New Swansea-Cork Ferry?

Talk of the Cork-Swansea Ferry is back on the table A review group has been setup by the County Council to see if a new route might be commercially viable. The “M-V Julia” stopped sailing in the Autumn of 2011, and then in February this year the Fastnet line was wound up after it was unable to […]

More Dead Horses found in North Cork

The problem of people abandoning dead or neglected horses in North Cork is growing. That’s the message from City Councillor Michael O’Connell. Gardai confirmed at a meeting of the Cities Joint Policing Commitee that the number or horses being found is on the increase. Earlier this year the I-S-P-C-A highlighted the issue and said the […]

Replica Guns are too easy to purchase – says Cllr

Gardai in Cork are to ask retailers of imitation guns to sign up to a voluntary code of conduct. Under Irish Law any gun with a power of less than one joule is NOT classified as a firearm, and can be sold to any person regardless of age. Cork Cities Joint Policing Committee, which is made up mostly […]

Sulky Racing to be banned in Cork

Cork City Council and County Council are looking into passing a bye law to regulate sulky racing. It’s because senior Gardai in the City have indicated that their powers under the existing legislation – The 1996 “Control of Horses Act” – are limited. Last month there was a dangerous sulky race on the Cork-Mallow road. […]

New record set at Cork City Marathon

Freddy Kearon won the sixth annual Cork City Marathon today in a time of 2:22:11 beating the official Cork City Marathon record by over three minutes.  The Kenyan athlete, a first time competitor in Cork, is the first overseas winner of the Cork City Marathon. It was one of the closest races in recent years […]

Macroom water disruption

[updated 4.00pm] There is a Water mains break in Cork St, Macroom with a Stop go traffic system in operation. This will affect the main town centre in Macroom. Major tail backs and delays expected. Please avoid the town centre if at all possible. Cork County Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

FF Cllr Oâ

Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn is looking for Cork City Council to lead the way in transforming the way Cork food and indeed Irish food is promoted. The Fianna Fail councillor believes that in order to increase the sales of indigenous made food there should be one generic food label to show that the produce is of […]

Irish Rail keen to promote Rail this Bank Holiday weekend

The message is! Take the train this weekend to the various events and festivals taking place around the country for a stress free and value for money travel option. Iarnród Éireann is providing extra early morning services on Bank Holiday Monday for the Cork City Marathon. A train will leave Cobh at 08:30 and Midleton […]

Cork get air link to East Midlands (UK)

Tourism Ireland has welcomed today’s announcement by Ryanair of a new flight between East Midlands and Cork, commencing 1 September, which will provide a welcome boost for both business and leisure travel to Cork and the south of Ireland from the all-important British market. Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “The introduction of […]

Mexican Consulate to open in Cork

Mexico is opening a Consulate in Cork! A well known Businessman – Michael Barry, from the Drinks importer and distributor “Barry and Fitzwilliam” – has been appointed “Honorary Consul of Mexico” with responsibility for Cork. An “Honorary Consul” is effectively an unpaid, part-time diplomat, and countries who already have Ambassadors in Dublin, often choose to […]