The “Entrepreneur Ship” is a great name for an innovation centre – now open in Cork

The “Entrepreneur Ship” is a great name for an innovation centre – now open in Cork

5 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland’s newest co-creation space, The Entrepreneur Ship, was officially opened today (Monday) by Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney, T.D. The new centre seeks to optimise the well documented opportunities of the blue economy for Ireland, and accelerate job creation in this sector. Speaking […]

Simon Coveney welcomes home L.É. Niamh to Cork

Simon Coveney welcomes home L.É. Niamh to Cork

2 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie After a successful 12 week deployment to assist in the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, the Irish Naval vessel L.É. Niamh returned today (Friday) to the Naval Base and Dockyard, Haulbowline in Cork. L.É. Niamh was the second naval vessel to be deployed to the Mediterranean to assist […]

New Community Enterprise Centre in Dunmanway

New Community Enterprise Centre in Dunmanway

1 October 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Noel Harrington, (Fine Gael TD Cork South West), today welcomed the news that work on the construction of a Community Enterprise Centre, comprising of 3 commercial units, each measuring 2,500 sq.ft., will commence shortly in Dunmanway. Deputy Harrington said: “I am delighted that following a culmination of many […]

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

Fine Gael Ministers use of Gardaí as a taxi service ‘abuse of position’ says Sinn Fein TD

25 September 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has strongly criticised his constituency rival Minister of State Dara Murphy for an ‘abuse of his position’ in using Garda resources for his own purposes. The junior minister’s car broke down outside Fermoy, Cork and requested that local Gardaí drive him over […]

West Cork will get its fair share of national €30m investment in ‘Village and Town Renewal’

West Cork will get its fair share of national €30m investment in ‘Village and Town Renewal’

23 September 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie One of the two Fine Gael TD’s in Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the €30 million Village and Town Renewal Scheme announced this morning by the Taoiseach, saying that it creates great opportunities in West Cork. “Fine Gael is keenly aware of the impact the economic […]

Cork Minister attends Naval Commissioning Ceremony

Cork Minister attends Naval Commissioning Ceremony

21 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork’s only senior Minister Simon Coveney TD this morning attended the Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 53rd Naval Service Cadet Class at the Naval Base, in Haulbowline, Co. Cork. Conveney is one of the local TD’s in the Harbour area and attended in his capacity as Minister […]

50 Tech jobs announced at Asystec Ballincollig

50 Tech jobs announced at Asystec Ballincollig

18 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD, today announced the creation of 50 new highly skilled jobs over 3 years at the Data Management Solutions Company, Asystec. The Minister made the announcement at the official opening of the new Asystec Cork offices in Ballincollig, Co. […]

Cork products could be in line for special EU Protection

Cork products could be in line for special EU Protection

18 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Deirdre Clune has welcomed the decision of the European Commission to explore the possibility of extending the European geographical scheme to nonagricultural products. Traditional Irish products from Cork Crystal to Clones Lace to hurleys have all been identified in an EU report as products that could […]

€160,000 for Blackrock Castle

€160,000 for Blackrock Castle

9 September 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport, and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism, have announced funding of €160,000 for Blackrock Castle. It’s part of a wider €1.2m package, referred to as the “first phase of investment through Fáilte Ireland’s ‘New Ideas in Ancient […]

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