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 […]

Cork County Council Amenity Grants

Cork County Council has awarded over one million euro to 80 community groups to fund various projects. The works range from extensions to community centres, to providing walkways. The funds were generated from 200 euro N-P-P-R tax on second homes. which, along with the household charge is becoming the new means by which local authorities […]

Household charge hasn’t gone away!

The Cork Campaign against Household and Water taxes held a protest outside City Hall this evening, just as City Councillors were walking into the building for the ordinary meeting. 96FM reporter David O’Sullivan spoke with some of the 30 protesters many of whom were also calling for a NO vote in what they call the […]

City Hall curtains too expensive says Independent Councillor

A heritage expert who is also a City Councillor says the amount of money spent on some refurbishments to City Hall has been excessive. In response to a question to the City Manager…..  Independent Councillor Kieran McCarthy has received figures confirming that almost 16 thousand euro was spent on Curtain’s for the Chamber, where the […]

Cork Poverty discussed in City Hall

The extent of poverty in Cork was highlighted in City Hall last night. A Sinn Fein motion calling on the Government to create a “National Poverty Strategy” was passed. It suggests that all National and local policies should be “poverty proofed”. to make sure that those living in poverty are not pushed further downwards. During […]

John Mullins re-elected as Cork Chamber President

Speaking after his re-election at Cork Chamber’s 193rd Annual General Meeting, held in the Imperial Hotel today (14/05/2012), Chamber President Mr. John Mullins outlined his priorities for his second 12 month term of office and congratulated Ms. Gillian Keating on her election as Vice President of Cork Chamber. Addressing the meeting Mr. Mullins said, “We […]