the top prize for his poem “A Little […]

Co Cork Pay Parking situation clarified

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed Cork County Council’s passing of a Pay Parking Policy, stating that it gives discretion to locally elected Councillors, and could allow for the impasse regarding pay parking in Douglas to be brought to an end. “This is an important step, and I […]

Pfizer Little Island will stay open

10 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 160 jobs to be retained in decision The East Cork based Minister of State for Trade Promotion Seán Sherlock TD (Labour) has confirmed that the Little Island facility of Pfizer, which the company had marked for sale two years ago, is to be retained within the company’s portfolio […]

Cork Cllr wants to ban home repossessions

Cork Cllr wants to ban home repossessions

9 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning called for legislation to ban home repossessions as news emerged that only Dublin and Meath Circuit Courts have had more civil bills for repossession submitted to them this year than Cork Circuit Court. Seven thousand one hundred and one (7101) […]

Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme final today

6 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie More than 45 mini-companies will compete to become the Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme Regional Winners 2015 in University College Cork (UCC) today. With a prize fund of €4,000, this year some 400 students from across Cork will present their mini-company business plans, display their product or service […]

Simon says Annual Fundraising Ball still strong

Simon says Annual Fundraising Ball still strong

5 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie 15 years of the Cork Simon Annual Fundraising Ball were marked today (Thursday 05 March) by a special gathering of 30 volunteers, supporters and sponsors who have contributed to making the event one of the highlights of the social calendar in Cork. Volunteers Phil Vaughan, Mary Wilson and […]

Anti water charges meeting

5 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) TDs Paul Murphy and Joe Higgins will speak at a public meeting titled “Water, Protest and the Elections:  Building a New Movement for Working Class People” in the Metropole Hotel on tonight at 8pm organised by the AAA. Paul Murphy was recently arrested for […]

Cork landmark buildings open to public

4 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Open House Cork, a unique event which will exhibit the private and public architectural treasures of the city to the public over the course of a weekend, is reaching out to the people of Cork to get involved in what promises to be a very memorable experience. The […]