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 […]

Ireland’s New Consular Corps is based in Cork

30th May 2012 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ambassadors and representives from more than a dozen countries were in Cork today for the launch of The “Ireland Consular Corps” which is new organisation headquartered in Cork. It aims to facilitate communication between the 74 Honorary Consuls across Ireland, 14 of whom are located in Cork. An […]

Cobh needs another access road – Cllrs

Two Cobh Councillors are calling on the County Council to something about the “Fota Road” The R624, which passes by the entrances of the Fota Island Hotel, Golf course, and Wildlife park, is the only route in and out of Cobh, and Great Island. Only four weeks ago a young woman was tragically killed on […]

Ireland to get its own Route 66

Ireland is to get its own version of “Route 66”. It’s called the “Wild Atlantic Way” and will be marketed to tourists as a single package covering 1,400 kilometres from Donegal to West Cork. No new roads will be built. Instead, existing ones will have extra viewing areas and amenities provided, and there will be […]