French Kitesurfer sails from Brittany to Roches Point

French Kitesurfer sails from Brittany to Roches Point

20 July 2013 By David O’Sullivan The first person to kite-surf from France to Ireland has been speaking to the media this morning in Cork. 37 year old Bruno Sroka is a three time world champion kite surfer. He left a beach in Brittany yesterday morning at 6.20 local time, and reached Roches Point, […]

Cork Boxer in action tonight in London

20th July 2013 By David O’Sullivan In BOXING… Cork’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan will defend his W-B-O International Middleweight title against unbeaten UK middleweight Billy Joe Saunders tonight [Saturday] O’Sullivan – from Mahon – is 29 and sees his 23 year old opponent as a “boy”, but in the UK Saunders is a “rising star” […]

First meeting of agency that has replaced Cork VEC’s

By Tom O’Sullivan email: FÁS courses in Cork will be delivered by a new organisation soon. It’s called the Cork “Education and Training Board “ and was formed by the merger of the old Cork City, and Cork County, VEC’s Nationally the Government is saving more than “two million euro” by merging 33 VEC’s […]

Cork economy boosted by Springsteen concert

By David O’Sullivan Cork’s business community has welcomed this evening’s Bruce Springsteen concert More than 40-thousand people have travelled to Cork to see “The Boss”, and there isn’t a hotel bed available within a 15-kilometre radius of the city. Even Springsteen himself is understood to be staying in the 5 star Castlemartyr Resort Hotel […]

Cork Farmers says weather is “too hot”!

Copyright David O’Sullivan Drought is becoming a serious problem for farmers as the heatwave has brought grass growth to a “virtual standstill” on dry farms Some farmers have been forced to install temporary water troughs, and streams have gone dry. Others have been forced to break into their valuable winter fodder reserves to feed […]

Don’t waste water during heatwave – says County Council

Copyright David O’Sullivan Cork County Council is appealing to people to NOT waste water. Engineers have noticed an increased demand on supply especially in the evening from 6.30 to 9.30pm which they suspect is people watering gardens. Since the beginning of the dry-spell water consumption from has increased by about 10 to 15 percent […]

Cllr hopes crowds will flood to meeting

By David O’Sullivan Anyone interested in the flooding problem in the Lower River Lee is invited to a public information session this afternoon [Wednesday] Details of the “Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme” which includes Blackpool and Ballyvolane will be on display in Cork City Hall from 3pm to 9pm. Representives of “Arup Consulting Engineers” […]

OPW unveils Clonakilty Flood Relief Works

By David O’Sullivan An 11 million euro plan to prevent future flooding in Clonakilty have been unveiled, and members of the public are being asked for their input this evening. Last Summer, on June 28th, more than 70 houses, and 100 business premises flooded in Clonakilty when heavy rain caused the river to overflow. […]

Jedward become honorary Citizens of Cork

Jedward become honorary Citizens of Cork

Two celebrities from the Music World have received Cork Passports. Jedward – made up of 21 year old twins John and Edward Grimes – were presented with their documents in Cork City Hall this afternoon by the Lord Mayor Labour Cllr Catherine Clancy and their upbeat personalities were a big hit. The novelty Rebel Passport […]

West Cork Cycle for Charity [video]

By David O’Sullivan An 18 year old student in Clonakilty has completed a “Round Ireland Cycle” of more than 1,500 kilometres Jamie O’Neill from Ahiohill started in Mizen Head on June 25th, and covered about 100km every day The fifth year student undertook the Cycle to raise money for West Cork Rapid Response – […]