[Audio] Taoiseach makes 1st official Visit to UCC Campus

31st Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, marked his first visit to the University College Cork campus today by delivering a major speech on public sector reform and the importance of public service. He was speaking at the 15th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture following an invitation by the Department […]

Bellair Estate road layout is dangerous

28th January 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Local election candidate, Derek Cregan (Fine Gael, Cork City South East Ward) has said the safety of pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of Douglas Road and Bellair Estate necessitates changes to the road layout. “The footpath and cycleway near the junction of Douglas Road and Bellair Estate […]

[Audio] Ireland should join CERN says Govt MEP

[Audio] Ireland should join CERN says Govt MEP

21st January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sean Kelly, MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee, has urgently requested a meeting with Dr.Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and the world’s top particle physics lab, to progress steps towards Ireland’s membership of CERN. Last […]

[Audio] Public meeting tonight over new Cork Prison

21st Janaury 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Work on the new Cork prison began this week. The site is located next to the existing facility on the Rathmore Road, beside Collins Barracks. However, many residents in the Glen area remain opposed to the new prison, which bypassed the normal planning process thanks to special […]

Clonakilty will have Flood Relief System by 2017

Clonakilty will have Flood Relief System by 2017

17th January 2014, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The only TD who lives in Clonakilty Jim Daly (Fine Gael) recently met with Junior Minister Brian Hayes and officials at the OPW in relation to the Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme. It follows on from the severe flooding in Clonakilty in June 2012, the CFRAM work for […]

Fota Island Golf Resort to host Irish Open

Fota Island Golf Resort to host Irish Open

13th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Mayor of County Cork is delighted that Fota Island Golf Resort had secured the contract to host the Irish Open golf tournament in June. Fota Island Resort, which was recently purchased by Chinese investors The Kang Group Worldwide. Mayor of County Cork Cllr Noel O’Connor (FG) Welcoming […]

Sports Capital Programme goes digital

Sports Capital Programme goes digital

11th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie In another sign that the pen and paper is on the way out the Sports Capital Programme has also gone digital, so clubs must now apply online in a new system called OSCAR (Online Sports Capital Register). Sports organistions should also take note that this will be the […]

Do we need a “.cork” domain extension?

7th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A former Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork has led calls for the region to begin steps to create its own unique internet domain in an effort to help local business and strengthen online branding. Cllr Emmet O’Halloran (FG) who was originally behind the idea of International Cork Day […]

Clune welcomes IDA stats

Clune welcomes IDA stats

3rd January 2014 By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Senator Deirdre Clune has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by IDA Ireland that their client companies created over 13,000 jobs in 2013 – the highest job creation increase in over a decade. Senator Clune said: “Today’s announcement is yet another endorsement on this Government’s Action Plan for Jobs […]

MEP welcomes Cork Airport new route

19th December 2013 By TheCork.ie news@TheCork.ie Sean Kelly MEP – has welcomed today’s announcement by Aer Lingus Regional, that the airline intends to expand its services at Cork Airport. The government’s scrapping of the travel tax was the key incentive for Aer Lingus Regional’s decision to grow passenger numbers from Cork airport beyond 300,000 in […]