Cork City and County VECs to be merged

The Government is to press ahead with halving the number of Vocational Education Committees (VECs) across the country. It has published plans to reduce the number from 33 to 16. The previous Fianna Fail government said Cork would retain Corks seperate VECs, but alas the ‘new’ Fine Gael-Labour coalition have now said the axe will […]

The Ring comes to Cork

South & East Cork Tourism are delighted to announce that the official launch of ‘The Ring of Cork’ tourism brochure and the ‘Cork Open Gardens’ will be performed by Mr. Phil Hogan TD, Minister for Environment, Community, and Local Government on Friday July 8th at Fota House, Arboretum, and Gardens in East Cork. The Ring […]

Coca-Cola to promote Tanora in Cork

Tanora – the drink considered to be a true Rebel tradition – is to be put to the ultimate taste test by its legions of fans in Cork. Recently the formula of the tangerine-flavoured sparking drink was altered but feedback from fans was mixed, so much so that Tanora’s manufacturers have decided to put Tanora […]

McGrath welcomes of sale of Shanbally Pfizer plant to BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Cork South Central Fáil TD Michael McGrath has welcomed the sale of the Pfizer manufacturing facility at Shanbally, Cork to BioMarin but has again expressed his regret that there will be 65 job losses later in the year as the plant closes. Deputy McGrath commented: “Today’s announcement that the sale has been completed of the […]

Mairead McGuinness im Cork Sunday

Mairead McGuinness, Ireland East Fine Gael MEP who is seeking her party’s nomination for the Presidency will be in Cork on Sunday. At 12 noon the MEP will be in Ballincollig for the Cork Summer Show, now in its 170th year, and she will meet Fine Gael public representatives and members.

One-off grant for Cork to mark Civic Responsibility Week and the State visits

Mr. Phil Hogan T.D, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (5/5/2011) called on everyone to work together to ensure Cork is presented in the best possible light during the upcoming State visits. To celebrate Civic Responsibility Week which runs from 9 May to 15 May the Minister is offering Cork a one-off […]

Cork City Team News v Longford Town

Cork City captain Greg O’Halloran and goalkeeper Mark McNulty look set to miss tomorrow night’s game against Longford Town at Turner’s Cross. McNulty is suspended following his sending off in the 5-1 win over Salthill Devon while O’Halloran is struggling with a knee injury, and City boss Tommy Dunne says he is very unlikely to […]

Cork Seanad candidate emphasises role of Renewable energy

NUI Seanad candidate Regina O’Connor emphasises the role of Renewable Energy in the turn around in Cork’s economy and the creation of Cork jobs Regina was a member of the EU negotiation team which formulated the EU renewable energy package for Ireland and all other EU member states. Regina will attend today’s Cork Energy workshop organized by […]

Sporting success for Cork Husband and Wife

A husband and wife duo have become the latest recipients of the ‘Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month’ Awards. Marian Heffernan was recognised with the February award, while her husband Robert was given the prize for March. The scheme is backed by local radio sations Cork’s 96FM and C103, The River Lee Hotel and The […]


Congratulations to Cork’s Kay O’Carroll who won the Ladies’ Open Singles title with a 4 – 3 victory over Linda Harte from Kilkenny at the Tramore Spring Festival over the weekend. The Cork ladies’ team were unlucky to lose to the eventual winners Wexford in the semi-finals of the Ladies’ Inter-Counties Challenge competition.