Sean Kelly says Cork should enjoy slice of EU 1.25bn fund

Sean Kelly says Cork should enjoy slice of EU 1.25bn fund

6th March 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Former GAA President, Sean Kelly, MEP, today encouraged Banks, Small Businesses, Researchers and Universities to collaborate closely to make Ireland a world leader in Innovation. Cork is ideally placed to nurture this global hub of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with its strong academic foundations in UCC & CIT, along […]

Joan Hamilton is February Cork Person of the Month

Joan Hamilton is February Cork Person of the Month

By David O’Sullivan 5th March 2014 david@TheCork.ie Joan Hamilton of Slí Eile in North Cork was named Cork Person of the Month for her unique work and treatment for those suffering with mental health issues. Joan’s approach is based on the belief that people have the capacity to recover their mental health, and that given […]

Clune welcomes Live Register improvement

Clune welcomes Live Register improvement

5th March 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune, has today (Wednesday ) welcomed the latest figures from the CSO, which show that the number of people on the Live Register has fallen for the last 20 months in a row. In Cork City, the number of people signing on has reduced […]

What is the Cork Airport Development Council?

What is the Cork Airport Development Council?

5th March 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Our Opinions We at TheCork.ie have mixed views about the Cork Airport Development Council which holds it’s meetings in Private. We are used to “Councils” being public. Perhaps they should have called it a “Commission” instead? It appears we will only hear what it does from press releases […]

36k cash found in Fairhill House

36k cash found in Fairhill House

4th March 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As part of an ongoing operation by the Divisional drug unit in Anglesea Street and local drug unit in Gurranabraher based in Cork into distribution of controlled substances (Drugs) and money laundering a private residence at Kerryhall Road, Fairhill, Cork City was searched today. The house was searched […]

Midleton Park Hotel sold

Midleton Park Hotel sold

4th March 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The four-star Talbot Hotel Group has announced the purchase of the Midleton Park Hotel in Cork and has announced details of plans to invest 1million in the property. The Wexford based hotel group, which comprises of the Talbot Hotel Wexford, The Talbot Hotel Carlow and the Stillorgan Park […]

Deirdre Clune begins MEP election campaign in Cork, with former Tanaiste

Deirdre Clune begins MEP election campaign in Cork, with former Tanaiste

4th March 2013 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael candidate for Ireland South, Deirdre Clune, has officially begun her European Election campaign with a visit to Beal na mBlath with her father, former Tanaiste and founder of Barry’s Tea, Peter Barry. “The next few months will be challenging but I have never shied away from […]

[Audio] Sinn Fein unhappy at UCC honoring “EU Austerity figure”

3rd March 2013, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Opposition continues to mount over UCC’s decision to give the EC President an Honorary Doctorate. José Manuel Barroso is considered the most powerful figure in the European Union and will visit UCC on Wednesday night to make a 30 minte speech and collect the honour. UCC president […]

[Audio] Local residents now slightly happier about Prison Extension

3rd March 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Irish Prison Service and PJ Hegarty Builders have kept open dialogue with residents living near the 35 million euro extension to Cork prison. The current facility at Rathmore Road is being extended by 150 cells, and is on schedule to open in late 2015. The extension was […]