AUDIO: Garda Commissioner comments on Roma Children controversy

30th October 2013, Wednesday By The Garda Commissioner says he won’t preempt the findings of a HSE and Garda inquiry into the taking of Roma children from their families. The two state agencies are currently compiling reports, which will be given to the Children’s Ombudsman for consideration. They focus on how a 7-year-old […]

AUDIO: Garda Commissioner comments on Love Hate Actor

30 October 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth The Garda Commissioner has said that members of the force are allowed to be act in local “dramatic societies”, but he wouldn’t comment on whether or not a member who played the role of a Garda in a TV Series may have over-stepped the mark Earlier this […]

Jobs announcement reaffirms Cork’s IT hub status – Buttimer

Jobs announcement reaffirms Cork’s IT hub status – Buttimer

30th October 2013 By Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) said that the decision of StorageCraft Technology Corporation to establish its international headquarters in Cork reaffirms the city’s status as an IT hub. Deputy Buttimer was commenting after the announcement that StorageCraft is to create 30 new jobs […]

AUDIO: Garda Commissioner opens Crime Prevention Day in Cork

30 October 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth The Garda Commissioner – Martin Callinan – is in Cork this morning to launch a “Crime Prevention Day” An exhibition is taking place in City Hall from 11am to 6pm It will focus on all aspects of Crime Prevention and will include exhibitors from the security industry […]

[Audio] County Councillors call on Minister to overhaul rates system

29th October 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth “The method of calculating rates for businesses needs to be reformed” That’s the consensus of Cork County Councillors who today agreed to write to the Minister asking for an overhaul of the system. Business rates are collected by a local authorities but their method of calculation […]

Skibb Man Breaks World Record for Bras

Skibb Man Breaks World Record for Bras

29th October 2013, Tuesday By A Skibbereen retailer has broken the world record for unclasping the most bras ever in 60 seconds! Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen succeeded in unclasping 91 bras in his shop on Saturday afternoon as part of his fundraising drive for Get the Girls, the Irish Cancer […]

[Audio] Cork Technorati take chartered train to Dublin Web Summit

29th October 2013, Tuesday, 7am By Bryan T. Smyth The biggest Technology event in Europe will start in Dublin TOMORROW and….in advance… almost 200 entrepreneurs from Cork will travel to the Capital today on an unusual chartered train. Three Cork tech companies – VoxPro, PCH International and TrustEv – are paying to bring 180 […]

West Cork Model Railway Village closes for renovations

29th October 2013, Tuesday By Clonakilty Town Cllr Cionnaith O Suilleabhain reports that the West Cork Model Railway Village in Clonakilty will close from this Monday 4th November until the 16th February 2014. It’s to allow for a major upgrade and restoration programme. The popular tourist facility will mark its 20th anniversary next […]

It’s a Public Holiday, not a Bank Holiday says Govt MEP

28th October 2013 Monday By “The tradition of dubbing Ireland’s National public holidays ‘Bank Holidays’ is nonsensical and should end,” Sean Kelly MEP said this October holiday weekend. “The term ‘Bank Holiday’ dates back to a legislative act in the late 1800s which designated four additional closure dates for businesses and banks in […]

New xtra-vision and HMV stores open today in Blackpool and Douglas

26th October 2013, Saturday By Bryan T. Smyth Two Xtra-vision and HMV integrated stores officially open in Blackpool and Douglas in Cork today. The stores are among 28 locations around the country to feature the new dual branded stores. To celebrate the official opening, Xtra-vision say they will be offering “fantastic opening day Door […]

Cork Convention Bureau backs Event Centre

25th October 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth The Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) has welcomed the recent announcement of a large scale dedicated conference and events centre for Cork with the government pledging €10 million towards the development in the recent budget.  By this the government are recognising the potential for a wide range of Cork […]