Cork City tackles chewing gum

Cork City Council is stepping up their campaign against gum litter and asking people to “Bin it Your Way”. This is the second year of the three-year campaign and Cork City Council are once again an active participant in the high-profile national Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) awareness campaign. On Wednesday 10th July 2013, Cork City […]

Cork Person of the Month is Padraig Ahern

Cork Person of the Month is Padraig Ahern

10th July 2013 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Mr. Padraig Aherne’s voluntary work as a teacher of adults with severe disabilities earned him a Cork Person of the Month award, meaning also he has a 1/12 chance of collecting the overall Cork Person of the Year award for 2013 at the Ceremony in Jan 2014. When […]

Proposal to rename Cork Airport after GAA star fails [audio]

By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A brief idea to rename Cork Airport has failed to “get off the ground”! At the last public meeting of Cork City Council before the summer break Fine Gael Cllr Joe O’Callaghan suggested renaming the terminal after the famous Cork Hurler Christy Ring. But after some light hearted discussion City Councillors […]

New Library for Hollyhill

By Tom O’Sullivan tom@thecork.ie Work will finally commence in the next few weeks on a long awaiting Library on the Northside of the City. It’s part of the overall Northside regeneration plan. The new Hollyhill library will be on the grounds of Terence MacSwiney Community College The large scale project willl take 18 months and […]

Shaky Bridge needs a lick of paint

By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan The famous “Shaky Bridge” in Cork City needs to be re-painted Officially known as Daly’s bridge it links Sunday’s Well road on the northside, with Fitzgerald’s Park on the south The Pedestrian Birdge was opened in the 1920’s but it’s made from wrought iron, and has a timber walkway meaning that […]

Govt TD welcomes Govt decision

Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Aine Collins, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte, that a competitive tendering process is now at its final stage and that, after his Department considers the tenders received by interested parties, a definitive decision should be made in September. “I was very pleased […]

Kinsale Courthouse to Close

Kinsale Courthouse to Close

Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan has criticised the announcement that Kinsale Courthouse is to close, saying it represents a further erosion of local services. The Cork South West Senator was reacting to confirmation from the Courts Service that Kinsale court house is to be shut down in the coming months, along with 7 others across […]

No “Harbour Flights” yet in Cobh, but hopes are high

Ireland’s first sea plane service takes to the skies for its maiden voyage this July, 10th at 10am. It’s from the Company which had once hoped to offer flights from Cobh in Cork to Kinsale and surronding areas. So far Cork plans haven’t progressed but the company is ploughing ahead elsewhere in Ireland. Based at […]

Cobh Mayor welcomes Tourism figures

Cobh Mayor welcomes Tourism figures

The final Mayor of Cobh John Mulvihill Jnr has welcomed new figures released by the Central Statistics Office, highlighting a marked increase in the numbers visiting Ireland. In the period March – May 2013 the total number of trips to Ireland increased by 8.1% to 1,771,700, an overall increase of 132,000 compared with the same […]