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The new Lord Mayor of Cork plans on using the Irish language as much as possible during his term in office. Fine Gael Cllr John Buttimer chaired his first City Council meeting last night and unusually read the introductory prayer “as Gaeilge” The Lord Mayor spoke with TheCork.ie at City Hall… 0626-LORDMAYOR-01-says-he-likes-gaeilge.mp3
Cork City are back in league action tomorrow night (Friday night), as they welcome Derry City to Turner’s Cross. **** City’s last league outing saw them claim a point away to Shamrock Rovers, thanks to a late equaliser from John Dunleavy. Speaking ahead of the game, City boss Tommy Dunne told *CorkCityFC.net*: “The rest has... Read More
Cork County Council is to write to the Minster for the Environment and Local Government asking him to “ease the recruitment embargo” Since 2009 the local authority, like others, has not been able to hire or replace staff who retire… In all a quarter of its workforce, around 700 people, have been lost. The local... Read More
Talk of the Cork-Swansea Ferry is back on the table A review group has been setup by the County Council to see if a new route might be commercially viable. The “M-V Julia” stopped sailing in the Autumn of 2011, and then in February this year the Fastnet line was wound up after it was unable to... Read More
The problem of people abandoning dead or neglected horses in North Cork is growing. That’s the message from City Councillor Michael O’Connell. Gardai confirmed at a meeting of the Cities Joint Policing Commitee that the number or horses being found is on the increase. Earlier this year the I-S-P-C-A highlighted the issue and said the... Read More
Cork City Council and County Council are looking into passing a bye law to regulate sulky racing. It’s because senior Gardai in the City have indicated that their powers under the existing legislation – The 1996 “Control of Horses Act” – are limited. Last month there was a dangerous sulky race on the Cork-Mallow road.... Read More
Freddy Kearon won the sixth annual Cork City Marathon today in a time of 2:22:11 beating the official Cork City Marathon record by over three minutes.  The Kenyan athlete, a first time competitor in Cork, is the first overseas winner of the Cork City Marathon. It was one of the closest races in recent years... Read More
[updated 4.00pm] There is a Water mains break in Cork St, Macroom with a Stop go traffic system in operation. This will affect the main town centre in Macroom. Major tail backs and delays expected. Please avoid the town centre if at all possible. Cork County Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn is looking for Cork City Council to lead the way in transforming the way Cork food and indeed Irish food is promoted. The Fianna Fail councillor believes that in order to increase the sales of indigenous made food there should be one generic food label to show that the produce is of... Read More
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... Read More